The Department of Biology is able to accept a limited number of current TCNJ students into the department as new biology majors each semester. Current TCNJ students who meet the requirements may apply to the department to change their major to biology, but acceptance into the major is not guaranteed.
The minimum requirements to apply for internal transfer to biology are as follows:
– Grade of C- or higher in BIO 201 (Foundations of Biological Inquiry)
– Grade of C- or higher in CHE 201 (General Chemistry I)
Simply meeting the minimum requirements may not result in acceptance, due to the limited capacity within the department. Acceptance is determined by a committee of faculty in the Department of Biology and is based on the availability of space, and these additional considerations:
– Math and Science GPA
– Science and Math courses completed
– Number of course units taken at TCNJ
The departmental application form is available using the link below, or by requesting a copy from the Biology Office, Biology Building Room 202.
The Department’s Internal Transfer Application Form should be completed and submitted to the Biology Office by December 1st for review after the fall semester or April 15th for review after the spring semester. If admitted, a Change of Major form will need to be completed by the student and signed by the Biology Department Chair.