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2011-2012 Undergraduate Catalog
University of North Texas
   
 
  Dec 18, 2017
 
 
    
2011-2012 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Biochemistry, BSBC


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This professional degree is designed for the students planning careers in biochemistry, medicine, clinical chemistry or other health-related areas of chemistry.

Admission to Majors in Biology and Biochemistry


Entering students interested in majoring in biology or biochemistry will be classified as pre-majors and will be advised by the department. Admission to the university does not guarantee admission to the major. To be admitted to the major (and be eligible to enroll in advanced biology and biochemistry courses), a pre-major must meet all the requirements listed below.

Admission to Biochemistry Major


Complete at least 30 hours of college courses and:

Complete with a grade of C or better:


Have at least a 2.5 GPA on the required biology and chemistry courses listed above.


Other Requirements:


Only two attempts will be allowed for each biology and biochemistry course in the degree. A minimum 2.5 UNT grade point average and an overall 2.5 grade point average are required to enter the department as a pre-major or major (beginning freshmen are exempt). Students in the department whose UNT or overall grade point average drops below the minimum grade point averages (given above) for two consecutive semesters will be removed from the program.

Degree Requirements


Hours Required and General/College Requirements:


A minimum of 120 semester hours, of which 42 must be advanced, and fulfillment of degree requirements for the Bachelor’s degree as specified in the “General University Requirements ” in the Academics section of this catalog and the College of Arts and Sciences  requirements.

Foreign Language Requirement Options:


Students may complete either of two options to satisfy the College of Arts and Sciences foreign language requirement:

Option I:

Must attain intermediate II level (2050) in a foreign language or pass appropriate proficiency exam(s) as specified by the College of Arts and Sciences.

Option II:

Complete three courses from the approved groups below (a minimum of 9 hours). A student who wishes to fulfill the foreign language requirement by Option II must first be counseled by an undergraduate advisor of the Department of Biological Sciences and must obtain written approval of Option II for inclusion in the student’s degree plan. Students must choose one course from each group as follows for a total of 9 hours. All courses must be a minimum of 3 hours. Cooperative Education in Biological Sciences (BIOL 4920 ) is excluded:

Group II:

One biochemistry course at the 3000 level or higher, including special problems; or one additional course from Group III.

Group III:

Select one course from the following:

Electives:


Hours required for electives may vary based on course selection and the University Core Curriculum requirements. Electives may be required to satisfy the advanced hour requirement (42) and/or the minimum total hours required for the degree. For specific information see an academic advisor in the College of Arts and Sciences.

Other Requirements:


A minimum grade of C in all science and mathematics courses. Only two attempts will be allowed for each biology and biochemistry course in the degree. A minimum 2.5 grade point average for upper-division courses in the sciences, a minimum 2.5 UNT grade point average and an overall 2.5 grade point average are required for graduation. All students seeking to enter the Department of Biological Sciences, with the exception of beginning freshmen, must meet the minimum UNT and overall grade point averages given above. Students in the department whose UNT or overall grade point average drops below the minimum (given above) for two consecutive semesters will be removed from the program.

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