Bachelor of Science in Biology

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Total Semester Credit Hours Required

120-121 semester credit hours.

Major

36 semester credit hours.

Required Minor

18 semester credit hours.

This option is open also to undergraduate students who plan to seek admission to Medical, Dental or Veterinary Schools. Medical School applications also require MATH 2014 (preferred) or MATH 1703.

Biology Courses Required

BIOL 1113Principles of Biology I3
BIOL 1111Principles of Biology I Laboratory1
BIOL 1123Principles of Biology II3
BIOL 1121Principles of Biology II Laboratory1
BIOL 4681Biology Seminar1
BACT 3111
  & BACT 3113
General Microbiology Laboratory
   and General Microbiology
4
ZOOL 4241
  & ZOOL 4243
Mammalian Physiology Laboratory
   and Mammalian Physiology
4
BOT 2111
  & BOT 2113
Plant Biology Laboratory
   and Plant Biology
4
BIOL 4811
  & BIOL 4813
Molecular and Cellular Biology: Gene Expression Laboratory
   and Molecular and Cellular Biology: Gene Expression
4
BIOL 4821
  & BIOL 4823
Molecular and Cellular Biology: Genetics and Inheritance Laboratory
   and Molecular and Cellular Biology: Genetics and Inheritance
4
Total Semester Credit Hours29

The remaining courses in Biology to satisfy the total 36 semester credit hours requirement may be elected from any of the Biology courses at the 3000 level or above (fifteen semester credit hours in advanced semester credit hours are required.)

Additional Required Courses

CHEM 1113General Chemistry I3
CHEM 1111General Chemistry Laboratory I1
CHEM 1123General Chemistry II3
CHEM 1121General Chemistry Laboratory II1
CHEM 2213Organic Chemistry I3
CHEM 2211Organic Chemistry Laboratory I1
CHEM 3223Organic Chemistry II3
CHEM 3221Organic Chemistry Laboratory II1
Total Semester Credit Hours16

Six semester credit hours of College Algebra and Trigonometry (MATH 1303 and MATH 1313); plus either Calculus (MATH 2014) or Statistics (MATH 1703).

Bachelor of Science in Biology Program of Study

First Year
FallSemester Credit Hours
BIOL 1111
  & BIOL 1113
Principles of Biology I Laboratory
   and Principles of Biology I
4
CHEM 1111
  & CHEM 1113
General Chemistry Laboratory I
   and General Chemistry I
4
MATH 1303Elementary Analysis I3
ENG 1013Composition I3
UNIV 1231Learning Frameworks: The First Year Experience1
 Semester Credit Hours15
Spring
BIOL 1121
  & BIOL 1123
Principles of Biology II Laboratory
   and Principles of Biology II
4
CHEM 1121
  & CHEM 1123
General Chemistry Laboratory II
   and General Chemistry II
4
MATH 1313Elementary Analysis II3
ENG 1023Composition II3
Elective1
 Semester Credit Hours15
Second Year
Fall
CHEM 2211
  & CHEM 2213
Organic Chemistry Laboratory I
   and Organic Chemistry I
4
BOT 2111
  & BOT 2113
Plant Biology Laboratory
   and Plant Biology
4
GOV 2013U.S. National Government3
Language, Philosophy & Culture Core3
 Semester Credit Hours14
Spring
CHEM 3221
  & CHEM 3223
Organic Chemistry Laboratory II
   and Organic Chemistry II
4
BACT 3111
  & BACT 3113
General Microbiology Laboratory
   and General Microbiology
4
GOV 2023Texas Government3
Creative Arts Core3
 Semester Credit Hours14
Third Year
Fall
BIOL 4811
  & BIOL 4813
Molecular and Cellular Biology: Gene Expression Laboratory
   and Molecular and Cellular Biology: Gene Expression
4
Minor Elective3
HIST 1013History of the United States, 1492-18653
Social/Behavioral Science Core3
MATH 1703 or 2014Elementary Statistics I3-4
 Semester Credit Hours16-17
Spring
BIOL 4821
  & BIOL 4823
Molecular and Cellular Biology: Genetics and Inheritance Laboratory
   and Molecular and Cellular Biology: Genetics and Inheritance
4
ZOOL 4241
  & ZOOL 4243
Mammalian Physiology Laboratory
   and Mammalian Physiology
4
HIST 1023History of the United States, 1865 to the Present3
Multicultural Women's Studies CAO Core3
General or Minor Elective3
 Semester Credit Hours17
Fourth Year
Fall
Biology Elective3
PHYS 1131
  & PHYS 1133
Principles of Physics Laboratory I
   and Principles of Physics I
4
BIOL 4681Biology Seminar1
Upper-level General or Minor Elective4
Upper-level General or Minor Elective3
 Semester Credit Hours15
Spring
BIOL 4221
  & BIOL 4223 ([GP] Recommended Biology Elective)
Ecology Laboratory
   and Ecology
4
PHYS 1141
  & PHYS 1143
Principles of Physics Laboratory II
   and Principles of Physics II
4
Upper-level General or Minor Elective3
Upper-level General or Minor Elective3
 Semester Credit Hours14
 Total Semester Credit Hours: 120-121

(GP) courses satisfy global perspectives graduation requirement.