Biology: Cellular and Molecular; Professional Options


The University of North Alabama is dedicated to making the transfer process as simple as possible. As required byAlabama State Law, UNA will take your course work as outlined in the appropriate Alabama Transfers 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 Cellular and Molecular Biology or Professional Biology, be sure to print this page and use it along with the Guide. Upon transfer, please bring these documents to ensure a smooth academic transition. 


  • This document does not override any information provided on Alabama Transfers. It simply provides a list of recommended course options for students who plan to 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 current transfer information. 


Area V: Additional Requirements

UNA Course Community College Course Equivalent Credit Hours
CIS 125 or CS 135 or CS 155 CIS 130 or CIS 146 3
PH 241/242 or PH 251/252 PHY 201/202 or PHY 213/214 8-10
MA 121/122 or MA 125 MTH 120 or MTH 125 4-6
11-19 credits


Additional notes: All Natural Science courses must include the corresponding laboratory. A minor or second major is not required for the Cellular and Molecular Biology option. For the Bachelor's 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.

Questions about UNA degree programs in Biology should be directed to:

Dr. Amy Crews
Associate Professor and Chair, UNA Department of Biology
(256) 765-4437
392 Mitchell Burford Science & Engineering Technology Building
UNA Box 5048
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 Cellular and Molecular Biology at the University of North Alabama. 
Name:____________________________ Date:_________________ 
Thank you for choosing the University of North Alabama!