Degree Plan

Bachelor of Science in Biology

Core Curriculum Requirement

10 - Communication – 6 semester hours

  • ENGL 1301
  • ENGL 1302

20 - Mathematics – 3 semester hours

  • MATH 1314 - College Math or Higher

30 - Life and Physical Science – 6 semester hours

  • Natural Science - May take BIOL 1306/1106 to meet Program Requirements
  • Natural Science - May take BIOL 1307/1107 to meet Program Requirements

40 - Language, Philosophy & Culture – 3 semester hours

  • Humanities, Literature, PHIL, Modern or Classical Lit.

50 - Creative Arts – 3 semester hours

  • ARTS, MUSI, or DRAM

60 - American History – 6 semester hours

  • HIST 1301
  • HIST 1302

70 - Political Science – 6 semester hours

  • PSCI 2305
  • PSCI 2306

80 - Social/Behavioral Sciences – 3 semester hours

  • Anthropology, Economics, Geography, History, Political Science, Psychology or Sociology

90 - Institutionally Designated Option – 6 semester hours

  •  SPCH 1311, 1315, 1318, or 1321
  • COSC or BCIS

Major Requirements

BS General Program Requirements – 25 semester hours

  • ENGL 3430 – Professional Writing
  • SPCH 1311, 1315, 1318, or 1321 (CORE)
  • COSC 1301 or 1401, or BCIS 1305 (CORE)

Major Program Requirements – (Lower Division) – 27 semester hours

  • BIOL 1306/1106 – Biology I for Science Majors w/ lab (CORE)
  • BIOL 1307/1107 - Biology II for Science Majors w/ lab (CORE)
  • CHEM 1311/1111 - General Inorganic Chemistry I  w/ lab
  • CHEM 1312/1112 – General Inorganic Chemistry II w/ lab
  • BIOL 2320/2120 – Microbiology w/ lab
  • PHYS 1301/1101 – College Physics (must include lab)
  • MATH 2312 – Pre-Calculus
  • CHEM 2323/2123 - Organic Chemistry I (must include lab)
  • CHEM 2325/2125 or PHYS 1302/1102 - Organic Chemistry II or College Physics II (must include labs)

Major Program Requirements (Upper Division) – 26 semester hours

  • MATH 3391 – Probability & Statistics
  • BIOL 4310 – Biochemistry
  • BIOL 4313 – Genetics
  • BIOL 3326 or BIOL 3330 – Plant Biology or Histology
  • BIOL 3322 or 4333 – Human Physiology or Comparative Animal Physiology
  • BIOL 4335 or BIOL 4337 - Ecology or Cell & Molecular Biology
  • BIOL 3340 or BIOL 3342 – Animal Behavior or Social Biology
  • BIOL 3332 or BIOL 4102 – Research Methods or Independent Research-BIOL
  • BIOL 4203 – Biology Seminar

BIOL UD Laboratory Requirement – 4 semester hours

  • BIOL Lab
  • BIOL Lab
  • BIOL Lab
  • BIOL Lab

Students must complete a minimum of 4 s.h. of UD BIOL 31XX or 41XX Labs. Concurrent enrollment in the lecture is required. Deviation requires advisement.

UD Free Electives and/or Minor – 2 semester hours

  • UD Electives

LD/UD Free Electives – 12 semester hours

  • LD/UD Electives
  • LD/UD Electives
  • LD/UD Electives
  • LD/UD Electives

NOTES:

  1. s.h. = semester hours
  2. LD = Lower Division (Community College-Level: Freshman, 1000-level /Sophomore, 2000-level)
  3. UD = Upper Division (University-Level: Junior, 3000-level /Senior, 4000-level)
  4. The student is responsible for fulfilling all requirements on this degree plan and is encouraged to review the catalog that governs this degree plan.
  5. Substitutions in this degree plan must be approved by following the same procedures as for the degree.
  6. This document is an unofficial guide to your degree. Please contact an advisor for an official degree plan.
  7. Must meet minimum requirements: 120 s.h. overall, 36 s.h. UD, of which 30 s.h. must be completed at UHV.