Biomedical Sciences Pre-Professional Option, 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
MATH 2413 Calculus I 4
UNIV 1201 Learning in Global Context 2
 Semester Credit Hours17
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
Creative arts 3
 Semester Credit Hours14
Sophomore Year
Semester 1
BIOL 2421 Elementary Microbiology 4
HIST 1301 American History to 1877 3
PHYS 1301
PHYS 1101
College Physics I
and Coll Physics I Laboratory
4
POLS 2301 Government and Politics of US 3
Communications 3
 Semester Credit Hours17
Semester 2
HIST 1302 American History since 1877 3
PHYS 1302
PHYS 1102
College Physics II
and College Physics II Lab
4
POLS 2302 Government and Politics of TX 3
Lang/Phil/Culture 3
Social/Behavioral 3
 Semester Credit Hours16
Junior Year
Semester 1
BIOL 3402 Genetics 4
BIOL 3408 Animal Physiology 4
CHEM 3323
CHEM 3123
Organic Chemistry I
and Organic Chemistry Lab I
4
Elective 4
 Semester Credit Hours16
Semester 2
BIOL 4401 Molecular Biology 4
CHEM 3325
CHEM 3125
Organic Chemistry II
and Organic Chemistry Lab II
4
STAT 4301 Biostatistics 3
Elective 4
 Semester Credit Hours15
Senior Year
Semester 1
BIOL 4426 Cellular Physiology 4
BIOL 4102 Seminar WI 1
BIOL, adv. 3
Electives, adv. 4
 Semester Credit Hours12
Semester 2
BIOL 4335 Molecular Genetics 3
BIOL, adv. 3
Electives, adv. 4
Elective 3
 Semester Credit Hours13
 Total Credit Hours Required: 120

Students pursuing the pre-professional option may choose from approved minor electives in any suitable field.

Students pursuing the pre-professional option (medicine, veterinary medicine, dentistry, pharmacy, physician's assistant, optometry, physical therapy and occupational therapy) may choose from any of the approved biology electives that are biomedically relevant courses, below: 

Approved Biomedical Sciences Electives

BIOL 2401Human Anatomy and Physiol4
BIOL 2402Human Anat and Physiology II4
BIOL 3301Evolutionary Theory3
BIOL 3407Ecology4
BIOL 4304Research Projects in Biol1-3
BIOL 4332Pathophysiology3
BIOL 4334Molecular Neurobiology3
BIOL 4355Topics in Biology (Approved topics are: Cancer Biology, Epigenetics, Immunology, Genetics of Human Disease, Systems Neurobiology, Ecology and Human Disease, or Understanding Human Physiology)3
BIOL 4406Bacteriology4
BIOL 4408Immunology4
BIOL 4410Topics in Biology (Special Topics: Ecology of Human Disease, Functional Neuroanatomy or Human Ecology and Health)4
BIOL 4433Histology4
BIOL 4434Biology of Forensic Science I4
BIOL 4435Biology of Forensic Science II4
Total Semester Credit Hours49-51

Organismal biology classes including BIOL 3375 , BIOL 3401 , BIOL 3403 Plant Taxonomy, BIOL 3405 , BIOL 3409 , BIOL 4413 , BIOL 4425 Ornithology, BIOL 4427 Herpetology, BIOL 4429 Mammalogy, BIOL 4431 Ichthyology, BIOL 4355 Topics in Biology: Tropical Ecology, Tropical Bid. Field Tech., BIOL 4410 Topics in Biology: Marine Ecology, Marine Biology are not suitable courses for biomedical electives. New courses will be reviewed and approved by the departmental Biomedical Curriculum Committee.