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Biological Sciences Transfer Pathway

Texas Common Course Numbering System (TCCN)

                      

The following table lists courses required to attain the Bachelor of Science in Biology:

College

SHSU

Credit

Common Course 

CHEM 1411 CHEM 1412

CHEM 1311/1111 CHEM 1312/1112

3/1 3/1 

CHEM 1311/1111 CHEM 1312/1112

MATH 2413 / 2414

MATH 2413 & 2414 or statistics (MATH3370 or STAT3379 or BIOL4374).

4/4

MATH 2413 / 2414

CHEM 2423

CHEM 2323/2123

3/1

CHEM 2323/2123

COSC 1301

CSTE 1330

3

COSC 1301 or 1401

BIOL 1411/1413 or BIOL 1406/1407

BIOL 1311/1111

BIOL 1313/1113

3/1

BIOL 1311/1111, BIOL 1313/1113

Most institutions offer a General Biology I and General Biology II series as freshman course. At SHSU the general biology sequence is broken into three courses, Botany (BIO 1411), Zoology (BIO 1413), and Introductory Cell Biology (BIO 2440). Incoming transfer students who have taken a General Biology I and II series will obtain credit for Botany and Zoology, and so must begin at SHSU with the Introductory Cell Biology course, which is offered every semester, including summer II.

The following table lists courses required to attain the Bachelor of Arts in Biology:

College

SHSU

Credit

Common Course 

CHEM 1411 CHEM 1412

CHEM 1311/1111 CHEM 1312/1112

3/1 3/1 

CHEM 1311/1111 CHEM 1312/1112

MATH 1316 & MATH 1342

4/4

COSC 1301

CSTE 1330

3

COSC 1301 or 1401

BIOL 1411/1413 or BIOL 1406/1407

BIOL 1311/1111

BIOL 1313/1113

3/1

BIOL 1311/1111, BIOL 1313/1113

The Bachelor of Arts with a major in Biology requires students to meet the foreign language requirements (4 courses in the same language).

Forensic Science and Biology

Transfer students seeking the Bachelor of Science with a Biology major and with a Forensics emphasis should consider a minor in Chemistry and/or Criminal Justice. The required first two years of core courses for the Forensics emphasis are the same as the above listed courses for the major in Biology major. The emphasis in Forensics is accomplished by selecting from appropriate upper division courses (junior and senior level).

 

  • A maximum of 66 transfer credit hours (“C” or better excluding kinesiology) may be applied to a degree at SHSU. Students should carefully select courses to complete the associate degree while minimizing the number of hours that might exceed the 66-hour cap for transfer credit
  • In addition to the major core above transfer students should complete all or as much as possible of the state mandated 42-hour core curriculum including: Communications; Mathematics; Life & Physical Science; Language, Philosophy and Culture; Social and Behavioral Science; and Component Area Option if available.       Use your institutions 42-hour core as a guide maximizing courses in the above major core which are included in your institutions state mandated core.

 

Department Contact

http://www.shsu.edu/academics/biological-sciences/

Student Advising and Mentoring Center:

(936) 294-4444

http://www.shsu.edu/centers/sam-center/

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