BIOL 220-224-240 FAQ's

Updated March 15, 2023


Welcome to the BIOL 220-224-240 FAQ page! We hope this helps answer some basic questions about these important courses.

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Who can take these courses?

These service courses are for Pre-Nursing and Kinesiology majors who meet the prerequisites. During registration, these students have priority, as these courses are necessary for their degree programs. Once those students have filled as many seats as possible, then the Biology Department will open any remaining seats to all students who meet the prerequisites (including Biology majors)


What are the prerequisites? 

  • BIOL 220 Human Anatomy - BIOL 110 or BIOL 115 or BIOL 130 & 131.
  • BIOL 224 Human Physiology - BIOL 110 or BIOL 115 or BIOL 130 & 131, and CHEM 115A/CHEM 115B or CHEM 125A/CHEM 125B or CHEM 110 or CHEM 105.
  • BIOL 240 Medical Microbiology - BIOL 110 or BIOL 115 or BIOL 130 & 131, and CHEM 115A/CHEM 115B or CHEM 105.


I am trying to enroll for next semester, but I am not able to since I am currently in a prerequisite class this semester. How do I make sure I will get a seat?

Students who have met the prerequisites will have priority over those who are still completing them. However, once your grade is posted, and if there are still seats available, then you can work with your advisor to request permission to enroll.


What if I need to repeat the class?

Almost every semester, these classes are not open to repeaters for the first several weeks of registration. This allows first-timers a chance to enroll.  At some point, remaining seats will be open to repeaters.

  • If you received a C or better, then you will need to complete a Course Repeat Exception form, which will require a signature from the Biology Department Chair. For more information about this form, please discuss with your Undergraduate Advisor or your Faculty Advisor.
  • If you received a C- (minus) or lower, then you will be able to enroll once the no-repeat restriction has been lifted.
  • Please take a look at SSU's Repeat Policy


Who do I contact if I need help with advising and getting into these classes?


Additional Questions? Email!