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
CHEM 1311
CHEM 1111
Gen Inorganic Chemistry I
and Gen Inorganic Chem Lab I
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
CHEM 1312
CHEM 1112
Gen Inorganic Chemistry II
and Gen Inorganic Chem Lab II
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
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
CHEM 3325
CHEM 3125
Organic Chemistry II
and Organic Chemistry Lab II
PHYS 1301
PHYS 1101
College Physics I
and Coll Physics I Laboratory
PHYS 1302
PHYS 1102
College Physics II
and College Physics II Lab

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.