Department of Molecular and Cell Biology

School of Natural Sciences and Mathematics

Typical Four Year Course Load

Bachelor of Science Degree in Molecular and Cell Biology

The following is a typical four-year course load for students who are pursuing a Bachelor of Science in Molecular and Cell Biology. This schedule is flexible and is designed to be used as an aid when students are preparing for each semester.

Math and science prerequisistes and the biology core courses should be taken in the order listed. General education core courses, shown by icon, may be taken in any desired order. See your advisor for specific course options.

First Year

Fall

MATH 2417 Calculus I
CHEM 1311 General Chemistry I
CHEM 1111 General Chemistry Lab I
RHET 1302 Composition & Rhetoric
RHET 1101 Oral Communication
Humanities

Spring

MATH 2419 Calculus II
CHEM 1312 General Chemistry II
CHEM 1112 General Chemistry Lab II
PHYS 3341 Physics for Bioscience I
PHYS 2125 Physics Lab I
Social & Behavioral Sciences

Second Year

Fall

BIOL 2311 Modern Biology I
BIOL 2111 Modern Biology Workshop I
CHEM 2323 Organic Chemistry I
CHEM 2123 Organic Chemistry Lab I
PHYS 3342 Physics for Bioscience II
PHYS 2126 Physics Lab II
U.S. and Texas History

Spring

BIOL 2312 Modern Biology II
BIOL 2112 Modern Biology II Workshop
BIOL 2281 Introductory Biology Lab
CHEM 2325 Organic Chemistry II
CHEM 2125 Organic Chemistry Lab II
MATH 2451 Multivariable Calculus
or STAT 3332 Statistics for Life Sciences
U.S. and Texas History

Third Year

Fall

BIOL 3301 Genetics
BIOL 3101 Genetics Workshop
BIOL 3361 Biochemistry I
BIOL 3161 Biochemistry I Workshop
GOVT 2301 Constitutional Foundations and Political Behavior in U.S. & TX
Upper-Level Free Elective
Upper-Level Free Elective

Spring

BIOL 3302 Molecular & Cell Biology
BIOL 3102 Molecular & Cell Biology Workshop
BIOL 3362 Biochemistry II
BIOL 3162 Biochemistry II Workshop
BIOL 3380 Biochemistry Lab
GOVT 2302 Political Institutions in U.S. & TX
Upper-Level Free Elective

Fourth Year

Fall

BIOL 4380 Cell Biology Lab
or BIOL 3V96/4V96 Research in Molecular & Cell Biology
BIOL 3xxx/4xxx† Upper-Level Elective
BIOL 3xxx/4xxx† Upper-Level Elective
Upper-Level Free Elective
Upper-Level Free Elective

† or Molecular Biology related CHEM course

Spring

BIOL 3xxx/4xxx† Upper-Level Elective
BIOL 4461 Biophysical Chemistry
Advanced Writing Requirement
Upper-Level Free Elective
Upper-Level Free Elective

† or Molecular Biology related CHEM course

Summer

Visual & Performing Arts
BIOL Upper-Level Elective

To maintain a reasonable course load, students may elect to take these or other classes during the summer session.

 

 

  • Updated: January 4, 2006