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2017 - 2019 UTPB Undergraduate Catalog 
2017 - 2019 UTPB Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Biology, Pre-Professional Plan, BS

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The Pre-professional Plan is for students planning to enter graduate school or a professional school, including medicine, dentistry, veterinary medicine, medical technology and other health professions. This professional degree plan includes a minimum of 36 semester credit hours in the major with at least 28 credits of upper level 3000 and 4000 number courses.

The total semester credit hours required for a B.S. in Biology on this pre-professional track is 120.

General Education Requirements (42 sch)

Lower Level

Communication (6 sch)

Political Science (U.S., State of Texas and Local Government) (6 sch)

Component Area (3 sch)

Life Science Requirement (8 sch)

  • Requirement is met in the lower level major requirements.

Mathematics (4 sch)

  • Requirement is met in the Common Science Requirements.

Support Requirements

Physics I and II, calculus-based physics, PHYS 2325 /PHYS 2125  and PHYS 2326 /PHYS 2126  are required by some health professional programs and strongly recommended for all majors on the Pre-professional Plan, or PHYS 1301 /PHYS 1101  and PHYS 1302 /PHYS 1102 .

Major Requirements (> 36 hrs. total, > 28 hrs. upper level)

Students majoring in Biology on the Pre-professional Plan must take a minimum of 36 semester credit hours in the major with a minimum of 28 hours of upper level courses.


Majors on the Pre-professional degree plan may take any upper level Biology courses beyond the required courses to achieve the minimum 28 upper level credits.

Science and Mathematics Departmental Requirements

Lower Level

All pre-professional majors must demonstrate a basic use of computing through the completion of COSC 1335 .

Upper Level

Minor (>18 sch total, >12 sch upper level)

(refer to Discipline specifications)

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