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

Minimum required: 125 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. A minor in Biology is recommended. Minor and electives should be chosen in consultation with the academic advisor.
  4. The minimum number of hours required for this degree program is 125. The number of elective hours a student will complete depends on the number of hours a student may need to achieve the required 125 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 

First SemesterHoursSecond SemesterHours 
CHEM 1341
CHEM 1141
4CHEM 11421 
US 11001CHEM 1342 (Life & Physical Sciences Component Code 030)3 
COMM 1310 (Component Area Option Code 090/091)3ENG 1320 (Communication Component Code 010)3 
ENG 1310 (Communication Component Code 010)3BIO 1331 (Life & Physical Sciences Component Code 030)3 
BIO 1330 (Life & Physical Sciences Component Code 030)3BIO 1131 (Life & Physical Sciences Component Code 030)1 
BIO 1130 (Life & Physical Sciences Component Code 030)1MATH 2471 (Mathematics Component Code 020)4 
 15 15 
First SemesterHoursSecond SemesterHoursSummerHours
CHEM 21411CHEM 21421HIST 1310 (American History Component Code 060)3
CHEM 23413CHEM 23423HIST 1320 (American History Component Code 060)3
MATH 24724PHYS 24254 
PHYS 14304PHIL 1320 (Language, Philosophy & Culture Component Code 040)3 
ENG Literature (Component Area Option Code 090/094)13BIO 24004 
 15 15 6
First SemesterHoursSecond SemesterHoursSummerHours
CHEM 33303CHEM 33403POSI 2320 (Government/Political Science Component Code 070)3
CHEM 34104CHEM 32452 
BIO 24504MATH 2328 or 33053 
POSI 2310 (Government/Political Science Component Code 070)3PSY 1300 (Social & Behavioral Sciences Component Code 080)3 
 BIO 34214 
 14 15 3
First SemesterHoursSecond SemesterHours 
CHEM 33413CHEM 43413 
CHEM 43313CHEM 42412 
CHEM 42312CHEM Advanced Elective22-3 
CHEM 43753Minor Advanced Elective3-4 
Minor Advanced Elective 3Select one of the following: (Creative Arts Component Code 0503 
 14 13-15 
Total Hours: 125-127