Bachelor of Science (B.S.) Major in Biology (Pre-Dental Concentration)

Minimum required: 120-124 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. Majors must complete a minimum of 36 advanced hours (3000 or 4000 level courses).
  3. Majors must select a minor from the approved list of Undergraduate Minors. The recommended minor is Chemistry or Biochemistry. Minor and electives should be chosen in consultation with the academic advisor.
  4. The minimum number of hours required for this degree program is 120. The number of elective hours a student will complete depends on the number of hours a student may need to achieve the required 120 total or 36 advanced hours.
  5. Nine semester credit hours must be writing intensive (WI).
  6. If two years of the same foreign language were taken in high school, then no additional language hours will be required. In the absence of such high school language, two semesters of the same modern language must be taken at the college level.

Course Requirements

First SemesterHoursSecond SemesterHours
BIO 1330 (Life & Physical Sciences Component Code 030)3BIO 1331 (Life & Physical Sciences Component Code 030)3
BIO 1130 (Life & Physical Sciences Component Code 030)1BIO 1131 (Life & Physical Sciences Component Code 030)1
CHEM 11411CHEM 11421
CHEM 13413CHEM 13423
US 11001ENG 1320 (Communication Component Code 010)3
ENG 1310 (Communication Component Code 010)3HIST 1310 (American History Component Code 060)3
POSI 2310 (Government/Political Science Component Code 070)3 
 15 14
First SemesterHoursSecond SemesterHours
BIO 24504BIO 24004
CHEM 21411CHEM 21421
CHEM 23413CHEM 23423
HIST 1320 (American History Component Code 060)3Select one of the following: (Creative Arts Component Code 050)3
Mathematics Component Code 020 (See Pair Choices)13-4 
 POSI 2320 (Government/Political Science Component Code 070)3
 Mathematics (See Pair Choices)13-4
 14-15 17-18
First SemesterHoursSecond SemesterHours
BIO 44164BIO 34214
PHYS 13153PHYS 13253
PHYS 11151PHYS 11251
COMM 1310 (Component Area Option Code 090/091)3ENG Literature (Component Area Option Code 090/094)3
PHIL 1320 (Language, Philosophy & Culture Component Code 040)3PSY 1300 (Language, Philosophy & Culture Component Code 040)3
 14 14
First SemesterHoursSecond SemesterHours
BIO Advanced Electives28-9BIO 43013
Minor/Advanced Electives8BIO Advanced Electives26-7
 Minor/Advanced Electives3
 16-17 16-17
Total Hours: 120-124