Bachelor of Science (B.S.) Major in Health Sciences (Pre-Physician Assistant Concentration)

Minimum required: 120 semester credit hours

General Requirements

  1. The general education core curriculum courses are listed in the degree plan below along with the statewide component code number. See the General Education Core Curriculum section of this catalog for the Texas State requirements and options in the core curriculum, including Honors courses.
  2. Students must complete a minimum of 36 advanced hours (3000 or 4000 level courses).
  3. Nine hours of writing intensive (WI) courses are required for graduation.
  4. Any student who did not complete at least two years of the same foreign language in high school is required to take 6-8 hours of the same foreign language.
  5. A minor in Biology is required. Additionally, students must complete BIO 3421 or 3426 and BIO 3425 as part of their required Biology electives.

Course Requirements 

Freshman
First SemesterHoursSecond SemesterHours
ENG 1310 (Communication Component Code 010 [TCCN ENGL 1301])3Communication Component Code 0103
Mathematics Component Code 0203PSY 1300 (Social and Behavioral Sciences Component Code 080 [TCCN PSYC 2301])3
Choose 1 of the following: BIO 1331 (TCCN BIOL 1307)3
MATH 1315 (TCCN MATH 1314)
 BIO 1131 (TCCN BIOL 1107, [taken with BIOL 1307])1
MATH 1319 (TCCN MATH 1324)
 CHEM 1342 (Life and Physical Sciences Component Code 030 [TCCN CHEM 1312])3
MATH 1329 (TCCN MATH 1325)
 CHEM 1142 (TCCN CHEM 1112)1
MATH 2321 (TCCN MATH 2313)
  
MATH 2417 (TCCN MATH 2412)
  
MATH 2471 (TCCN MATH 2413)
  
BIO 1330 (TCCN BIOL 1306)3 
BIO 1130 (TCCN BIOL 1106, [taken with TCCN BIOL 1306])1 
CHEM 1341 (Life and Physical Sciences Component Code 030 [TCCN CHEM 1311])3 
CHEM 1141 (TCCN CHEM 1111)1 
US 11001 
 15 14
Sophomore
First SemesterHoursSecond SemesterHours
ECO 2301, 2314, or 2315 (TCCN ECON 1301, ECON 2302, or ECON 2301)3American History Component Code 0603
American History Component Code 0603Component Area Option Code 0906
BIO 2450 (TCCN BIOL 2416)4CS 1308 or CIS 1323 (TCCN COSC 1301 or BCIS 1305)3
CHEM 2341 (TCCN CHEM 2323)3BIO 2400 (TCCN BIOL 2421)4
CHEM 2141 (TCCN CHEM 2123)1 
 14 16
Junior
First SemesterHoursSecond SemesterHours
HA 33083HS 33743
PSY 3300 (TCCN PSYC 2314)3HA 33243
Prescribed Electives13BIO 34254
Creative Arts Component Code 050 [HUMA 1315]3PHIL 1320 (Language, Philosophy, and Culture Component Code 040 [TCCN PHIL 2306])3
POSI 2310 (Government/Political Science Component Code 070 [TCCN GOVT 2306])3HIM 23603
 15 16
Senior
First SemesterHoursSecond SemesterHours
HS 43273HS 43793
Prescribed Electives16MATH 2328 (TCCN MATH 1342)3
BIO 34264Prescribed Electives14
NUTR 2360 (TCCN BIOL 1322)3BIO Advanced Elective21
 POSI 2320 (Government/Political Science Component Code 070 [TCCN GOVT 2305])3
 16 14
Total Hours: 120