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Declaring a Biology major

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Declaring a Biology major

You can declare the Biology Major only if you have COMPLETED the following courses (or their equivalents): Biology 10100, 10200. Chemistry 10301, 10401. Math 20100 or 20500 with a 'C' grade or higher.
 
Note: those students who have completed 60 credits and must declare a major but have not completed all the REQUIRED courses (Bio 101/102, Chem 103/104, Math 201 or 205) should see student advising at CCAPP in order to declare. 
 
Declaration Instructions (you need to complete all the indicated steps in order to declare): 
 
Step 1: Fill out the following google form: 
 
Step 2: Fill out the Biology Major Advising Form using Microsoft Word on a computer (Do NOT fill it out with pen, pencil, etc) and save this form because you will be updating it every semester until you graduate. (It will also be used as your Biology Major grad check when it's time to graduate). Fill out both left and right sides of the form. The right side of the form includes a "Course Plan" -- a plan for you to graduate. You must include, semester-by-semester, ALL courses you have taken at CCNY, all courses you are currently taken, and all courses you are planning to take up to graduation. You can ALWAYS change your plan, as certain courses may not be offered, new courses may be offered, you may decide to take different electives, or you decide to take your courses in a different order. You can change your plan, but YOU MUST HAVE A PLAN THAT FULFILLS BOTH THE CCNY AND BIOLOGY MAJOR REQUIREMENTS. The second page of the form lists the requirements for the Major, as well as the electives that are offered frequently and their prerequisites.
 
Step 3: On a computer, fill out the top two rows (name, DOB, EMPL ID, email) of the the Major Declaration Form and then save it as a PDF. 
 
Step 4: Email the filled out Advising Form (step 2) AND Major declaration form (Step 3) to ygrigoryev@ccny.cuny.edu. Make sure to include your full name, email, and EMPL ID in the email as well. All THREE steps need to be completed before the Registrar deadline passes for declaring a major.  
 
·      Dr. Grigoyev will review the forms and if everything looks good, he will sign and email the Major Declaration form back to the student, who then must print it out, sign it and bring to the Registrar to be declared as Biology Major. If the Registrar does not receive the signed form by declaration deadline, a student will not be declared as a Bio major by the deadline! 
 
·      Upon declaring the Biology major, each new major is assigned a permanent faculty advisor. The advisor is a full-time member of the Biology faculty who will assist the major until they graduate. The professor will review the student's classes, advise them on their progress through the curriculum and approve them for graduation.    
 
·      Every semester, Biology majors are required to meet with their advisors for registration. They are encouraged to meet with them more frequently. Students should bring completed major forms to each appointment with their advisor. 
 
 
Useful links in case the hyperlinks do not work: 
 
Here is a link to the Biology Major requirements:   
 
 
Here is a link to the Biology Major Advising form: 
 
 
Here is a link to Major Declaration Form: 
 
 
Here is a link to a sample filled-out form: