Bachelor of Science in Biochemistry (Pre-Health Majors)

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Total Semester Credit Hours Required

120 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
FallTCCNSemester Credit Hours
CHEM 1001Horizons of Chemistry and Biochemistry I: Career Possibilities1
CHEM 1211Principles of Chemistry Laboratory I1
CHEM 1213Principles of Chemistry I3
MATH 2014Calculus I MATH 2413, MATH 23134
BIOL 1111Principles of Biology I Laboratory BIOL 11061
BIOL 1113Principles of Biology I BIOL 1306, BIOL 14063
UNIV 1231Learning Frameworks: The First Year Experience EDUC 1100, EDUC 1200, EDUC 13001
Wellness/Math CAO Core2
 Semester Credit Hours 16
CHEM 1101Horizons of Chemistry and Biochemistry II: Current Applications1
CHEM 1221Principles of Chemistry Laboratory II1
CHEM 1223Principles of Chemistry II3
MATH 2024 or 4013Calculus II MATH 2314, MATH 24144
BIOL 1121Principles of Biology II Laboratory BIOL 11071
BIOL 1123Principles of Biology II BIOL 1307, BIOL 14073
Multicultural Women's Studies CAO Core3
 Semester Credit Hours 16
Second Year
CHEM 2211Organic Chemistry Laboratory I CHEM 21231
CHEM 2213Organic Chemistry I CHEM 2323, CHEM 24233
PHYS 2151General Physics Laboratory I PHYS 21251
PHYS 2153General Physics I PHYS 2325, PHYS 24253
HIST 1013History of the United States, 1492-1865 HIST 13013
ENG 1013Composition I ENGL 13013
 Semester Credit Hours 14
CHEM 3221Organic Chemistry Laboratory II CHEM 24251
CHEM 3223Organic Chemistry II CHEM 24253
PHYS 2161General Physics Laboratory II PHYS 21261
PHYS 2163General Physics II PHYS 2326, PHYS 24263
ENG 1023Composition II ENGL 13023
CHEM 3333Quantitative Chemical Analysis3
CHEM 3331Quantitative Chemical Analysis Laboratory1
 Semester Credit Hours 15
Third Year
CHEM 3632Biochemistry I Laboratory2
CHEM 3633Biochemistry I3
CHEM 4314Instrumental Analysis4
GOV 2013U.S. National Government GOVT 23053
 Semester Credit Hours 16
CHEM 3313Physical Chemistry for the Life Sciences3
CHEM 3643Biochemistry II3
CHEM 4983Undergraduate Research3
Elective (GP)3
GOV 2023Texas Government GOVT 23063
 Semester Credit Hours 15
Fourth Year
CHEM 4983Undergraduate Research3
Creative Arts Core3
Language, Philosophy, and Culture Core3
 Semester Credit Hours 14
CHEM 4001Research Presentations in Chemistry and Biochemistry1
HIST 1023History of the United States, 1865 to the Present HIST 13023
Elective - Upper Level4
Social & Behavioral Science Core3
 Semester Credit Hours 14
 Total Semester Credit Hours:  120

(GP) courses satisfy global perspectives graduation requirement.