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I'm taking chem142 and bio180 for spring quarter and planned to take chem152 and bio200 together in the summer until I read this in the course catalog:
"Second course in a three-quarter series (BIOL 180, BIOL 200, BIOL 220). Prerequisite: 1.5 in BIOL 180; either CHEM 152, CHEM 154, CHEM 155, CHEM 220, CHEM 223, or CHEM 237"

I find it a bit strange that a 1.5 is required in bio180 but there isn't a minimum gpa that's required in any of the other chem courses. Has anyone here taken chem152 and bio200 together?
 

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If you're non-matriculating you can take classes without the prereqs.

If you're matriculating there are ways to get around the prereqs depending on the department. I wrote a petition to the chemistry department dean to take CHEM 162 and CHEM 237 simultaneously. I got a yes response within hours. I tried to petition to take BIOL 180 and BIOL 200 simultaneously but they wouldn't even read it. I would say go talk to a bio adviser but if you're non-matric they won't talk to you.
 

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Thanks. I'm non-matriculated and it's already stressing me out trying to find classes that will not only fit my schedule, but also don't overlap each other in time slots. I'll talk with an advisor tomorrow in the biology department.
 

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Don't waste a trip. The bio advisers won't talk to you unless you're matriculating. Try the gateway center advisers, but call first just in case. Is there room in BIOL 180? I'm registered for it this quarter if you want info. The course website is http://protist.biology.washington.edu/biol180/
 

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Both BIOL180 and CHEM142 are full. I need to go to as many labs as possible this week and hope that a spot opens up for for bio, and there's only 1 quiz section and lab for chem that doesn't conflict with bio. :xf: