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Degree Plan

Core Curriculum

10 - Communication – 6 semester hours

ENGL 1301
ENGL 1302

20 - Mathematics – 3 semester hours

MATH 1314 - College Math or Higher

30 - Life and Physical Science – 6 semester hours

Natural Science - May take BIOL 1306/1106 to meet Program Requirements
Natural Science - May take BIOL 1307/1107 to meet Program Requirements

40 - Language, Philosophy & Culture – 3 semester hours

Humanities, Literature, PHIL, Modern or Classical Lit.

50 - Creative Arts – 3 semester hours

ARTS, MUSI, or DRAM

60 - American History – 6 semester hours

HIST 1301
HIST 1302

70 - Political Science – 6 semester hours

PSCI 2305
PSCI 2306

80 - Social/Behavioral Sciences – 3 semester hours

Anthropology, Criminal Justice, Economics, Geography, Political Science, Psychology or Sociology

90 - Institutionally Designated Option – 6 semester hours

SPCH 1311, 1315, 1318, or 1321
COSC or BCIS

Biology Major Requirements

BS General Program Requirements – 4 semester hours

  • ENGL 3430 – Professional Writing
  • SPCH 1311, 1315, 1318, or 1321 (CORE)
  • COSC 1301 or 1401, or BCIS 1305 (CORE)

Major Program Requirements – (Lower Division) – 31 semester hours

  • BIOL 1306/1106 – Biology I for Science Majors w/ lab (CORE)
  • BIOL 1307/1107 - Biology II for Science Majors w/ lab (CORE)
  • CHEM 1311/1111 - General Inorganic Chemistry I  w/ lab
  • CHEM 1312/1112 – General Inorganic Chemistry II w/ lab
  • BIOL 2320/2120 – Microbiology w/ lab
  • PHYS 1301/1101 – College Physics (must include lab)
  • MATH 2312 – Pre-Calculus
  • MATH 2413 Calculus I
  • CHEM 2323/2123 - Organic Chemistry I (must include lab)
  • CHEM 2325/2125 or PHYS 1302/1102 - Organic Chemistry II or College Physics II (must include labs)

Major Program Requirements (Upper Division) – 26 semester hours

  • MATH 3391 – Probability & Statistics
  • BIOL 4310 – Biochemistry
  • BIOL 4313 – Genetics
  • BIOL 3332 Research Methods (Fall Only)
  • BIOL 4203 Biology Seminar (Spring Only)

May select 4 courses from the Human concentration OR 4 courses from the Environmental concentration

Human, select 4 from:  BIOL 3330, 3322, 3343, 4303, 4337 or Environment, select 4 from:  BIOL 4335, 3326, 4337,  3340, 3300

BIOL UD Laboratory Requirement – 4 semester hours

Students must complete a minimum of 4 s.h. of UD BIOL 31XX or 41XX Labs. Concurrent enrollment in the lecture is required. Deviation requires advisement.

UD Free Electives and/or Minor – 2 semester hours

LD/UD Free Electives – 12 semester hours

Notes

s.h. = semester hours
LD = Lower Division (Community College-Level: Freshman, 1000-level /Sophomore, 2000-level)
UD = Upper Division (University-Level: Junior, 3000-level /Senior, 4000-level)
The student is responsible for fulfilling all requirements on this degree plan and is encouraged to review the catalog that governs this degree plan.
Substitutions in this degree plan must be approved by following the same procedures as for the degree.
This document is an unofficial guide to your degree. Please contact an advisor for an official degree plan.
Must meet minimum requirements: 120 s.h. overall, 36 s.h. UD, of which 30 s.h. must be completed at UHV.