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
CHEM 1311
CHEM 1111
Gen Inorganic Chemistry I
and Gen Inorganic Chem Lab I
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
CHEM 1312
CHEM 1112
Gen Inorganic Chemistry II
and Gen Inorganic Chem Lab II
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
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
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
Elective 4
 Semester Credit Hours16
Semester 2
BIOL 4401 Molecular Biology 4
CHEM 3325
CHEM 3125
Organic Chemistry II
and Organic Chemistry Lab II
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.