Portland Community College | Portland, Oregon

Biology 2011-2015

Degree Bachelor of Arts or Bachelor of Science

General Education

Transfer Equivalency website

Required Courses

University Requirement PCC Equivalent Credits
CH 221, 222 & 223 Introductory General Chemistry I, II, III or Honors Chemistry, CH 224H, 225H, 226H and CH 227, 228, & 229 General Chemistry Lab I, II, & III CH 221, 222 & 223 General Chemistry I, II, III 15
CH 331 and 335 or 336 Organic Chemistry No PCC equivalent -
MTH 246 & 247 Calculus for the Biological Sciences I & II MTH 251 & 252 Calculus I & II 9
PHY 201, 202 & 203 General Physics or PHY 251, 252& 253 General Physics w/Calculus PHY 201, 202 & 203 General Physics or PHY 211, 212 & 213 General Physics w/Calculus 12 or 15

Option A: Biology Honors Sequence

BI 281H Cells, Biochemistry & Physiology

BI 282H Genetics & Molecular Biology

BI 283H Evolution, Diversity & Ecology


Option B: General Biology Sequence:

BI 211 Cells

BI 212 Organisms

BI 213 Populations

BI 214 Mechanisms

Option A: Honors sequence needs to be taken at UO


Option B: BI 211, 212, 213 Principles of Biology

BI 214 Mechanisms needs to be taken at UO








It is strongly encouraged that students wishing to transfer into this major contact the U of O Biology department for advising.

A brief review of some of the requirements for the Biology major:

A score of 5 or more on the IB higher level Biology exam provides 12 credits for the General Biology courses BI 211 Cells, 212 Organisms, 213 Populations. An AP Biology Score of 4 or higher provides eight general education University credits of 100-level Biology (BI 1xxT, BI 1xxT) and 4 credits for the first course in our General Biology sequence (BI 211 Cells). AP credit for Chemistry is granted as CH 221, 222, 223 with scores of 3, 4 or 5. Credit is not awarded for the laboratory so students are required to take the laboratory sequence (CH 227, 228, 229).


Additional Requirements

  • For U of O's Bachelor's Degree Requirements, refer to General Education. For PCC courses that transfer to U of O, refer to the Transfer Equivalencies link.
  • If you plan to earn an AAOT degree, all U of O general education requirements will be met by AAOT degree requirements.

PCC endeavors to create accurate transfer guides for students; however, requirements may change without notice. Students are responsible for working with PCC advisors and their transfer institution to ensure that their academic plan will meet requirements and timelines.

Last updated: February 2015