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2019 - 2020 UTPB Undergraduate Catalog 
2019 - 2020 UTPB Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Biology, Molecular Biology Track, BS

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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 Molecular Biology is well suited for students who wish to enter any of the health professional fields such as medicine, dentistry, veterinary, and pharmacy; pursue academic studies at the graduate level in related molecular biological fields; or gain employment in biotechnology areas after obtaining their baccalaureate degree. The track in Molecular Biology may be especially attractive to pre-medical students considering the increased emphasis in cellular and molecular biology on the new MCAT. The track in Molecular 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)

Communication (6 sch)

Mathematics (4 sch)

Life Science Requirement (6 sch)

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

Component Area (3 sch)

Major Requirements (≥ 33 sch total, ≥ 25 sch upper level Core Biology courses

Track Requirements (13-14 sch)

Upper Level

Support Requirements (28 sch total, 8 sch upper level)

Science & Mathematics Departmental Requirements (12 sch total, 9 sch upper level)

Upper Level

Transfer, Elective or Other Hours Not Listed Above

Minimum 4 sch to complete bachelor’s degree

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