Bachelor of Science (B.S.) Major in Biochemistry (Pre-Medical Concentration)

Minimum required: 121 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 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 121. The number of elective hours a student will complete depends on the number of hours a student may need to achieve the required 121 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 13413CHEM 13423
BIO 11301BIO 11311
BIO 1330 (Life & Physical Sciences Component Code 030)3BIO 1331 (Life & 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 & 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 24004BIO 34214
HIST 1310 (American History Component Code 060)3POSI 2320 (Government/Political Science Component Code 070)3
POSI 2310 (Government/Political Science Component Code 070)3PSY 1300 ( Social & Behavioral Sciences Component Code 080)3
 16 16
Senior
First SemesterHoursSecond SemesterHours
CHEM 43603CHEM 43853
CHEM 44814CHEM 43823
HIST 1320 (American History Component Code 060)3Minor Advanced Elective4
Minor Advanced Elective3Select one of the following: (Creative Arts Component Code 050)3
MATH 2328 or 33053 
  
  
  
 16 13
Total Hours: 121