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

Minimum required: 133 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 recommended minor is Biology. Minor and electives should be chosen in consultation with the academic advisor.
  4. The minimum number of hours required for this degree program is 133. The number of elective hours a student will complete depends on the number of hours a student may need to achieve the required 133 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 11411CHEM 11421 
CHEM 1341 (Life & Physical Sciences Component Code 030)3CHEM 1342 (Life & Physical Sciences Component Code 030)3 
US 11001ENG 1320 (Communication Component Code 010)3 
COMM 1310 (Component Area Option Code 090/091)3BIO 1331 (Life & Physical Sciences Component Code 030)3 
ENG 1310 (Communication Component Code 010)3BIO 1131 (Life & Physical Sciences Component Code 030)1 
BIO 1330 (Life & Physical Sciences Component Code 030)3MATH 24714 
BIO 1130 (Life & Physical Sciences Component Code 030)1  
 15 15 
First SemesterHoursSecond SemesterHoursSummerHours
CHEM 21411CHEM 21421HIST 1310 (American History Component Code 060)3
CHEM 23413CHEM 23423BIO 24004
MATH 24724PHYS 24254 
PHYS 14304PHIL 1305 or 1320 (Language, Philosophy & Culture Component Code 040)3 
ENG Literature (Component Area Option Code 090/094)13BIO 24504 
 15 15 7
First SemesterHoursSecond SemesterHoursSummerHours
CHEM 33303CHEM 33403POSI 2310 (Government/Political Science Component Code 070)3
CHEM 34104CHEM 32452POSI 2320 (Government/Political Science Component Code 070)3
BIO 24514MATH 23283HIST 1320 (American History Component Code 060)3
Social & Behavioral Sciences Component Code 08013CHEM 43753 
 BIO 24524 
 14 15 9
First SemesterHoursSecond SemesterHours 
CHEM 33413CHEM 43413 
CHEM 43313CHEM 42412 
CHEM 42312CHEM Advanced Elective23-4 
Minor Advanced Elective 3Minor Advanced Elective3 
Minor Advanced Elective 3Select one of the following: (Creative Arts Component Code 050)3 
 14 14-15 
Total Hours: 133-134