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Bachelor of Science in Molecular Biology
Degree Requirements (129 hours)

I. Core Curriculum Requirements1: 41 hours

A. Communication (6 hours)

3 hours Communication (RHET 1302)

3 hours Communication Elective (BIOL 4337, BIOL 4390, BIOL 4391, BIOL 4398, BIOL 4399 or NATS 4310)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

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)3

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: 68-69 hours

Major Preparatory Courses (20-21 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 Calculus I

MATH 2419 Calculus II

MATH 2418 Linear Algebra

PHYS 2125 Physics Laboratory I

PHYS 2126 Physics Laboratory II

PHYS 3341/3041 Physics for Bio Science I with Recitation

PHYS 3342/3042 Physics for Bio Science II with Recitation

Major Core Courses (36 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

BIOL 3301 Classical and Molecular Genetics

BIOL 3302 Eukaryotic Molecular and Cell Biology

BIOL 3361 Biochemistry I

BIOL 3362 Biochemistry II

or BIOL 3335 Microbial Physiology

BIOL 3380 Biochemistry Laboratory

BIOL 4380 Cell & Molecular Biology Laboratory

or BIOL 3V96 (3 hours) Undergraduate Research in Molecular and Cell Biology4

or BIOL 4399 (3 hours) Senior Honors Research in Molecular and Cell Biology

BIOL 4461 Biophysical Chemistry

Major Related Courses (12 hours)5
12 hours upper-division approved molecular biology-related BIOL or CHEM electives

2 Molecular Biology majors may choose BIOL 4337, BIOL 4390, BIOL 4391, BIOL 4398, BIOL 4399, NATS 4310 or another approved Biology elective to fulfill the Core Curriculum Communication Elective.
3 Six hours of Calculus are counted under Mathematics Core, and 2 hours of Calculus are counted as Major Preparatory Courses.
4 These substitutes for BIOL 4380 require permission of the Biology Undergraduate Advisor to ensure equivalent training in recombinant DNA analysis.
5 Up to 6 hours of research may be used in fulfilling the major related course requirement.
* Indicates a prerequisite class to be completed before enrolling for upper-division classes.

III. Elective Requirements: 18-19 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.

Free Electives (18-19 hours)

All students must complete at least 51 hours of upper-division credit to graduate.

 

Bachelor of Science in Molecular Biology and Business Administration Degree Requirements (Double Major – 140 hours)

I. Core Curriculum Requirements1: 42 hours

A. Communication (6 hours)

3 hours Communication (RHET 1302)

3 hours Communication Elective (BA 4305)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 (ECON 2301)2

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)3

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: 86 hours

Biology Major Preparatory Courses (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 Calculus I 3

MATH 2419 Calculus II 3

PHYS 3341/3041/1101 Physics for Bio Science I with Recitation/Laboratory

PHYS 3342/3402/1102 Physics for Bio Science II with Recitation/Laboratory

Biology Major Core Courses (33 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

BIOL 3301 Classical and Molecular Genetics

BIOL 3302 Eukaryotic Molecular and Cell Biology

BIOL 3361 Biochemistry I

BIOL 3362 Biochemistry II

or BIOL 3335 Microbial Physiology

BIOL 3380 Biochemistry Laboratory

BIOL 4461 Biophysical Chemistry

Business Administration Major Preparatory Courses (15 hours beyond Core Curriculum)

AIM 2301* Introductory Financial Accounting

AIM 2302* Introductory Management Accounting

BA 2301* Business and Public Law

ECON 2301* Principles of Macroeconomics2

ECON 2302* Principles of Microeconomics

MATH 2333* Matrices, Vectors and Their Application

Business Administration Core Courses (21 hours)

BA 3341 Business Finance

BA 3351 Introduction to Management Information Systems

BA 3352 Production Management

BA 3361 Organizational Behavior

BA 3365 Principles of Marketing

BA 4305 Strategic Management 2

BA 4371 International Business

STAT 3360 Probability and Statistics for Management and Economics

or STAT 3332 Statistics for Life Sciences

2 A required Major course that also fulfills a Core Curriculum requirement. Hours are counted in Core Curriculum.
3 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: 12 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 (12 hours)

Business Administration (9 hours): To be selected from AIM and BA courses.

Biology (3 hours): To be selected from BIOL 4380, BIOL 3V96 (3 hours)4 and BIOL 4399 (3 hours)4

All students must complete at least 51 hours of upper-division credit to graduate.

4 Requires permission of the Biology Undergraduate Advisor to ensure training in recombinant DNA analysis.

 

Bachelor of Science in Molecular Biology and Criminology
Degree Requirements (Double Major – 128-129 hours)

I. Core Curriculum Requirements1: 42 hours

A. Communication (6 hours)

3 hours Communication (RHET 1302)

3 hours Communication Elective (BIOL 4337, BIOL 4390, BIOL 4391, BIOL 4398, BIOL 4399, CRIM 3300, or NATS 4310)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 (ECON 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

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: 77-78 hours

Biology Major Preparatory Courses (20-21 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 Calculus I3

MATH 2419 Calculus II3

MATH 2418 Linear Algebra

or STAT 3332 Statistics for Life Sciences

or SOCS 3405 Introduction to Social Statistics with Lab

PHYS 3341/3041/1101 Physics for Bio Science I with Recitation/Laboratory

PHYS 3342/3042/1102 Physics for Bio Science II with Recitation/Laboratory

Biology Major Core Courses (36 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

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

or BIOL 3335 Microbial Physiology

BIOL 3380 Biochemistry Laboratory

BIOL 4461 Biophysical Chemistry

Crime and Justice Studies Major Preparatory Course (No hours beyond Core Curriculum)

ECON 2301 Principles of Macroeconomics

or ECON 2302 Principles of Microeconomics3

Crime and Justice Studies Core Courses (18 hours)

CRIM 3300 Crime and Civil Liberties

CRIM 3301 Theories of Justice

or another Social Science course with a distributive justice emphasis such as SOC 4361 Law and Society, or ECON 4320 Public Sector Economics

CRIM 3302 Advanced Criminology

CRIM 3303 Advanced Criminal Justice

CRIM 3304 Research Methods in Crime and Justice Studies

CRIM 3319 Comparative Justice Systems

CRIM 4305 Social Control and Criminal Sanctions

CRIM 4321 Senior Research Seminar

2 Double majors may choose BIOL 4337, BIOL 4390, BIOL 4391, BIOL 4398, BIOL 4399, CRIM 3301, PSCI 3325, NATS 4310 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: 12 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 (12 hours)

Crime and Justice Studies and Related Electives (9 hours): All students must complete at least 51 hours of upper-division credit to graduate.

Biology (3 hours): To be selected from BIOL 4380, BIOL 3V96 (3 hours)5 and BIOL 4399 (3 hours)5

All students must complete at least 51 hours of upper-division credit to graduate.

5 Requires permission of the Biology Undergraduate Advisor to ensure training in recombinant DNA analysis.