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

Minimum required: 127 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. The Biology minor is recommended and is 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 127. The number of elective hours a student completes depends on the number of hours a student may need to achieve the required 127 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 1130, BIO 2400, BIO 2450, BIO 2451, BIO 2452, MATH 2328 or MATH 3305, and one from: PSY 1300, SOCI 1310, or ECO 2314.

Course Requirements 

First SemesterHoursSecond SemesterHours 
CHEM 11411CHEM 11421 
CHEM 1341 (Life and Physical Sciences Component Code 030 [TCCN CHEM 1311])3CHEM 13423 
US 11001BIO 13313 
BIO 13303BIO 11311 
BIO 11301MATH 2471 (Mathematics Component Code 020 [TCCN MATH 2413])4 
ENG 1310 (Communication Component Code 010 [TCCN ENGL 1301])3Communication Component Code 0103 
American History Component Code 0603  
 15 15 
First SemesterHoursSecond SemesterHoursSummerHours
CHEM 21411CHEM 21421Summer II: 
CHEM 23413CHEM 23423BIO 24004
MATH 2472 (Component Area Option Code 090/092 [TCCN MATH 2414])4PHYS 2425 (Component Area Option Code 090/093 [TCCN PHYS 2426])4 
PHYS 1430 (Life and Physical Sciences Component Code 030 [TCCN PHYS 2425])4PHIL 1305 or 1320 (Language, Philosophy, and Culture Component Code 040 [TCCN PHIL 1301])13 
American History Component Code 0603BIO 24504 
 15 15 4
First SemesterHoursSecond SemesterHoursSummerHours
CHEM 33303CHEM 33403POSI 2310 (Government/Political Science Component Code 070 [TCCN GOVT 2306])3
CHEM 34104CHEM 32452POSI 2320 (Government/Political Science Component Code 070 [TCCN GOVT 2305])3
BIO 24514MATH 2328 or 33053 
Social and Behavioral Sciences Component Code 08023CHEM 43753 
 BIO 24524 
 14 15 6
First SemesterHoursSecond SemesterHours 
CHEM 33413CHEM 43413 
CHEM 43313CHEM 42412 
CHEM 42312Minor Advanced Elective3 
Minor Advanced Elective 3Advanced CHEM Elective33 
Minor Advanced Elective 3Creative Arts Component Code 050 [HUMA 1315]3 
 14 14 
Total Hours: 127

While PHIL 1305 or 1320 are strongly preferred, the department will allow other Language, Philosophy, and Culture Component Code 040 courses to satisfy this requirement.


PSY 1300 or SOCI 1310 or ECO 2314 are Social and Behavioral Sciences Component options that also meet the requirements for this concentration.


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