Academic Catalog 2022-2023

Biology (Geographic Information Systems Certificate), Bachelor of Science

The University Core Curriculum is the same across all undergraduate bachelor's programs.   Please consult the academic advisor for your designated major before selecting courses in this area.

Summary

General Education Core Curriculum42
Major Requirements50
Other Requirements35
Total Hours127

General Education Core Curriculum (Standard)1

Communication
ENGL 1301Freshman English I3
ENGL 1302Freshman English II3
Mathematics
MATH 1314College Algebra3
Life and Physical Sciences
CHEM 1311Chemistry I3
CHEM 1312Chemistry II3
Language, Philosophy, and Culture
Select one of the following:3
World Literature I
World Literature II
American Literature
African-American Literature
Creative Arts
Select one of the following:3
Fine Arts In Daily Living
Introduction to Theatre
Intro African Art
American History
HIST 1301Soc & Pol Hist US to 18773
HIST 1302Soc & Pol Hist US Since 18773
Government/Political Science
POLS 2305American Government3
POLS 2306Texas Government3
Select one of the following:3
General Psychology
Introduction To Sociology
Contemporary Social Issues
Institutional Options
COSC 1301Intro To Compr Science I3
COMM 1321Business & Professional Comm3
or COMM 1315 Public Address
Total Hours42
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Students should be advised by a major advisor prior to registering for any credit, particularly any core curriculum credit as listed.

Major (Biology)

BIOL 111Biological Science Lab I1
BIOL 112Biological Science Lab II1
BIOL 1306Biological Science I3
BIOL 132Biological 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 441Histology4
BIOL 443Molecular Biology4
BIOL 447Human Physiology3
BIOL 454Immunology3
BIOL 460Biostatistics3
Total Hours50

Other Requirements

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
GIS Certificate Courses
ES 441Principles and Applications of Geographical Information Systems (GIS)3
ES 442Geospatial Ecology3
ES 443Remote Sensing and Image Interpretation3
Total Hours35
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
3
 Hours18
Second Semester
BIOL 132 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
 Hours17
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
MATH 2413 Calculus & Analytic Geomtry I 4
HIST 1301 Soc & Pol Hist US to 1877 3
Select one of the following: 3
World Literature I
World Literature II
American Literature
African-American Literature
 Hours18
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
HIST 1302 Soc & Pol Hist US Since 1877 3
COSC 1301 Intro To Compr Science I 3
 Hours14
Third Year
Fifth Semester
BIOL 338 Genetics 3
BIOL 340 Biochemistry of Biological Com 3
BIOL 341 Organismic Biology 4
PHYS 213 College Phys Lab I 1
PHYS 1301 College Physics I 3
POLS 2305 American Government 3
 Hours17
Sixth Semester
BIOL 347 Microbiology 4
PHYS 214 College Phys Lab II 1
PHYS 1302 College Physics II 3
ES 441 Principles and Applications of Geographical Information Systems (GIS) 3
POLS 2306 Texas Government 3
Select one of the following: 3
General Psychology
Introduction To Sociology
Contemporary Social Issues
 Hours17
Fourth Year
Seventh Semester
BIOL 443 Molecular Biology 4
BIOL 460 Biostatistics 3
BIOL 447 Human Physiology 3
ES 442 Geospatial Ecology 3
 Hours13
Eighth Semester
BIOL 441 Histology 4
BIOL 454 Immunology 3
BIOL 401 Undergraduate Research (Capstone Course) 3
ES 443 Remote Sensing and Image Interpretation 3
 Hours13
 Total Hours127
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Students should be advised by a major advisor prior to registering for any credit, particularly any core curriculum credit as listed.