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. Students must complete a minimum of 36 advanced hours (3000 or 4000 level courses).
  3. Students 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 free elective hours a student completes 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.
  7. Students entering Texas State with fewer than 16 credit hours completed after high school graduation will be required to take US 1100. All others will be exempt from taking this course. Students may be required to earn an additional elective to reach the 120 minimum total credit hour requirement for the awarding of a degree.
  8. Elective credit for CHEM 3190, CHEM 3290, and CHEM 4299 is limited to a total of 4 credit hours.

Course Requirements 

First SemesterHoursSecond SemesterHours
CHEM 1141 (TCCN CHEM 1111)1CHEM 1142 (TCCN CHEM 1112)1
CHEM 1341 (Life and Physical Sciences Component Code 030 [TCCN CHEM 1311])3CHEM 1342 (Life and Physical Sciences Component Code 030 [TCCN CHEM 1312])3
BIO 1130 (TCCN BIOL 1106)1BIO 1131 (TCCN BIOL 1107)1
BIO 1330 (TCCN BIOL 1306)3BIO 1331 (TCCN BIOL 1307)3
US 11001MATH 2471 (Mathematics Component Code 020 [TCCN MATH 2413])4
ENG 1310 (Communication Component Code 010 [TCCN ENGL 1301])3Communication Component Code 0103
Language, Philosophy, and Culture Component Code 0403 
 15 15
First SemesterHoursSecond SemesterHours
CHEM 2141 (TCCN CHEM 2123)1CHEM 2142 (TCCN CHEM 2125)1
CHEM 2341 (TCCN CHEM 2323)3CHEM 2342 (TCCN CHEM 2325)3
MATH 2472 (Component Area Option Code 090/092 [TCCN MATH 2414])4BIO 2450 (TCCN BIOL 2416)4
PHYS 2325
PHYS 2125 (TCCN PHYS 2325 and 2125)
4PHYS 2326
PHYS 2126 (Component Area Option Code 090/093 [TCCN PHYS 2326 and2126])
Elective3Social and Behavioral Sciences Component Code 0803
 15 15
First SemesterHoursSecond SemesterHours
CHEM 33753CHEM 33803
CHEM 33903CHEM 33813
BIO 2400 (TCCN BIOL 2421)4POSI 2320 (Government/Political Science Component Code 070 [TCCN GOVT 2305])3
POSI 2310 (Government/Political Science Component Code 070 [TCCN GOVT 2306])3American History Component Code 0603
American History Component Code 0603Advanced Elective3
 16 15
First SemesterHoursSecond SemesterHours
CHEM 43603CHEM 43853
CHEM 44814CHEM 43823
Minor Advanced Elective3Minor Advanced Elective3
Minor Advanced Elective3Advanced Elective12
Electives12Creative Arts Component Code 050 [TCCN HUMA 1315]3
 15 14
Total Hours: 120

Certification of the degree as approved by the American Chemical Society requires 2 credit hours of a combination of CHEM 3190, CHEM 3290, or CHEM 4299.