Bachelor of Science (B.S.) Major in Biochemistry

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. 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 Biology. 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 

Freshman
First SemesterHoursSecond SemesterHours
CHEM 11411CHEM 11421
CHEM 1341 (Life & Physical Sciences Component Code 030)3CHEM 1342 (Life & Physical Sciences Component Code 030)3
BIO 11301BIO 11311
BIO 13303BIO 13313
US 11001MATH 2471 (Mathematics Component Code 020)4
ENG 1310 (Communication Component Code 010)3ENG 1320 (Communication Component Code 010)3
PHIL 1305 or 1320 (Language, Philosophy & Culture Component Code 040)3 
 15 15
Sophomore
First SemesterHoursSecond SemesterHours
CHEM 21411CHEM 21421
CHEM 23413CHEM 23423
MATH 24724BIO 24504
PHYS 14304PHYS 24254
ENG Literature (Component Area Option Code 090/094)3COMM 1310 (Component Area Option Code 090/091)3
 15 15
Junior
First SemesterHoursSecond SemesterHours
CHEM 33753CHEM 33803
CHEM 33903CHEM 33813
BIO 24004HIST 1320 (American History Component Code 060)3
HIST 1310 (American History Component Code 060)3POSI 2320 (Government/Political Science Component Code 070)3
POSI 2310 (Government/Political Science Component Code 070)3Social & Behavioral Sciences Component Code 0803
 16 15
Senior
First SemesterHoursSecond SemesterHours
CHEM 43603CHEM 43853
CHEM 44814CHEM 43823
Minor Advanced Elective3Minor Advanced Elective3
Minor Advanced Elective3ART 2313, DAN 2313, MU 2313, or TH 2313 (Creative Arts Component Code 050)3
Elective13Advanced Elective12
 16 14
Total Hours: 121
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CHEM 4299, CHEM 3341