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 1101 Learning in Global Context I 1
 Semester Credit Hours15
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
UNIV 1102 Learning in Global Context II 1
 Semester Credit Hours15
Sophomore Year
Semester 1
POLS 2301 Government and Politics of US 3
Communications 3
BIOL, elective 4
Minor or elective 4
 Semester Credit Hours14
Semester 2
MATH 1316 Trigonometry 3
POLS 2302 Government and Politics of TX 3
Creative arts 3
Lang/Phil/Culture 3
Social/Behavioral 3
 Semester Credit Hours15
Junior Year
Semester 1
BIOL 3402 Genetics 4
Select one of the following: 4
Animal Physiology  
Plant Physiology  
Cellular Physiology  
BIOL, adv. 3
Minor 4
 Semester Credit Hours15
Semester 2
BIOL 3301 Evolutionary Theory 3
BIOL 3407 Ecology 4
Minor 4
Minor or elective 4
 Semester Credit Hours15
Senior Year
Semester 1
BIOL 4102 Seminar (WI) 1
Select one of the following: 3
Elementary Statistics  
Biostatistics  
Statistical Methods  
BIOL, adv. 8
Minor, adv. 4
 Semester Credit Hours16
Semester 2
BIOL, adv. 4
Minor, adv. 4
Elective, adv. 7
 Semester Credit Hours15
 Total Credit Hours Required: 120

Note: Choice of minor will result in some variation in course sequence and total hours on the degree. Consult departmental chair for information on minor programs.

Students planning to enter a graduate program in the biological sciences should minor in Chemistry, 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 minor in Animal Science, Range and Wildlife, Environmental Science or Geographic Information Systems and take at least two of the following organismal courses:

BIOL 3403Plant Taxonomy4
BIOL 3405Vertebrate Zoology4
BIOL 3409Field Biology I4
BIOL 4425Ornithology4
BIOL 4427Herpetology4
BIOL 4429Mammalogy4

Students planning a career in an allied health field (e.g., physical therapy, nursing) should also take BIOL 2401, BIOL 2402 and BIOL 2421.

Students planning to enter a medical, dental or pharmacy school, should follow the B.S. in Biomedical Sciences degree program.

Non-advanced courses may be substituted for those marked “adv.” provided the student will otherwise complete 45 advanced hours including those required in a minor.