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Science Prerequisites


Many of the science courses offered at Butte College have some type of prerequisite or recommended preparation. These prerequisites are used to establish a student’s readiness for the content to be covered within a particular course. 

If you would like to enroll in one or more of these science courses and feel that you can satisfy prerequisites with coursework completed at an institution other than Butte College, you must first complete a Butte College Placement and Prerequisite Evaluation form and submit it to the Assessment Office along with appropriate documentation (transcripts, grade reports, etc.)
Placement and Prerequisite Evaluation Form (PDF)

Currently, Butte College enforces the prerequisites for the following science courses at the time of registration:

leaf iconBIOLOGY

BIOL 11 – Zoology
     Butte College Prerequisites:
          *BIOL 1 (Intro. to Biology) or one year H.S. biology or AP Exam
          *CHEM 110 (Intro. Chemistry) or one year H.S. chemistry (w/lab)
          * MATH Level V
BIOL 12 – Botany
     Butte College Prerequisites:
         
*BIOL 1 (Intro. to Biology) or one year H.S. biology or AP Exam
          *CHEM 110 (Intro. Chemistry) or one year H.S. chemistry (w/lab)
          * MATH Level V
BIOL 13 – Cell and Molecular Biology
     Butte College Prerequisites:
          *BIOL 1 (Intro. to Biology) or one year H.S. biology or AP Exam*
          *CHEM 1 (General Chemistry I)
          *MATH Level V

BIOL 15 – Introduction to Microbiology
     Butte College Prerequisites:
          *One year H.S. biology or BIOL 1 or BIOL 2 or BIOL 20 or BIOL 21 or
            AP Exam
          *CHEM 110 or CHEM 1 or CHEM 51
BIOL 21 – Human Physiology
     Butte College Prerequisites:
          *BIOL 20 (Human Anatomy)
          *CHEM 110 or CHEM 1 or CHEM 51

Please Note: AP Biology Exam score of '3' or higher

 leaf iconCHEMISTRY

CHEM 1 – General Chemistry I
     Butte College Prerequisites:
          *CHEM 110 (Intro. Chemistry) or one year H.S. chemistry (w/lab)
          *MATH Level V
CHEM 2 – General Chemistry II
     Butte College Prerequisite:
          *CHEM 1

CHEM 51 – Elementary Inorganic Chemistry
     Butte College Prerequisites:
          *CHEM 110 (Intro. Chemistry) or one year H.S. chemistry (w/lab)
          *MATH Level V
CHEM 52 – Elementary Organic and Biochemistry
     Butte College Prerequisite:
          *CHEM 51

 leaf iconPHYSICS

PHYS 41 – Physics for Scientists and Engineers I
     Butte College Prerequisite:
          *MATH 30-Analytic Geometry and Calculus I
 or AP Calculus Exam
                                                                            (score of '3' or higher) 
                                                                            

 

 


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