The following chart lists examples of courses that have been reviewed by our admissions committee for equivalency to the required prerequisite courses. Please use this as a guide as you review your prerequisite courses.
Genetics: (3-4 semester hours) Principles of modern and classical genetics. Topics that should be covered include: Basic Mendelian genetics, meiosis, mitosis, chromosome rearrangement, DNA structure and replication, mutations, bacterial and phage genetics, gene regulation, transcription, translation, plasmids, transposons, cloning, population genetics, evolution (WSU MBioS 301).
Introductory Genetics: Covers gene transmission, including chromosome mapping, genetic pathways; mutational analysis of biological processes emphasizing mutations affecting chromosome transmission. Introduction to genomics - cloning and sequence analysis of whole genomes. Emphasizes formal genetic mechanisms, molecular techniques.
Genetics of Livestock Improvement: This course encompasses basic principles of animal breeding and genetics with application towards the improvement of domestic livestock species. A variety of topics are covered to facilitate a greater understanding of gene function, inheritance patters and selection practices used in sustainable animal breeding programs.
Statistics: (3 semester hours) Topics that should be covered include: Introduction to descriptive and inferential statistics: t-tests, chi-square tests, one-way ANOVA, simple linear regression and correlation. (WSU Stat 212, 412 or Psych 311)
Principles of Statistics: Includes summarizing data, measures of central location, measures of variation, probability, mathematics expectation, probability distributions, sampling and sampling distributions, estimation, hypothesis testing, analysis of variance, regression analysis, and correlation.
Management Statistics: This is the introduction to basic statistics for management students.
Biology with lab, Part I
Biology with lab, Part I: (4 semester hours w/lab) One semester of a two semester sequence for science majors and pre-professional students. Biology of organisms; plants, animals, ecology and evolution. (WSU Biol 106)
Biological Principles I: An introductory course focusing upon fundamental biological concepts and methods for students planning to major in biology or for students needing to satisfy a professional school requirement in biology. This course, one in a two semester series, focuses on the biological principles of evolution and speciation, a survey of biological diversity, the study of plant form and function, and the study of animal form and function. Three lectures and one 3-hour laboratory per week.
Biological Thinking: The science behind the science of life. Masters the core concepts of modern biology, understands the scientific discoveries that lie behind those concepts, and develops scientific reasoning skills so that students can contribute discoveries of their own.
Biology with lab, Part II
Biology with lab, Part II: (4 semester hours w/lab) One semester of a two-semester sequence for science majors and pre-professional students. Cell biology and genetics of prokaryotes and eukaryotes. (WSU Biol 107)
Biological Principles II: An introductory course focusing upon fundamental biological concepts and methods for students planning to major in biology or for students needing to satisfy a professional school requirement in biology. This course, one in a two semester series, focuses on biomolecules, the molecular components of life, fundamental cell structures, and an introduction to genetics. Three lectures and a one 3-hour laboratory per week.
Biology and Society: Not open to Biology majors or for minor credit. Principles of biology and their relationship to social issues. Three lectures and one 3-hr lab a week.
Inorganic Chemistry with lab, Part I
Inorganic Chemistry with lab, Part I: (4 semester hours w/lab) Stoichiometry, structure, gases, liquids, solids, solutions, thermodynamics, kinetics, equilibrium, volumetric, and gravimetric analysis. (WSU Chem 105)
General Chemistry I: Basic principles of chemistry, including stoichiometry. Introduction to solution phase chemistry. Gas phase chemistry. Thermodynamics, including enthalpies of formation and reaction. Atomic structure, periodic trends, chemical bonding, molecular structure.Three lectures and a one 3-hour laboratory per week.
Elementary Survey of Chemistry: Nonrigorous but adequate background in fundamentals. Preparation for technical training in life sciences. Three lectures and one 3-hr lab a week.
Inorganic Chemistry with lab, Part II
Inorganic Chemistry with lab, Part II: (4 semester hours w/lab) Acid-base, ionic, molecular, solubility, oxidation/reduction equilibria; kinetics, electrochemistry; systematic chemistry of the elements; coordination compounds. (WSU Chem 106)
General Chemistry II: Liquids and solids. Solutions and colligative properties. Continuation of thermodynamics, including entropy and free energy. Principles and applications of chemical equilibrium, including acid-base chemistry (titrations, buffers). Kinetics. Redox reactions and electrochemistry. Three lectures and a one 3-hour laboratory per week.
Introduction to Chemistry: General treatment of the fundamentals of chemistry. Three lectures and one 3-hr lab a week.
Organic Chemistry with lab
Organic Chemistry with lab: (4 semester hours w/lab) Survey of organic chemistry, providing an overview of the chemistry of the functional groups. Topics that should be covered include: structure and function in organic chemistry; reaction mechanisms, molecular orbital theory, alkanes, alkenes, alkynes, and radicals; biological applications. (WSU Chem 345)
Organic Chemistry I: Introduction to the chemistry of carbon compounds; functional groups; relationships among molecular structure, properties, and reactivity; and biological relevance. For life and environmental sciences majors. Three lectures and a one 3-hour laboratory per week.
Survey of Organic and Bioorganic Chemistry: Structure, nomenclature, properties, reactions of organic compounds emphasizing those of practical importance in related fields.
Biochemistry: (3 semester hours) Modern biochemistry for undergraduates in the biological sciences. Topics that should be covered include: proteins (amino acids, protein structure, enzyme kinetics and mechanisms), metabolism (carbohydrate structure, glycolysis, TCA cycle, oxidative phosphorylation, glycogen metabolism, and metabolic integration), molecular genetics (central dogma, DNA structure, packaging, replication, repair, RNA transcription, translation, genetic code, protein targeting, gene expression, DNA technology). (WSU MBioS 303)
Biochemistry: Carbohydrate, lipid, protein, and nucleic acid structure and function; enzyme kinetics; energetics; major metabolic pathways for carbohydrates, lipids, and amino acids; photosynthesis; regulation of gene function.
The Biochemistry of Health for Non-Science Majors: Introduction for non-science majors to the biochemical basis of nutrition, health, DNA, and the human genome. The class and laboratory includes training for in depth searching of Internet and library information resources, evaluating and presenting the information found, and an introduction to DNA fingerprinting.
Physics with lab
Physics with lab: (4 semester hours w/ lab) Algebra/trigonometry-based physics; topics in mechanics, wave phenomena, temperature, and heat. (WSU Phys 101)
General Physics I: Non-calculus treatment of mechanics, waves, sound, and heat. Knowledge of simple algebra and trigonometry is required.
The Great Ideas of Physics: Conceptual, quantitative, and laboratory treatments of the great ideas and discoveries that have influenced lives and changed perceptions of nature, from Johannes Kepler's laws of planetary motion and Isaac Newton's and Albert Einstein's laws of motion and gravity to the modern concepts of the quantal structure of nature and the big bang universe.
Mathematics (algebra, pre-calculus, or higher): (3 semester hours) Graphs, properties and applications of polynomial, rational, exponential and logarithmic functions. (WSU Math 106)
College Algebra: Functions: graphs, transformations, combinations, and inverses. Polynomial, rational, exponential, logarithmic functions, and applications. Systems of equations and matrices. Partial fractions.
Intermediate Algebra: Linear equations and inequalities, polynomials and exponents, rational expressions, roots and radicals, quadratic equations, lines, systems of equations and inequalities, applied problems , factoring, graphs, the quadratic formula , completing the square and complex numbers.