Biology, B.S.

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Freshman Year
Semester 1Semester Credit Hours
BIOL 1306
BIOL 1106
General Biology I
and General Biology Laboratory I
4
CHEM 1311
CHEM 1111
Gen Inorganic Chemistry I
and Gen Inorganic Chem Lab I
4
ENGL 1301 Rhetoric and Composition 3
HIST 1301 American History to 1877 3
UNIV 1201 Learning in Global Context 2
 Semester Credit Hours16
Semester 2
BIOL 1307
BIOL 1107
General Biology II
and General Biology Laboratory II
4
CHEM 1312
CHEM 1112
Gen Inorganic Chemistry II
and Gen Inorganic Chem Lab II
4
ENGL 1302 Rhetoric and Composition 3
HIST 1302 American History since 1877 3
 Semester Credit Hours14
Sophomore Year
Semester 1
BIOL, elective 4
MATH 1316 Trigonometry 3
Communications 3
POLS 2301 Government and Politics of US 3
Elective 4
 Semester Credit Hours17
Semester 2
POLS 2302 Government and Politics of TX 3
Elective 4
Creative arts 3
Lang/Phil/Culture 3
Social/Behavioral 3
 Semester Credit Hours16
Junior Year
Semester 1
BIOL 3402 Genetics 4
Select one of the following: 4
Animal Physiology  
BIOL 4411
 
Cellular Physiology  
Elective, adv. 8
 Semester Credit Hours16
Semester 2
BIOL 3301 Evolutionary Theory 3
BIOL 3407 Ecology 4
Elective 6
 Semester Credit Hours13
Senior Year
Semester 1
BIOL 4102 Seminar WI 1
BIOL, adv. 8
Select one of the following: 3
Elementary Statistics  
Biostatistics  
Statistical Methods  
 Semester Credit Hours12
Semester 2
BIOL, adv. 7
Electives, adv. 6
Electives 3
 Semester Credit Hours16
 Total Credit Hours Required: 120

Students planning to enter a graduate program in the biological sciences should take courses in Chemistry and Physics, including:

CHEM 3323
CHEM 3123
Organic Chemistry I
and Organic Chemistry Lab I
4
CHEM 3325
CHEM 3125
Organic Chemistry II
and Organic Chemistry Lab II
4
PHYS 1301
PHYS 1101
College Physics I
and Coll Physics I Laboratory
4
PHYS 1302
PHYS 1102
College Physics II
and College Physics II Lab
4

Students planning a career in environmental and/or field biology should take courses in Animal Science, Range and Wildlife, or Geographic Information Systems and take at least two of the following organismal courses:

BIOL 3403Plant Taxonomy4
BIOL 34054
BIOL 34094
BIOL 4425Ornithology4
BIOL 4427Herpetology4
BIOL 4429Mammalogy4

Students planning a career in an allied health field (e.g., physical therapy, occupational therapy, nursing, physical assistant) should also take the following courses:

BIOL 2401Human Anatomy and Physiol4
BIOL 2402Human Anat and Physiology II4
BIOL 2421Elementary Microbiology4

Students planning to enter a medical, dental or pharmacy school, should follow the B.S. in Biomedical Science Pre-Health Profession Option degree program.