B.S. Biology

https://www.tamuct.edu/degrees/undergraduate/biology.html

OVERVIEW

Biology is a multidisciplinary cutting-edge field encompassing the vast diversity of life from the smallest amino acid to ecosystem dynamics.  Our program includes a diversity of courses that are taught by faculty who are dedicated to quality education through scholarship and research.  The breadth of our faculty interests and experiences enable students to specialize their degree in sub-disciplines of biology such as biotechnology, ecology and conservation biology, organismal biology. 

Program Level Student Learning Outcomes

The student will be able to:

  • Explain biological concepts across sub disciplines.
  • Implement research methodology as it applies across the various biological subdisciplines.
  • Critically evaluate scientific research in the biological sciences.
  • Demonstrate strong communication skills.

Program Entry Requirements

Students will be admitted into the Biology major by the faculty once the application criteria are met. To be accepted into the Biology program, students must:

  • Have an overall GPA of 2.75 or higher.

Bachelor of Science Biology - Biotechnology Concentration Program Requirements

Refer to the General Education Core Requirements page for more information on the CORE REQ coursework. The Field of Study (FOS) courses are listed in the footnotes (if applicable). At least 120 credit hours are required for the degree.

First Year
Fall
CORE REQ Communications (010)3
MATH 2313Calculus I (CORE REQ (020)3
BIOL 1406Biology for Science Majors I (Lecture + Lab) (CORE REQ (030) 24
CHEM 1411General Chemistry I (Lecture + Lab) 24
Spring
CORE REQ Language, Philosophy, and Culture (040)3
BIOL 1407Biology for Science Majors II (Lecture + Lab) (CORE REQ (030) 24
CORE REQ Social and Behavioral Sciences (080)3
CORE REQ Creative Arts (050)3
CHEM 1412General Chemistry II (CORE REQ (090) 24
Second Year
Fall
CORE REQ Communications (010)3
CORE REQ American History (060)3
CORE REQ Government/Political Science (070)3
CHEM 2423Organic Chemistry I (Lecture + Lab) 24
Spring
BIOL 2421Microbiology for Science Majors 24
CORE REQ American History (060)3
CORE REQ Government/Political Science (070)3
PHYS 1401College Physics I (Lecture + Lab) 24
CHEM 2425Organic Chemistry II (Lecture + Lab) 24
Third Year
Fall
BIOL 3452Principles of Genetics 24
CHEM 4430Biochemistry I 24
CHEM 3415Analytical Chemistry 24
MATH 3350Principles of Bio-Statistics 23
Spring
BIOL 4470Cell Biology 24
CHEM 4415Instrumental Analysis 24
BIOL 3380Research Methods 23
Any Level Elective3
Fourth Year
Fall
BIOL 4471Molecular Biology 24
BIOL 4475Proteomics 24
BIOL 4380Evolution 23
Any Level Elective3
Spring
BIOL 4451Bioinformatics 24
BIOL 4395Biology Capstone 23
Elective - Faculty Approved4
Elective - Faculty Approved4
Total Credit Hours120

Bachelor of Science Biology - Ecology/Conservation Concentration Program Requirements

Refer to the General Education Core Requirements page for more information on the CORE REQ coursework. The Field of Study (FOS) courses are listed in the footnotes (if applicable). At least 120 credit hours are required for the degree.

First Year
Fall
CORE REQ Communications (010)3
MATH 2313Calculus I (CORE REQ (020)3
BIOL 1406Biology for Science Majors I (Lecture + Lab) (CORE REQ (030) 24
CHEM 1411General Chemistry I (Lecture + Lab) 24
Spring
CORE REQ Language, Philosophy, and Culture (040)3
BIOL 1407Biology for Science Majors II (Lecture + Lab) (CORE REQ (030) 24
CORE REQ Social and Behavioral Sciences (080)3
CORE REQ Creative Arts (050)3
CHEM 1412General Chemistry II (CORE REQ (090) 24
Second Year
Fall
CORE REQ Communications (010)3
CORE REQ American History (060)3
CORE REQ Government/Political Science (070)3
CHEM 2423Organic Chemistry I (Lecture + Lab) 24
Spring
BIOL 2421Microbiology for Science Majors 24
CORE REQ American History (060)3
CORE REQ Government/Political Science (070)3
PHYS 1401College Physics I (Lecture + Lab) 24
CHEM 2425Organic Chemistry II (Lecture + Lab) 24
Third Year
Fall
BIOL 3452Principles of Genetics 24
BIOL 3401Ecology 24
CHEM 4430Biochemistry I 24
MATH 3350Principles of Bio-Statistics 23
Spring
BIOL 4301Conservation Biology 23
BIOL 3440Invertebrate Zoology 24
BIOL 3380Research Methods 23
CHEM 4431Biochemistry II 24
Fourth Year
Fall
Any Level Elective3
BIOL 4380Evolution 23
Elective - Faculty Approved3
Elective - Faculty Approved4
Any Level Elective3
Spring
BIOL 4302Restoration Ecology 23
BIOL 4395Biology Capstone 23
BIOL 4346Animal Behavior 23
BIOL 3430Botany 24
Total Credit Hours120

Bachelor of Science Biology - Organismal Biology Concentration Program Requirements

Refer to the General Education Core Requirements page for more information on the CORE REQ coursework. The Field of Study (FOS) courses are listed in the footnotes (if applicable). At least 120 credit hours are required for the degree.

First Year
Fall
CORE REQ Communications (010)3
MATH 2313Calculus I (CORE REQ (020)3
BIOL 1406Biology for Science Majors I (Lecture + Lab) (CORE REQ (030) 24
CHEM 1411General Chemistry I (Lecture + Lab) 24
Spring
CORE REQ Language, Philosophy, and Culture (040)3
BIOL 1407Biology for Science Majors II (Lecture + Lab) (CORE REQ (030) 24
CORE REQ Social and Behavioral Sciences (080)3
CORE REQ Creative Arts (050)3
CHEM 1412General Chemistry II (CORE REQ (090) 24
Second Year
Fall
CORE REQ Communications (010)3
CORE REQ American History (060)3
CORE REQ Government/Political Science (070)3
CHEM 2423Organic Chemistry I (Lecture + Lab) 24
Spring
BIOL 2421Microbiology for Science Majors 24
CORE REQ American History (060)3
CORE REQ Government/Political Science (070)3
CHEM 2425Organic Chemistry II (Lecture + Lab) 24
PHYS 1401College Physics I (Lecture + Lab) 24
Third Year
Fall
BIOL 3452Principles of Genetics 24
BIOL 3401Ecology 24
CHEM 4430Biochemistry I 24
MATH 3350Principles of Bio-Statistics 23
Spring
BIOL 3315Advanced Physiology 23
BIOL 3430Botany 24
BIOL 3380Research Methods 23
BIOL 3420Entomology 24
or BIOL 3440 Invertebrate Zoology
Fourth Year
Fall
BIOL 4380Evolution 23
BIOL 3318Animal Physiology 23
BIOL 3445Comparative Vertebrate Zoology 24
Any Level Elective3
Spring
BIOL 4346Animal Behavior 23
BIOL 4395Biology Capstone 23
Elective - Faculty Approved4
Elective - Faculty Approved3
Any Level Elective3
Total Credit Hours120