Academic Catalog 2024-2025

Biology (Comprehensive Concentration), Bachelor of Science


Core Curriculum Requirements 142
Major Requirements (50 hours)
BIOL 111Biological Science Lab I1
BIOL 112Biological Science Lab II1
BIOL 1306Biological Science I3
BIOL 1307Biological Science II3
BIOL 211Cell Biology Lab1
BIOL 212Developmental Biology Lab1
BIOL 231Cell Biology3
BIOL 232Developmental Biology3
BIOL 338Genetics3
BIOL 340Biochemistry of Biological Com3
BIOL 341Organismic Biology4
BIOL 347Microbiology4
BIOL 401Undergraduate Research (Capstone Course)3
BIOL 443Molecular Biology4
BIOL 450Molecular Genetics3
BIOL 454Immunology3
BIOL 460Biostatistics3
BIOL 499Biology Seminar1
Upper Level BIOL Electives (select 3 hours from):3
Seminar Hlth Related Profs
Conservation Biology
Vertebrate Anatomy and Hist
Ecology Laboratory
Experiments in Biology II
Principles of Entomology
Radiation Biology
Evolutionary Biology
Hist & Philosophy of Science
Plant Biology
Principles of Biology
Human Physiology Lab
Human Physiology
Cellular Physiology
General Parasitology
Intermediary Cellular Metabol
Environ Sampling & Analysis
Other Requirements (28 hours)
CHEM 111Chemistry I Lab1
CHEM 112Chemistry II Lab1
CHEM 211Organic Chem I Lab1
CHEM 212Organic Chem II Lab1
CHEM 231Organic Chem I3
CHEM 232Organic Chem II3
MATH 2312Precalculus Math3
MATH 2413Calculus & Analytic Geomtry I4
PHYS 213College Phys Lab I1
PHYS 214College Phys Lab II1
PHYS 1301College Physics I3
PHYS 1302College Physics II3
FS 102Freshman Seminar/ first Year Experience1
Free Electives-2 hours of free electives2
Total Hours120

Students should be advised by a major advisor prior to registering for any credit, particularly any core curriculum credit as listed.

Plan of Study Grid
First Year
First SemesterHours
BIOL 1306 Biological Science I 3
BIOL 111 Biological Science Lab I 1
CHEM 1311 Chemistry I 3
CHEM 111 Chemistry I Lab 1
ENGL 1301 Freshman English I 3
MATH 1314 College Algebra 3
FS 102 Freshman Seminar/ first Year Experience 1
COMM 1321
Business & Professional Comm
or Public Address
Second Semester
BIOL 1307 Biological Science II 3
BIOL 112 Biological Science Lab II 1
CHEM 1312 Chemistry II 3
CHEM 112 Chemistry II Lab 1
ENGL 1302 Freshman English II 3
MATH 2312 Precalculus Math 3
Select one of the following: 3
Fine Arts In Daily Living
Introduction to Theatre
Intro African Art
African-American Art & Culture
Second Year
Third Semester
BIOL 231 Cell Biology 3
BIOL 211 Cell Biology Lab 1
CHEM 231 Organic Chem I 3
CHEM 211 Organic Chem I Lab 1
Select one of the following: 3
American Literature
African-American Literature
World Literature I
World Literature II
MATH 2413 Calculus & Analytic Geomtry I 4
HIST 1301 Soc & Pol Hist US to 1877 3
Fourth Semester
BIOL 232 Developmental Biology 3
BIOL 212 Developmental Biology Lab 1
CHEM 232 Organic Chem II 3
CHEM 212 Organic Chem II Lab 1
COSC 1301 Intro To Compr Science I 3
HIST 1302 Soc & Pol Hist US Since 1877 3
Third Year
Fifth Semester
BIOL 338 Genetics 3
BIOL 340 Biochemistry of Biological Com 3
PHYS 213 College Phys Lab I 1
PHYS 1301 College Physics I 3
POLS 2305 American Government 3
Sixth Semester
BIOL 341 Organismic Biology 4
BIOL 347 Microbiology 4
PHYS 214 College Phys Lab II 1
PHYS 1302 College Physics II 3
POLS 2306 Texas Government 3
Fourth Year
Seventh Semester
BIOL 443 Molecular Biology 4
BIOL 460 Biostatistics 3
BIOL 499 Biology Seminar 1
Free Elective 2
Select one of the following: 3
General Psychology
Introduction To Sociology
Contemporary Social Issues
Eighth Semester
BIOL 450 Molecular Genetics 3
BIOL 454 Immunology 3
BIOL Elective 3
BIOL 401 Undergraduate Research (Capstone Course) (Capstone Course) 3
 Total Hours120

Students should be advised by a major advisor prior to registering for any credit, particularly any core curriculum credit as listed.