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Bachelor of Arts or Bachelor of Science in Biology and Crime and Justice Studies Degree Requirements (Double Major – 128-130 hours)

I. Core Curriculum Requirements1: 42 hours
    A. Communication (6 hours)
        3 hours Communication (RHET 1302)
        3 hours Communication Elective (BIOL 4337, BIOL 4352, CJS 3301, or GOVT 3325)2
    B. Social and Behavioral Sciences (15 hours)
        6 hours Government (GOVT 2301 and 2302)
        6 hours American History
        3 hours Social and Behavior Sciences Elective (ECO 2301 or 2302)3
    C. Humanities and Fine Arts (6 hours)
        3 hours Fine Arts (ARTS 1301)
        3 hours Humanities (HUMA 1301)
    D. Mathematics and Quantitative Reasoning (6 hours)
        6 hours Calculus (MATH 2417 and 2419)4 – BA or BS
            or Applied Calculus (MATH 1325 and 1326) – BA only
    E. Science (9 hours)
        9 hours Chemistry (CHEM 1311/1111, 1312/1112 and 2123)

1 Curriculum Requirements can be fulfilled by other approved courses from accredited institutions of higher education. The courses listed in parenthesis are recommended as the most efficient way to satisfy both Core Curriculum and Major requirements at UT Dallas.

II. Major Requirements: 68-70 hours
    Biology Major Preparatory Courses (15-17 hours beyond Core Curriculum)
        CHEM 1111 General Chemistry Laboratory I
        CHEM 1112 General Chemistry Laboratory II
        CHEM 1311 General Chemistry I
        CHEM 1312 General Chemistry II
        CHEM 2123* Introductory Organic Chemistry Laboratory I
        CHEM 2125* Introductory Organic Chemistry Laboratory II
        CHEM 2323* Introductory Organic Chemistry I
        CHEM 2325* Introductory Organic Chemistry II
        MATH 2417 and 24193 Calculus I and II (BA or BS)
            or MATH 1325 Applied Calculus I
        and either STAT 3332 Statistics for Life Sciences
            or SOCS 3305/3105 Social Statistics with Laboratory (BA only)
        PHYS 3341/2125 Physics for BioScience I with Laboratory (BA or BS)
            or PHYS 1301/1101 College Physics I with Laboratory (BA only)
        PHYS 3342/2126 Physics for BioScience II with Laboratory (BA or BS)
            or PHYS 1302/1102 College Physics II with Laboratory (BA only)
    Biology Major Core Courses (32 hours)
        BIOL 2111* Introduction to Modern Biology Workshop I
        BIOL 2112* Introduction to Modern Biology Workshop II
        BIOL 2281* Introductory Biology Laboratory
        BIOL 2311* Introduction to Modern Biology I
        BIOL 2312* Introduction to Modern Biology II
        BIOL 3101 Classical and Molecular Genetics Workshop
        BIOL 3102 Eukaryotic Molecular and Cell Biology Workshop
        BIOL 3161 Biochemistry Workshop I
        BIOL 3162 Biochemistry Workshop II
            or BIOL 3335 Microbial Physiology
        BIOL 3301 Classical and Molecular Genetics
        BIOL 3302 Eukaryotic Molecular and Cell Biology
        BIOL 3318 Forensic Biology
        BIOL 3361 Biochemistry I
        BIOL 3362 Biochemistry II
        BIOL 3380 Biochemistry Laboratory
    Crime and Justice Studies Major Preparatory Course (No hours beyond Core Curriculum)
        ECO 2301 Principles of Macroeconomics
            or ECO 2302 Principles of Microeconomics3
    Crime and Justice Studies Core Courses (18 hours)
        CJS 3300 Crime and Civil Liberties
        CJS 3301 Theories of Justice
            or another Social Science course with a distributive justice emphasis such as SOC 4361
            Law and Society, SOC 3302 Social Inequality, or ECO 4320 Public Sector Economics
        CJS 3302 Advanced Criminology
        CJS 3303 Advanced Criminal Justice
        CJS 3304 Research Methods in Crime and Justice Studies
        CJS 3305 Social Control and Criminal Sanctions

2 Double majors may choose BIOL 4337, BIOL 4352, CJS 3301, GOVT 3325 or another approved Biology elective to fulfill the Core Curriculum Communication Elective.
3 A required Major course that also fulfills a Core Curriculum requirement. Hours are counted in Core Curriculum.
4 Six hours of Calculus are counted under Mathematics Core, and 2 hours of Calculus are counted as Major Preparatory Courses.
* Indicates a prerequisite class to be completed before enrolling for upper-division classes.

III. Elective Requirements: 21 hours
    Advanced Electives
        All students are required to take at least six hours of advanced electives outside their major
        field of study. These must be either upper-division classes or lower-division classes that
        have prerequisites. These may be satisfied with CHEM 2323 and 2325, counted under Major
        Preparatory Courses.
    Guided Electives (21 hours)
        Biology (6 hours): BIOL 4380 Cell and Molecular Biology Laboratory (must be taken for one
        of the Biology electives in BS only).
    Crime and Justice Studies and Related Electives (15 hours). All students must complete at least
        51 hours of upper-division credit to graduate.

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