The set of courses that you will take to obtain your degree in Biology seeks to accomplish different goals in your education. These are divided into those required by the University of Puerto Rico-Rio Piedras campus to fulfill your general education, the College of Natural Sciences to fulfill your science knowledge, and the Department of Biology to fulfill your specialty and research enterprise. Taking and passing the Advanced Placement (AP) tests will determine in important ways the sequence of courses that you will take to complete your degree requirements. Passing the AP tests in Mathematics and Language will allow you to immerse directly in your study program. Otherwise you will have to complete these requirements while at UPR-RP.
We have developed an excel table that includes the curricular sequence for both areas of emphasis in our curriculum that will allow you to compare them (with and without approved AP tests) simultaneously. By clicking on the provided links you will be able to see the table in your web browser. By right-clicking on the same link you will be able to save the table on your computer.
Proposed course sequence for students with approved AP tests
Proposed course sequence for students that did not approve the AP tests