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The Bachelor of Science Degree in Biology is for students wishing to pursue a career in the life sciences.

The Bachelor of Science Degree in Biology is also open to undergraduate students who plan to seek admission to Medical, Dental, Veterinary, or Physical Therapy programs. Medical School applications also require Math 2014 (preferred) or Math 1703.

Biology Courses Required

  • BIOL 1113. Principles of Biology I
  • BIOL 1111. Principles of Biology Lab
  • BIOL 1123. Principles of Biology II
  • BIOL 1121. Principles of Biology II Lab
  • BIOL 4681. Seminar
  • BACT 3111 and 3113. General Microbiology
  • ZOOL 4241 and 4243. Mammalian Physiology
  • BOT 2111 and 2113. Plant Biology
  • BIOL 4811 and 4813 Mol/Cell. Biol.: Gene Expression
  • BIOL 4821 and 4823 Mol/Cell. Biol.: Genetics

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

Additional Required Courses

  • CHEM 1113. Chemical Principles I, and
  • CHEM 1111. Chemical Principles I Lab
  • CHEM 1123. Chemical Principles II, and
  • CHEM 1121. Chemical Principles II Lab
  • CHEM 2213. Organic Chemistry I, and
  • CHEM 2211. Organic Chemistry I Lab
  • CHEM 3223. Organic Chemistry II, and
  • CHEM 3221. Organic Chemistry Lab

Eight (8) hours of a two-semester sequence of Physics (the calculus-based sequence is strongly recommended) AND EITHER six (6) hours of College Algebra and Trigonometry (Math 1303 and 1313) OR one course in calculus.

Bachelor's of Science in Biology (120 hours)

FIRST YEAR

First Semester
  • BIOL 1111,1113 Princ. Biol. I (4 hours)
  • CHEM 1111,1113 Chem. Princ. I (4 hours)
  • ENG 1013 Composition I (3 hours)
  • MATH 1303 Elem. Anal. I (3 hours)

Total Hours 14

Second Semester
  • BIOL 1121,1123 Princ. Biol II (4 hours)
  • CHEM 1121, 1123 Chem. Princ. II (4 hours)
  • ENG 1023 Composition II (3 hours)
  • MATH 1313. Elem. Anal. II (3 hours)

Total Hours 14

SECOND YEAR

First Semester
  • BOT 2111.2113. Plant Biology (4 hours)
  • CHEM 2211, 2213 Org. Chem. I (4 hours)
  • Humanities (core) (3 hours)
  • HIST 1013 U.S. History 1492-1865 (3 hours)
  • MATH 1013 Quant. Literacy (3 hours)

Total Hours 17

Second Semester
  • BACT 3111, 3113 (4 hours)
  • CHEM 3221, 3223 (4 hours)
  • HIST 1023 U.S. History 1865-Present (3 hours)
  • Visual/Perf. Arts (core) (3 hours)

Total Hours 14

THIRD YEAR

First Semester
  • BIOL 4811, 4813 (4 hours)
  • PHYS 1131, 1133 or 2151, 2153 (4 hours)
  • GOV 2013 U.S. Government (3 hours)
  • Social/Behavioral Science (core) (3 hours)
  • Minor Elective (3 hours)

Total Hours 17

Second Semester
  • BIOL 4821, 4823 (4 hours)
  • PHYS 1141, 1143 or 2161, 2163 (4 hours)
  • Gov 2023 Texas Government (3 hours)
  • Computer Competency: CSCI 1413 or Exam (3 hours)

Total Hours 14

FOURTH YEAR

First Semester
  • ZOOL 4241, 4243 (4 hours)
  • BIOL Elective (4 hours)
  • Multicultural Women's Studies (core) (3 hours)
  • Minor or General Elective (2 hours)
  • Minor or General Elective (3 hours)

Total Hours 16

Second Semester
  • BIOL 4681 Biology Seminar (1 hours)
  • BIOL Electives (6 hours)
  • Minor or General Electives (3 hours)
  • General Elective (4 hours)

Total Hours 14

All students must complete six credit hours in approved Global Perspectives courses, either in the core or major courses (graduation requirement).

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