Texas A&M University-Kingsville

Bachelor of Science in Biology

Biology Courses for the 2014 Degree Plan

The degree plan for a B.S. in Biology has been updated. See the 2014 catalog for current requirements.

Download the 2014 degree plan as a Microsoft Excel file.

 Degree Requirements

Bachelor of Science

Biology*

Freshman Year

BIOL 1306/1106      4

CHEM 1311/1111     4

ENGL 1301                3

HIST 1301                 3

UNIV 1101                1

                                15

 BIOL 1307/1107         4

CHEM 1312/1112        4

ENGL 1302                   3

HIST 1302                    3

UNIV 1102                   1

                                   15

Junior Year

BIOL 3402                          4

BIOL 3408, BIOL 4411,        4

          or BIOL 4426

BIOL, adv.                          3

Minor                                 4

                                       15

 

BIOL 3301                              3     

BIOL 3407                              4

Minor                                      4

Minor or Elective                   4

                                             15

 

 

Sophomore Year

BIOL elective          4

POLS 2301                              3

Minor or Elective    4

^Oral communication              3

14

 

MATH 1316                              3      

POLS 2302                               3

^Literature/philosophy          3

^Social/behavioral                 3

^Visual/performing arts         3

                                               15

Senior Year

BIOL 4102                              1

BIOL, adv.                              8

STAT 1342, STAT 4301,         3

      or STAT 4303

Minor, adv.                             4         

                                             16

BIOL, adv.                            4

Minor, adv.                           4

Electives, adv.                      7

                                           15

 

 Total Hours Required: 120

*Students admitted Fall 2012 or later must complete at least one course designated Writing Intensive (WI) with a grade of C or better.

Note: Choice of minor will result in some variation in course sequence and total hours on the degree.  Consult departmental chair for information on minor programs.

Students planning to enter a graduate program in the biological sciences should minor in Chemistry (including CHEM 3323/3123 and CHEM 3325/3125) and take PHYS 1301/1101 and PHYS 1302/1102.

Students planning a career in environmental and/or field biology should minor in Animal Science, Range and Wildlife, Environmental Science, or Geographic Information Systems [GEOG 13-U-4] and take at least two of the following organismal courses: BIOL 3403, 3405, 3409, 4425, 4427, 4429

Students planning a career in an allied health field (e.g., physical therapy, nursing) should also take BIOL 2401, BIOL 2402, and BIOL 2421.

Students planning to enter a medical, dental, or pharmacy school, should follow the B.S. in Biomedical Sciences degree program.

Non-advanced courses may be substituted for those marked “adv.” provided the student will otherwise complete 45 advanced hours including those required in a minor.

 

^For courses listed under Core CurriculumComponents” see “General Requirements for Graduation with a Baccalaureate Degree” in an earlier section of this Catalog.

 

Biology Courses for the 2010-2013 Degree Plan

Download the 2010-2013 degree plan as a Microsoft Excel file.

BIOL 1306/1106 - General Biology I
BIOL 1307/1107 - General Biology II
BIOL 2421 - Elementary Microbiology
BIOL 3402 - Genetics
BIOL 3408, 4411, or 4426 - Animal, Plant, or Cellular Physiology
BIOL 3301 - Evolutionary Theory
BIOL 3407 - Ecology
BIOL 4102 - Seminar
12 hrs Advanced BIOL

Chemistry and Physics Courses

CHEM 1311/1111 and 1312/1112
CHEM 3323/3123 and 3325/3125
PHYS 1301/1101 and 1302/1102

Math Courses

MATH 1316 - Trigonometry
STAT 4301 or 4303 

General Education/Other Courses

UNIV 1101/UNIV 1102 freshman success seminar.
ENGL 1301 and 1302
HIST 1301 and 1302
POLS 2301 and 2302
3 hrs Global learning
3 hrs Social/Behavioral
3 hrs Literature/Philosophy
3 hrs Visual/Performing Arts
3 hrs Oral communication
4 hrs Advanced Minor or Any Elective
4 hrs Advanced Minor Field
7 hrs Electives including 3 advanced

 

 

Freshman Year - Fall Semester Lec Lab - Freshman Year - Spring Semester Lec Lab
BIOL 1306/1106 - General Biology I 3 1 - BIOL 1307/1107 - General Biology II 3 1
CHEM 1311/1111 3 1 - CHEM 1312/1112 3 1
ENGL 1301 3 - - ENGL 1302 3 -
HIST 1301 3 - - HIST 1302 3 -
UNIV 1101 1 - UNIV 1102 1 -
13 2 - 13 2

This page was last updated on: October 02, 2014