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2016-2017 Undergraduate and Graduate Catalog
Texas Tech University
   
 
  Dec 13, 2017
 
 
    
2016-2017 Undergraduate and Graduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Biochemistry, B.A.


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About the Biochemistry Bachelor's Program


The B.A. in Biochemistry degree requires 120 credit hours for graduation and is primarily designed to prepare an undergraduate student for entry into medical school (admission requirements for Texas medical schools are satisfied) or other medically related professional schools. Graduates with a B.A. in Biochemistry are also qualified for industrial employment in areas in which a strong biochemistry background is an asset, such as technical sales or management. The B.A. degree provides sufficient background in biochemistry and chemistry for admission to a graduate program in biochemistry or biotechnology.

Recommended Curriculum


First Year


Fall


Total: 15


Spring


Total: 15


Second Year


Fall


Total: 15


Spring


Total: 17


Third Year


Fall


Total: 16


Spring


Total: 15


Fourth Year


Fall


Total: 12


Spring


  • Minor (BIOL 3000-level) 3 Semester Credit Hours
    (Selecting a minor other than biology may require additional hours.)
  • English 3 Semester Credit Hours *
  • Language, Phil., & Culture Elective 6 Semester Credit Hours *
    (Can also be multicultural; if one of these is not, you will need an additional 3-hour multicultural course.)
  • Elective 3 Semester Credit Hours *
    (May be outside of major.)

Total: 15


Total Hours: 120


* Select from Arts and Sciences General Requirements  for B.A. degree.

For those who wish to pursue teacher certification, the university is implementing a new teacher education program that includes a full year of student teaching (two semesters of the senior year) for students beginning their teacher education program in spring 2013 or later.

Biology


Failure to complete BIOL 1403  and BIOL 1404  in the first year will make the B.A. degree difficult to complete in four years without taking courses during summer sessions.

Calculus


Adequate training in algebra, trigonometry, and analytic geometry is a prerequisite for calculus. A score of 7 on the Math Placement Exam is necessary to take calculus the first year. Scores below 7 will require additional coursework.

Foreign Language


A student must complete 6 hours at the sophomore level or above in a single language. The prerequisite for all sophomore language courses is credit for the freshman level. This credit can be determined through a credit by examination. The score attained on the exam will determine whether the student is placed in a second-year course, a 5-hour review course, or in some cases the first or second semester of a beginning (first-year) language course. See Arts and Sciences General Degree Requirements for further explanation.

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