Bachelor of Science (B.S.) Major in Chemistry (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. A 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 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. 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.
  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 in this concentration must complete BIO 1330 & BIO 1130, BIO 1331 & BIO 1131, BIO 2400, BIO 2450, BIO 3421, MATH 2328 or MATH 3305, and PSY 1300

Course Requirements 

First SemesterHoursSecond SemesterHours
CHEM 11411CHEM 11421
CHEM 1341 (Life and Physical Sciences Component Code 030 [TCCN 1311])3CHEM 1342 (Life and Physical Sciences Component Code 030 [TCCN CHEM 1312])3
US 11001BIO 13313
BIO 13303BIO 11311
BIO 11301MATH 2471 (Mathematics Component Code 020 [TCCN MATH 2413])4
PSY 1300 (Social and Behavioral Sciences Component Code 080 [TCCN PSYC 2301])3Communication Component Code 0103
ENG 1310 (Communication Component Code 010 [TCCN ENGL 1301])3 
 15 15
First SemesterHoursSecond SemesterHours
CHEM 21411CHEM 21421
CHEM 23413CHEM 23423
MATH 2472 (Component Area Option Code 090/092 [TCCN MATH 2414])4PHYS 2425 (Component Area Option Code 090/093 [TCCN PHYS 2426])4
PHYS 14304BIO 24004
American History Component Code 0603American History Component Code 0603
 15 15
First SemesterHoursSecond SemesterHours
CHEM 33303CHEM 33403
CHEM 34104CHEM 32452
BIO 24504MATH 2328 or 33053
PHIL 1320 (Language, Philosophy, and Culture Component Code 040 [TCCN PHIL 2306])13BIO 34214
POSI 2310 (Government/Political Science Component Code 070 [TCCN GOVT 2306])3POSI 2320 (Government/Political Science Component Code 070 [TCCN GOVT 2305])3
 17 15
First SemesterHoursSecond SemesterHours
CHEM 33413CHEM 43413
CHEM 43313CHEM 42412
CHEM 42312Minor Advanced Elective33
CHEM 43753Advanced CHEM Elective23
Minor Advanced Elective 33Creative Arts Component Code 050 [HUMA 1315]3
 14 14
Total Hours: 120

While PHIL 1320 is strongly preferred, the department will allow other Language, Philosophy, and Culture Component Code 040 courses to satisfy this requirement.


CHEM 4299 must be taken twice for credit and is required for certification of the degree as approved by the American Chemical Society.


Biology Advanced Electives may not include the following: BIO 4299, BIO 4305, BIO 4402, BIO 4403, or BIO 4408.