Bachelor of Science (B.S.) Major in Biochemistry (American Chemical Society approved program)

Minimum required: 120 semester credit hours

General Requirements

  1. This Bachelor of Science (B.S.) degree with a major in Biochemistry will be certified as approved by the American Chemical Society (ACS).  The ACS approved program provides external validation for the curriculum, faculty and resources in the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry that will certify to potential employers that the department and curriculum has met certain industry standards, and thus should increase the student's marketable skills.
  2. 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.
  3. Students must complete a minimum of 36 advanced hours (3000 or 4000 level courses).
  4. 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.
  5. 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.
  6. Nine semester credit hours must be writing intensive (WI).
  7. 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.
  8. 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.

 Course Requirements

First SemesterHoursSecond SemesterHours
CHEM 11411CHEM 11421
CHEM 1341 (Life and Physical Sciences Component Code 030)3CHEM 1342 (Life and 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 [TCCN ENGL 1301])3Communication Component Code 0103
Language, Philosophy, and Culture Component Code 0403 
 15 15
First SemesterHoursSecond SemesterHours
CHEM 21411CHEM 21421
CHEM 23413CHEM 23423
MATH 2472 (Component Area Option Code 090/092)4BIO 24504
PHYS 14304PHYS 2425 (Component Area Option Code 090/093)4
Elective2Social and Behavioral Sciences Component Code 0803
 14 15
First SemesterHoursSecond SemesterHours
CHEM 33753CHEM 33803
CHEM 33903CHEM 33813
BIO 24004POSI 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 33413CHEM 42992
CHEM 43603CHEM 43853
CHEM 44814CHEM 43823
Minor Advanced Elective3Creative Arts Component Code 050 [HUMA 1315]3
Minor Advanced Elective3Minor Advanced Elective3
 16 14
Total Hours: 120