Biology Concentration in Pre-Health Professions, Bachelor of Science

General Requirements

Core Curriculum42
Required Support Courses28
Major (Required) Courses27
Concentration Required Courses21
Total Credits120
  • 36 upper-division credit hours required for degree
  • 25% of courses must be taken at A&M-SA for degree
  • CIP Code: 26.0101

All students must complete the University’s Core Curriculum and the specific requirements of the major. In some cases, a course that is required for a major may also be counted towards the Core Curriculum.

Core Curriculum
ENGL 1301Composition I3
ENGL 1302Composition II3
or ENGL 2311 Technical Writing
MATH 2313Calculus I3
BIOL 1306Gen Biology I-Attr Living Sys 13
BIOL 1307Gen Biology II-Biol Organisms 13
Lang/Phil/Cultural Studies3
Creative Arts3
HIST 1301US History to 18653
HIST 1302US History from 18653
GOVT 2305Federal Government3
GOVT 2306Texas Government3
PSYC 2301General Psychology3
CHEM 1311General Chemistry I3
CHEM 1312General Chemistry II3
Subtotal: 42
Required Support Courses
UNIV 1301First Year Seminar3
MATH 2113Calculus I Lab1
CHEM 1111General Chemistry Lab I1
CHEM 1112General Chemistry Lab II1
CHEM 2123
CHEM 2323
Organic Chemistry I Lab
and Organic Chemistry I
CHEM 2125
CHEM 2325
Organic Chemistry II Lab
and Organic Chemistry II
PHYS 1101
PHYS 1301
General Physics Lab I
and General Physics I
PHYS 1102
PHYS 1302
General Physics Lab II
and General Physics II
SPCH 1315Fundamentals of Public Speaking3
BIOL 3303Animal Nutrition3
or EDKN 3315 Functional Anatomy
Subtotal: 28
Major Required Courses
BIOL 1106General Biology I Lab 11
BIOL 1107General Biology II - Lab 11
BIOL 2401Anatomy & Physiology I4
or BIOL 3410 Comparative Vertebrate Anatomy
BIOL 2402Anatomy & Physiology II4
or BIOL 3408 Animal Physiology
BIOL 2415Statistics in Biology & Medicn4
BIOL 2411Genetics4
BIOL 2421Introduction to Microbiology4
BIOL 3402Evolution4
BIOL 4101Seminar-Integrative Biology1
or BIOL 4102 Seminar-Cell/Molecular Biology
or BIOL 4103 Seminar-Zoology
or BIOL 4104 Seminar-Ecology
or BIOL 4106 Seminar in Health
Subtotal: 27
Advanced Biology Electives for Pre-Health Concentration (Choose 3)12
Cellular Physiology 2
Molecular Biology
Developmental Biology
Biology of Disease Vectors
Undergrad Research in Biology
Concentration Required Courses
CHEM 4341Biochemistry I3
Choose 2 of the following:6
Social Psychology
Health Psychology
Physiological Psychology
Lifespan Development 2
Abnormal Psychology 2
Motor Dev and Motor Learning
Subtotal: 9
As need to complete 120 credit hours.2
Total Credits120

An earned letter grade of a C in the following courses is required for this degree: BIOL 1306 Gen Biology I-Attr Living Sys, BIOL 1106 General Biology I Lab, BIOL 1307 Gen Biology II-Biol Organisms, BIOL 1107 General Biology II - Lab


This course has prerequisites outside of the degree plan.