Biological Science B.A.
The plan in Biological Sciences leads to the bachelor of arts or bachelor of science degree. This plan is designed to prepare students for advanced study, technical positions in environmental or biomedical research or teaching. The Physiology/Pre-Health sub-plan within the B.S. plan is particularly applicable to students preparing for medical or dental school or other health-related professions. The B.A. in Biological Sciences is designed primarily for students interested in teaching biology at the middle or high school level. In addition to the required core courses for the B.A. in Biological Sciences, students in the Teacher Certification sub-plan must complete courses offered in the College of Education and must have dual advisement in both the subject field (biological sciences) and education. Students who are seeking teaching certification will follow the degree plan and certification.
Biological Science B.A. Specialization for Teacher Certification
In addition to the required core courses for the B.A. in Biological Sciences, students in the Teacher Certification sub-plan must complete courses offered in the College of Education and must have dual advisement in both the subject field (biological sciences) and education. Students who are seeking teaching certification will follow the degree plan and certification.
Biological Science B.S.
The Bachelor of Science curriculum in biology prepares students for professional and technical careers in the biomedical, biotechnical and environmental fields. This program also provides a course of study for students who want to pursue medical and dental careers or graduate study in biology. We offer five specialization areas are available to students pursuing the B.S. degree in Biological Science.
- Biology, BS Cellular/Molecular/Biotechnology Specialization
- Biology, BS Ecology/Microbiology/Aquatic/Marine Specialization
- Biology, BS Forensic Specialization
- Biology, BS Physiology/Pre-Health Specialization
- Biology, BS Plant Specialization
Biological Sciences M.S.
The graduate plan in Biological Sciences leads to the master of science (MS) degree. Applicants for candidacy should have a bachelor's degree in Biology, although applicants with other degrees may apply if their degrees or preparation include a significant number of plan core courses in the Biological Sciences, as well as appropriate chemistry, physics and mathematics courses. The biological sciences program prepares students for careers in the fields of biomedical research, biotechnology, medicine and health, and environmental sciences. Students who earn a master of science may also pursue further professional training in medical, dental, or Ph.D. programs.
Doctor of Chiropractic Master's of Science in Biology D.C./M.S
The Texas Chiropractic College (TCC) and UHCL have established a Cooperative Doctor of Chiropractic Masters of Science in Biology Degree Program. Students meeting the requirements (see below) may apply to enter the cooperative D.C./M.S. program. This program provides students with the opportunity to earn a clinical doctorate degree while gaining theoretical knowledge and practical experience in the biological sciences. Students wishing to participate in this cooperative program must be accepted into both the TCC D.C. program and the graduate program in Biological Sciences at UHCL. Upon completion of the cooperative program the degrees of Doctor of Chiropractic and Master of Science in Biology will be conferred by the Texas Chiropractic College and UHCL, respectively.