Biology Major Application

Please be sure that you have met the eligibility requirements for declaring a Biology major:

  • You must have completed BIOL 2100.

  • If you have AP/IB credit for BIOL 2100, you must have completed any 3000-level BIOL course.

  • You must have a cumulative GPA of 2.0 or better and be in good academic standing.

  • If you are a transfer student you are exempt from the UVA Biology course prerequisite if you have transfer credit for both BIOL 2100 and BIOL 2200 and a cumulative GPA of at least 2.0.

  • If you are a 3rd year transfer student you may declare the BA degree during your first semester at UVA only if you are enrolled in BIOL 3000 or BIOL 3010.

When your request has been processed an email with your assigned advisor’s name and contact information, as well as directions for completing your major declaration, will be sent to your UVA email address. Please refer to the Biology Department website for complete information about Biology degree program requirements and courses offered.


Please enter your UVA ID email address using this format: (no aliases please)

Please indicate your level of interest in the following areas:

Thank you very much!

For questions, contact Biology Undergraduate Coordinator Stephanie Ryan in the Biology office (Gilmer Hall 229, ).

You will see a confirmation page and receive a confirmation email when you submit.