Department of Biological Sciences

School of Natural Sciences and Mathematics

Typical Four Year Course Load

Bachelor of Science Double Degree in Biology and Business Administration

The following is a typical four-year course load for students who are pursuing a Bachelor of Science double degree in Biology and Business Administration. 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.

For a Bachelor of Arts in Biology, Applied Calculus I and II (MATH 1325, 1326) replaces Calculus I and II, and algebra-based Physics with lab (PHYS 1301/1101, 1302/1102) replaces Physics I and II for Biosciences. Additionally, BIOL 4380 may be substituted with an Upper Level BIOL elective.


First Year


MATH 2417 Calculus I
CHEM 1311 General Chemistry I
CHEM 1111 General Chemistry Lab I
ECO 2301 Macroeconomics
RHET 1101 Oral Communication
RHET 1302 Composition & Rhetoric


MATH 2419 Calculus II
CHEM 1312 General Chemistry II
CHEM 1112 General Chemistry Lab II
PHYS 3341 Physics for Biosciences I
PHYS 2125 Physics Lab II
ECO 2302 Microeconomics

Second Year


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 Biosciences II
PHYS 2126 Physics Lab II
AIM 2301 Intro to Financial Accounting
BA 2302 Business & Public Law


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
AIM 2302 Intro to Cost Management
MATH 2333 Matrices, Vectors & Linear Program

Third Year


BIOL 3301 Genetics
BIOL 3101 Genetics Workshop
BIOL 3361 Biochemistry I
BIOL 3161 Biochemistry I Workshop
BA 3341 Business Finance
BA 3351 Management Info Systems
STAT 3360 Probability & Statistics


BIOL 3302 Molecular & Cell Biology
BIOL 3102 Molecular & Cell Biology Workshop
BIOL 3362 Biochemistry II
BIOL 3162 Biochemistry II Workshop
BIOL 3380 Biochemistry Lab
BA 3352 Production Management

Fourth Year


BIOL 4380 Cell Biology Lab
BA 3361 Organization Behavior
BA 3365 Marketing Management
Upper-Level Free Elective
GOVT 2302 Political Institutions in U.S. & TX


BA 4371 International Business
BA 4305 Social/Pol. Environment of Business
Upper-Level Management Elective
Upper-Level Management Elective


U.S. and Texas History
GOVT 2301 Constitutional Foundations and Political Behavior in U.S. & TX
Visual & Performing Arts

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



  • Updated: February 6, 2006