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Biology-Medical Professions Emphasis
Associate of Science Degree

This degree is a foundation for most pre-medical and pre-dental four-year premedical students. This is a recommended curriculum only. Some courses may be taken in a different order and students do not have to complete the degree in four semesters.

Program of Study
Course SubjectCourse TitleCredit Hours
First Semester
ENGL 1301 Composition I 3
MATH 1342 Elementary Statistical Methods 3
American History* HIST 1301 or HIST 1302 or HIST 2301 3
Communication* SPCH 1311 or SPCH 1315 or SPCH 1321 3
Life and Physical Sciences* BIOL 1306/1106 or BIOL 1307/1107 or BIOL 2301/2101 or BIOL 2302/2102 or BIOL 2420 or CHEM 1311/1111 or CHEM 1312/1112 or PHYS 1301/1101 4
Total Hours: 16
Second Semester
ENGL 1302 Composition II 3
GOVT 2305 Federal Government 3
American History* HIST 1301 or HIST 1302 or HIST 2301 3
Creative Arts* ARTS 1301 or DRAM 1310 or MUSI 1306 3
Life and Physical Sciences* BIOL 1306/1106 or BIOL 1307/1107 or BIOL 2301/2101 or BIOL 2302/2102 or BIOL 2420 or CHEM 1311/1111 or CHEM 1312/1112 or PHYS 1301/1101 4
Total Hours: 16
Third Semester
GOVT 2306 Texas Government 3
Component Area Option* COSC 1301 or PHED 1304 or PSYC 2314 or SPCH 1318 3
Language, Philosophy, and Culture* ENGL 2322 or ENGL 2323 or ENGL 2326 or ENGL 2331 or ENGL 2341 or HIST 2321 or HIST 2322 or HUMA 1315 or PHIL 1301 or SPAN 2311 3
Life and Physical Sciences* BIOL 1306/1106 or BIOL 1307/1107 or BIOL 2301/2101 or BIOL 2302/2102 or BIOL 2420 or CHEM 1311/1111 or CHEM 1312/1112 or PHYS 1301/1101 4
Social and Behavioral Sciences* ECON 2301 or ECON 2302 or GEOG 1301 or GEOG 1302 or PSYC 2301 or SOCI 1301 3
Total Hours: 16
Fourth Semester
Life and Physical Sciences* BIOL 1306/1106 or BIOL 1307/1107 or BIOL 2301/2101 or BIOL 2302/2102 or BIOL 2420 or CHEM 1311/1111 or CHEM 1312/1112 or PHYS 1301/1101 4
Life and Physical Sciences* BIOL 1306/1106 or BIOL 1307/1107 or BIOL 2301/2101 or BIOL 2302/2102 or BIOL 2420 or CHEM 1311/1111 or CHEM 1312/1112 or PHYS 1301/1101 4
Life and Physical Sciences* BIOL 1306/1106 or BIOL 1307/1107 or BIOL 2301/2101 or BIOL 2302/2102 or BIOL 2420 or CHEM 1311/1111 or CHEM 1312/1112 or PHYS 1301/1101 4
Total Hours: 12
Grand Total: 60

*It is recommended for students to check with the institution they are planning to transfer to for advice on which courses work best for their major.

View course descriptions here: Course Catalog