Oct 02, 2022  
2017 - 2019 UTPB Undergraduate Catalog 
2017 - 2019 UTPB Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Biology, Organismal Biology Track, BS

Return to {$returnto_text} Return to: Programs of Study

In addition to the existing Preprofessional, General Studies, and the several Teaching Certification degree programs for the B.S. degree with a major in Biology that require a separate minor, students majoring in Biology have the option of choosing one of two optional tracks that are an expanded major but do not require a minor.

The major in Biology with the track in Organismal Biology is well suited for students who wish a broad grounding across the classical biological sciences with special interests in natural history, evolution, systematics, behavioral biology, field biology, and other environmentally related sciences. Such a background allows students to be broadly prepared for graduate work in many biological and environmental areas. The track in Organismal Biology consists of a minimum of 46 hours with at least 38 hours taken at the upper level. A minor is not required.

Total hours for B.S. degree with Major in Biology, Molecular Biology track is 120 hours total with 48 hours taken at the upper level.

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.

Major Requirements (≥ 33 sch total, ≥ 25 sch Upper Level)

Track Requirements (14 sch)

Upper Level

Support Requirements (28 sch)

Science and Mathematics Departmental Requirements (12 sch)

Upper Level

Transfer, Elective or Other Hours Not Listed Above:

Minimum 4 sch to complete bachelor’s degree.

Return to {$returnto_text} Return to: Programs of Study