Should I switch to semester curriculum?

Who will be automatically switched to semester curriculum?

  • Automatic switch will apply ONLY to 2017 Freshman in these majors:
    • Biotechnology
    • Environmental Biology
  • All other majors and years will have the option to switch. Please follow the advice below to make your decision.

Should I stay on quarters or switch to semesters?

Stay on quarter curriculum IF:

  • You plan on graduating by Spring 2019, Fall 2019, Spring 2020, or Fall 2020.
  • You have completed BIO 211/L
  • You have taken core courses towards your Option
  • You have approved petitions
  • You want to keep the Option in your diploma

Switching to semesters IF:

  • You plan on graduating after 2021
  • You have not started courses beyond the BIO series
  • You do not have approved petitions

Warning! IF you switch,

  • You will have to re-do ALL your petitions
  • DPR will be ‘red’ & may take months to fix