2017-2018 Undergraduate Catalog


Pre-Health Professions Combination BS Degree

An exceptionally few highly qualified pre-health professions students may be accepted by the professional school after the completion of a three-year college curriculum. TCU offers the BS Combination Degree Program for these students. The student must complete a minimum of 94 semester hours, including the prescribed courses, the TCU Core Curriculum and admissions tests listed above. The last 45 hours of the 94 must be taken at TCU. The BS combination degree is awarded after successful completion of the first year of professional school. Students must declare their interest in this program (i.e., file a degree plan) prior to application to a professional school. A typical curriculum that meets all these requirements is outlined below.

Typical Combination BS Degree Program

Freshman Year

BIOL 10501Introductory Biology Lab I

1

BIOL 10503Introductory Biology I

3

BIOL 10511Introductory Biology Lab II

1

BIOL 10513Introductory Biology II

3

CHEM 10113General Chemistry I

3

CHEM 10123General Chemistry II

3

CHEM 10122General Chemistry II Laboratory

2

OR

CHEM 20123Quantitative Analysis

3

 

Writing Workshop

Other TCU CC

Total Credit Hours:30-33

Sophomore Year

BIOL 30603Cellular, Molecular, and Developmental Biology

3

CHEM 30123Organic Chemistry I

3

CHEM 30121Organic Chemistry I Laboratory

1

CHEM 30133Organic Chemistry II

3

CHEM 30143Organic Qualitative Analysis

3

PHYS 10154General Physics I with Laboratory

4

PHYS 10164General Physics II with Laboratory

4

TCU CC

Total Credit Hours:33

Aptitude test should be taken at this point

Junior Year

BIOL (7-9 hours)

TCU CC (15 hours)

Electives or Additional Requirements (6-9 hours)

Total Credit Hours:28-33