Bachelor of Science (B.S.) Major in Wildlife Biology

Minimum required: 127 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. The minimum number of hours required for this degree program is 127. The number of elective hours a student will complete depends on the number of hours a student may need to achieve the required 127 total or 36 advanced hours.
  4. Nine semester credit hours must be writing intensive (WI).
  5. 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.
  6. This degree plan includes courses in preparation for The Wildlife Society certification as a Wildlife Biologist.
  7. For transfer students, 24 semester credit hours in biology, chemistry and physics (or their equivalents) may be transferred from a Texas public institution of higher education for the Biology Field of Study and be applied to the Bachelor of Science degree with a major in Wildlife Biology at Texas State University. More information about the Field of Study is available in the Academic Policies section of this catalog. The transferable Texas Common Course Number (TCCN) is listed below the Texas State University course number in the following course list.

    BIO 1330Functional Biology3
    TCCN: BIOL 1306
    BIO 1130Functional Biology Laboratory1
    TCCN: BIOL 1106
    BIO 1331Organismal Biology3
    TCCN: BIOL 1307
    BIO 1131Organismal Biology Laboratory1
    TCCN: BIOL 1107
    CHEM 1341General Chemistry I3
    TCCN: CHEM 1311
    CHEM 1141General Chemistry Laboratory I1
    TCCN: CHEM 1111
    CHEM 1342General Chemistry II3
    TCCN: CHEM 1312
    CHEM 1142General Chemistry Laboratory II1
    TCCN: CHEM 1112
    CHEM 2341Organic Chemistry I3
    TCCN: CHEM 2323
    CHEM 2141Organic Chemistry Laboratory I1
    TCCN: CHEM 2123
    PHYS 1315General Physics I3
    TCCN: PHYS 1301
    PHYS 1115General Physics I Laboratory1
    TCCN: PHYS 1101
    Total Hours24

Course Requirements 

Freshman
First SemesterHoursSecond SemesterHours 
BIO 1330 (Life & Physical Sciences Component Code 030)3BIO 1331 (Life & Physical Sciences Component Code 030)3 
BIO 11301BIO 11311 
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 
Sophomore
First SemesterHoursSecond SemesterHours 
BIO 24504BIO 24114 
CHEM 21301PHYS 1315
PHYS 1115
4 
CHEM 23303MATH 23283 
MATH 2321 (Mathematics Component Code 020)3ENG Literature (Component Area Option Code 090/094)3 
ART 2313, DAN 2313, MU 2313, or TH 2313 (Creative Arts Component Code 050)3POSI 2320 (Government/Political Science Component Code 070)3 
HIST 1320 (American History Component Code 060)3  
 17 17 
Junior
First SemesterHoursSecond SemesterHoursSummerHours
BIO 24104BIO Advanced Physiology 24Summer I: 
BIO Advanced Elective14BIO Advanced Electives14PHIL 1305 or 1320 (Language, Philosophy & Culture Component Code 040)3
BIO 44164BIO Advanced Electives33Social & Behavioral Sciences Component Code 0803
COMM 1310 (Component Area Option 090/091)3ENG 33033Summer II: 
  BIO Advanced Electives44
 15 14 10
Senior
First SemesterHoursSecond SemesterHours 
BIO 430453BIO 43013 
BIO Advanced Electives44BIO 44254 
BIO 44234BIO 44354 
 BIO 4319 or 4350U63 
 11 14 
Total Hours: 127