Bachelor of Science in Biochemistry (Pre-Health Majors)

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Total Semester Credit Hours Required

121 semester credit hours.


78 semester credit hours.

General Description

This degree prepares students for graduate work in biochemistry, for careers in the chemical/pharmaceutical industries, and is ideal for admission to medically-related professional programs. This degree offers flexibility for students in the upper division courses so they can tailor their program to their individual professional goals. For those more interested in medically related programs, students would choose upper division biology courses, whereas those more interested in graduate work in biochemistry would choose upper division chemistry courses.

Bachelor of Science in Biochemistry (Pre-Health Majors)  Program of Study

First Year
FallSemester Credit Hours
CHEM 1001Horizons of Chemistry and Biochemistry I: Career Possibilities1
CHEM 1211Principles of Chemistry Laboratory I1
CHEM 1213Principles of Chemistry I3
MATH 2014Calculus I4
BIOL 1111Principles of Biology I Laboratory1
BIOL 1113Principles of Biology I3
UNIV 1231Learning Frameworks: The First Year Experience1
Wellness/Math CAO Core2
 Semester Credit Hours16
CHEM 1101Horizons of Chemistry and Biochemistry II: Current Applications1
CHEM 1221Principles of Chemistry Laboratory II1
CHEM 1223Principles of Chemistry II3
MATH 2024 or 4013Calculus II4
BIOL 1121Principles of Biology II Laboratory1
BIOL 1123Principles of Biology II3
Multicultural Women's Studies CAO Core3
 Semester Credit Hours16
Second Year
CHEM 2211Organic Chemistry Laboratory I1
CHEM 2213Organic Chemistry I3
PHYS 2151General Physics Laboratory I1
PHYS 2153General Physics I3
HIST 1013History of the United States, 1492-18653
ENG 1013Composition I3
 Semester Credit Hours14
CHEM 3221Organic Chemistry Laboratory II1
CHEM 3223Organic Chemistry II3
PHYS 2161General Physics Laboratory II1
PHYS 2163General Physics II3
CHEM 3334Quantitative Analysis4
ENG 1023Composition II3
 Semester Credit Hours15
Third Year
CHEM 3632Biochemistry I Laboratory2
CHEM 3633Biochemistry I3
CHEM 4314 or 4514Instrumental Analysis4
GOV 2013U.S. National Government3
 Semester Credit Hours16
CHEM 3313Physical Chemistry for the Life Sciences3
CHEM 3643Biochemistry II3
CHEM 4983Undergraduate Research3
Elective (GP)3
GOV 2023Texas Government3
 Semester Credit Hours15
Fourth Year
CHEM 4983Undergraduate Research3
Creative Arts Core3
Language, Philosophy, and Culture Core3
 Semester Credit Hours14
CHEM 4001Research Presentations in Chemistry and Biochemistry1
HIST 1023History of the United States, 1865 to the Present3
Elective - Upper Level4
Social & Behavioral Science Core3
 Semester Credit Hours14
 Total Semester Credit Hours: 120

(GP) courses satisfy global perspectives graduation requirement.