Bachelor of Science (B.S.) Major in Biochemistry (Pre-Medical 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. Students must select a minor from the approved list of Undergraduate Minors. The minor in Biology is recommended and included in the following degree plan. BIO 3421 is required and counts as elective credit towards a Biology minor. 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 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 in this concentration must complete BIO 3421, MATH 2328 or MATH 3305, PHIL 1320, and PSY 1300.

Course Requirements

Freshman
First SemesterHoursSecond SemesterHours
CHEM 11411CHEM 11421
CHEM 13413CHEM 13423
BIO 11301BIO 11311
BIO 1330 (Life and Physical Sciences Component Code 030)3BIO 1331 (Life and Physical Sciences Component Code 030)3
US 11001MATH 2471 (Mathematics Component Code 020)4
ENG 1310 (Communication Component Code 010)3ENG 1320 (Communication Component Code 010)3
PHIL 1320 (Language, Philosophy, and Culture Component Code 040)3 
 15 15
Sophomore
First SemesterHoursSecond SemesterHours
CHEM 21411CHEM 21421
CHEM 23413CHEM 23423
MATH 2472 (Component Area Option Code 090/092)4BIO 24504
PHYS 14304PHYS 2425 (Compionent Area Option Code 090/093)4
PSY 1300 (Social and Behavioral Sciences Component Code 080)3Elective3
 15 15
Junior
First SemesterHoursSecond SemesterHours
CHEM 33753CHEM 33803
CHEM 33903CHEM 33813
BIO 24004BIO 34214
POSI 2310 (Government/Political Science Component Code 070)3POSI 2320 (Government/Political Science Component Code 070)3
American History Component Code 0603Advanced Elective3
 16 16
Senior
First SemesterHoursSecond SemesterHours
CHEM 43603CHEM 43853
CHEM 44814CHEM 43823
Minor Advanced Elective3Minor Advanced Elective3
American History Component Code 0603ART 2313, DAN 2313, MU 2313, or TH 2313 (Creative Arts Component Code 050)3
MATH 2328 or 33053 
 16 12
Total Hours: 120