Sep 28, 2022  
2022-2023 University Catalog 
2022-2023 University Catalog

Biological Sciences Major Change (CODO) Requirements


  • Biology, BS   (BIOL)
  • Cell, Molecular & Developmental Biology (CMDB)
  • Ecology, Evolution & Environmental Biology (EEEB)
  • Genetics (GNTC)
  • Health & Disease (HLDS)
  • Microbiology (MICR)
  • Microbiology Honors (MICH)
  • Neurobiology & Physiology (NRPH)

General Requirements

  • Minimum Semesters:  1
  • Minimum West Lafayette Credit Hours:  12
  • Minimum GPA:  2.0

Other Requirements

  • Students are accepted for FALL, SPRING, and SUMMER.
  • Students are admitted on a SPACE AVAILABLE BASIS ONLY after a holistic review.  Space is limited.
  • Students must be in good academic standing (not on academic probation). 
  • 2.0 GPA or better in any completed BIOL, CHM, CS, MA, PHYS or STAT course that meets degree requirements. See courses listed under program of interest in the College of Science Department of Biological Sciences  Programs section of the 2022-2023 University Catalog or current students can use the “What if” function in MyPurduePlan.

Advising Next Steps

Meeting with a Biology Academic Advisor is strongly recommended to provide advice and information about the programs and changing majors. Call (765) 494-4747 to schedule an appointment.