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

Minimum required: 129 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. Minor and electives should be chosen in consultation with the academic advisor.
  4. The minimum number of hours required for this degree program is 129. The number of elective hours a student will complete depends on the number of hours a student may need to achieve the required 129 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 1305 or 1320 (Language, Philosophy & Culture Component Code 040)3  
 15 15 
Sophomore
First SemesterHoursSecond SemesterHoursSummerHours
CHEM 21411CHEM 21421Summer II: 
CHEM 23413CHEM 23423HIST 1310 (American History Component Code 060)3
MATH 24724BIO 24504Summer II: 
BIO 24004PHYS 14304HIST 1320 (American History Component Code 060)3
ENG Literature (Component Area Option Code 090/094)3COMM 1310 (Component Area Option Code 090/091)3 
 15 15 6
Junior
First SemesterHoursSecond SemesterHoursSummerHours
CHEM 33753CHEM 33803Summer I: 
CHEM 33903CHEM 33813POSI 2310 (Government/Political Science Component Code 070)3
BIO 24514BIO 24524Summer II: 
PHYS 24254Social and Behavioral Sciences (Component Code 080)13POSI 2320 (Government/Political Science Component Code 070)3
 MATH 2328 or 33053 
 14 16 6
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 
 Advanced Elective 2 
 13 14 
Total Hours: 129