Accelerated BS-MS Biological Sciences

The BS-MS accelerated degree program allows undergraduate students in the Biology program to begin coursework towards the non-thesis option of the Master of Science in Biology program during their senior year at Texas A&M University-Commerce. Students can earn a B.S. and M.S. degree in five years upon completion of degree requirements for both degrees. For this accelerated program, 6 credits of graduate coursework can be applied to the undergraduate degree. To be admitted to the BS/MS Accelerated program in Biology, the candidate must be a Biology major with an overall Undergraduate GPA of 3.25.  Students must apply for the accelerated program during the semester they will earn 90 semester hours or more towards their bachelors program.  Once admitted, the BS/MS candidate must maintain a 3.25 Undergraduate GPA. 

Core Curriculum Courses
See the Core Curriculum Requirements42
Required courses in the major30
BSC 1406Introductory Biology I4
BSC 1407Introductory Biology II4
BSC 303Cell Biology4
BSC 304Genetics4
BSC 305General Physiology4
BSC 306Applied Microbiology4
BSC 307Ecology3
BSC 401Research Literature and Seminar3
Required support courses26
General and Quantitative Chemistry I *
CHEM 1111General and Quantitative Chemistry Laboratory I1
CHEM 101General Chemistry Tutorial I1
General and Quantitative Chemistry II *
CHEM 1112General and Quantitative Chemistry Laboratory II1
CHEM 102General Chemistry Tutorial II1
CHEM 2323Organic Chemistry I3
CHEM 2123Organic Chemistry Laboratory I1
CHEM 2325Organic Chemistry II3
CHEM 2125Organic Chemistry Laboratory II1
PHYS 1401College Physics I4
or PHYS 2425 University Physics I
PHYS 1402College Physics II4
or PHYS 2426 University Physics II
Introduction to Sociology *
Plus 6 sequential sh from:
College Algebra *
Pre-Calculus *
Calculus I *
MATH 2414Calculus II4
Plus one course from:
Nutrition *
Introduction to Psychology
Plus one course from:
Advanced Biostatistics
Advanced Courses Required 22
Advanced Cell Biology
Plus 19 sh from 300 or 400 upper level BSC courses other than the required courses in the major.
Total Hours120

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