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.  Chemistry is recommended for the minor.

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 courses remaining to satisfy the total of 36 semester credit hours requirement at the 3000 level or above may be elected from any Biology courses and would include the Chemistry below (fifteen additional 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
FallTCCNSemester Credit Hours
BIOL 1111
BIOL 1113
Principles of Biology I Laboratory
and Principles of Biology I
( BIOL 1106) and ( BIOL 1306, BIOL 1406)4
CHEM 1111
CHEM 1113
General Chemistry Laboratory I
and General Chemistry I
( CHEM 1111) and ( CHEM 1311, CHEM 1411)4
MATH 1303Elementary Analysis I MATH 1314, MATH 14143
ENG 1013Composition I ENGL 13013
UNIV 1231Learning Frameworks: The First Year Experience EDUC 1100, EDUC 1200, EDUC 13001
 Semester Credit Hours 15
SpringTCCN
BIOL 1121
BIOL 1123
Principles of Biology II Laboratory
and Principles of Biology II
( BIOL 1107) and ( BIOL 1307, BIOL 1407)4
CHEM 1121
CHEM 1123
General Chemistry Laboratory II
and General Chemistry II
( CHEM 1112) and ( CHEM 1312, CHEM 1412)4
MATH 1313Elementary Analysis II MATH 13163
ENG 1023Composition II ENGL 13023
Elective1
 Semester Credit Hours 15
Second Year
FallTCCN
CHEM 2211
CHEM 2213
Organic Chemistry Laboratory I
and Organic Chemistry I
( CHEM 2123) and ( CHEM 2323, CHEM 2423)4
BOT 2111
BOT 2113
Plant Biology Laboratory
and Plant Biology
( BIOL 1111) and ( BIOL 1311, BIOL 1411)4
GOV 2013U.S. National Government GOVT 23053
Language, Philosophy & Culture Core3
 Semester Credit Hours 14
SpringTCCN
CHEM 3221
CHEM 3223
Organic Chemistry Laboratory II
and Organic Chemistry II
( CHEM 2425) and ( CHEM 2425)4
BACT 3111
BACT 3113
General Microbiology Laboratory
and General Microbiology
4
GOV 2023Texas Government GOVT 23063
Creative Arts Core3
 Semester Credit Hours 14
Third Year
FallTCCN
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, 1492-1865 HIST 13013
Social/Behavioral Science Core3
MATH 1703 or 2014Elementary Statistics I( MATH 1342, MATH 1442) or ( MATH 2413, MATH 2313)3-4
 Semester Credit Hours 16-17
SpringTCCN
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 Present HIST 13023
Multicultural Women's Studies CAO Core3
General or Minor Elective3
 Semester Credit Hours 17
Fourth Year
FallTCCN
Biology Elective3
PHYS 1131
PHYS 1133
Principles of Physics Laboratory I
and Principles of Physics I
( PHYS 1101) and ( PHYS 1301, PHYS 1401)4
BIOL 4681Biology Seminar1
Upper-level General or Minor Elective4
Upper-level General or Minor Elective3
 Semester Credit Hours 15
SpringTCCN
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
( PHYS 1102) and ( PHYS 1302, PHYS 1402)4
Upper-level General or Minor Elective3
Upper-level General or Minor Elective3
 Semester Credit Hours 14
 Total Semester Credit Hours:  120-121

(GP) courses satisfy global perspectives graduation requirement.