Biology: Professional Option


The University of North Alabama is dedicated to making the transfer process as simple as possible. As required by Alabama State Law, UNA will take your course work as outlined in the appropriate STARS Transfer Guide and enable you to graduate with the same number of hours as native UNA students in the same degree program (assuming you do not change majors). Together, the Transfer Guide and the UNA Area V Page, if used correctly, will guide you through your first two years of course work and prevent the loss of credit hours upon transfer. If you have obtained a Transfer Guide for a major in Professional Biology, be sure to print this page and use it along with the Guide. Upon transfer, please bring these documents to insure a smooth academic transition.


  • This document is not designed to replace or override Areas I-IV of the official STARS Transfer Guide. It simply provides a list of recommended course options for students who are seriously considering a transfer to UNA.
  • If you are transferring to UNA from an institution outside the Alabama Community College System, please contact the UNA Office of Admissions for the most up-to-date transfer information.

Maximum total number of electives/pre‐professional hours:  24


Hours specified by the Approved STARS Area V Guide: 12  (see the approved transfer guide  at ) 

Remaining 12 hours should be selected from/include the following:

Area V: Additional Requirements

Select each of the following Chemistry courses (8 semester hours):
UNA Course Community College Course Equivalent Credit Hours
CH 111, CH 111L CHM 111 4
CH 112, CH 112L  CHM 112 4
Select one 8-10 semester-hour-sequence from the following Physics courses:
UNA Course Community College Course Equivalent Credit Hours
PH 241 PHY 201 4
PH 242 PHY 202 4
PH 251 PHY 213 5
PH 252 PHY 214 5
Additional Required Coursework (if not completed in Areas I-IV):
UNA Course Community College Course Equivalent Credit Hours
BI 111 BIO 103 4
BI 112 BIO 104 4
CIS 125  CIS 130 or CIS 146 3
Approved Electives Varies (Contact UNA)

Additional Notes:
All Natural Science courses must include the corresponding Laboratory.

A minor in Chemistry is required for the Professional Biology Option.

For the Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) degree, the student must complete 6 semester hours of a required foreign language at the introductory level (101, 102). In connection with this, up to 6 semester hours of foreign language at the intermediate level may be counted towards the required elective hours in Area V.

Questions about UNA degree programs in Biology should be directed to:
Dr. Tina R. Hubler
Professor and Chair, UNA Department of Biology
(256) 765-4761
392 Science & Engineering Technology Building
UNA Box 5182
Florence, AL 35632-0001 
UNA Department of Biology

Please print this document and attach it to the University of North Alabama Articulation Guide. 
Together, this document and the articulation guide comprise the articulation 
agreement for a major in Professional Biology at the University of North Alabama. 
Name:____________________________ Date:_________________ 
Thank you for choosing the University of North Alabama!