UT Dallas 2012 Undergraduate Catalog

School of Natural Sciences and Mathematics

Biology and Business Administration (B.S.)


Professors: Lee A. Bulla, Santosh D'Mello, Rockford K. Draper, Juan González, Steven R. Goodman, Donald M. Gray, Stephen D. Levene, Lawrence J. Reitzer, Li Zhang, Stephen Sprio, Michael Q. Zhang

Associate Professors: Gail A.M. Breen, John G. Burr, Jeff L. DeJong, Ernest M. Hannig, Dennis L. Miller

Assistant Professors: Tianbing Xia, Zhenyu Xuan, Hyuntae Yoo

Professor Emeritus: Hans Bremer, Claud S. Rupert

Senior Lecturers: Irina Borovkov, Mehmet Candas, Vincent P. Cirillo, Wen-ju Lin, Robert C. Marsh, David Murchison, Elizabeth Pickett, Ruben D. Ramirez, Scott A. Rippel, Ilya Sapozhnikov, Wen-Ho Yu

Bachelor of Science in Biology and Business Administration (Double Major)

Degree Requirements (140-141 semester credit hours)1

I. Core Curriculum Requirements2: 42 semester credit hours

Communication (6 semester credit hours)

3 semester credit hours Communication (RHET 1302)
3 semester credit hours Communication Elective (BCOM 3311)3

Social and Behavioral Sciences (15 semester credit hours)

6 semester credit hours Government (GOVT 2301 and GOVT 2302)
6 semester credit hours American History
3 semester credit hours Social and Behavior Sciences Elective (ECON 2301)3

Humanities and Fine Arts (6 semester credit hours)

3 semester credit hours Fine Arts (ARTS 1301)
3 semester credit hours Humanities (HUMA 1301)

Mathematics and Quantitative Reasoning (6 semester credit hours)

6 semester credit hours Calculus (MATH 2413 and MATH 2414)4

Science (9 semester credit hours)

9 semester credit hours Chemistry (CHEM 1311/1111, CHEM 1312 /1112 and CHEM 2123)

II. Major Requirements: 86 semester credit hours

Biology Major Preparatory Courses (15-17 semester credit hours beyond Core Curriculum)

CHEM 1111 General Chemistry Laboratory I
CHEM 1112 General Chemistry Laboratory II
CHEM 1311 General Chemistry I
CHEM 1312 General Chemistry II
CHEM 21235Introductory Organic Chemistry Laboratory I
CHEM 21255 Introductory Organic Chemistry Laboratory II
CHEM 23235 Introductory Organic Chemistry I
CHEM 23255 Introductory Organic Chemistry II
MATH 2413 Differential Calculus and MATH 2414 Integral Calculus4, 6
PHYS 2325 and PHYS 2125 Mechanics with Laboratory
PHYS 2326 and PHYS 2126 Electromagnetism and Waves with Laboratory

Biology Major Core Courses (29 semester credit hours)

BIOL 21115 Introduction to Modern Biology Workshop I
BIOL 21125Introduction to Modern Biology Workshop II
BIOL 22815 Introductory Biology Laboratory
BIOL 23115 Introduction to Modern Biology I
BIOL 23125 Introduction to Modern Biology II
BIOL 3101 Classical and Molecular Genetics Workshop
BIOL 3102 Eukaryotic Molecular and Cell Biology Workshop
BIOL 3161 Biochemistry Workshop I
BIOL 3162 Biochemistry Workshop II
BIOL 3301 Classical and Molecular Genetics
BIOL 3302 Eukaryotic Molecular and Cell Biology
BIOL 3361 Biochemistry I
BIOL 3362 Biochemistry II
or BIOL 3335 Microbial Physiology
BIOL 3380 Biochemistry Laboratory

Business Administration Major Preparatory Courses (15 semester credit hours beyond Core Curriculum)

ACCT 23015 Introductory Financial Accounting
ACCT 23025 Introductory Management Accounting
BLAW 23015 Business and Public Law
ECON 23015 Principles of Macroeconomics3
ECON 23025 Principles of Microeconomics
MATH 23335Matrices, Vectors and Their Application
or OPRE 3333 Quantitative Business Analysis

Business Administration Core Courses (27 semester credit hours)

BCOM 3311 Business Communications3
BCOM 4350 Advanced Business Communications
FIN 3320 Business Finance
MIS 3300 Introduction to Management Information Systems
OPRE 3310 Operations Management
OBHR 3310 Organizational Behavior
MKT 3300 Principles of Marketing
BPS 4305 Strategic Management
IMS 3310 International Business
STAT 3360 Probability and Statistics for Management and Economics
or STAT 3332 Statistics for Life Sciences
or OPRE 3360 Managerial Decision Making under Uncertainty

III. Elective Requirements: 12 semester credit hours

Advanced Electives

All students are required to take at least six semester credit hours of advanced electives outside their major field of study. These must be either upper-division classes or lower-division classes that have prerequisites. These may be satisfied with CHEM 2323 and 2325, counted under Major Preparatory Courses.

Guided Electives (12 semester credit hours)

Business (9 semester credit hours): To be selected from any upper-level JSOM courses. If qualified, the student may select from JSOM graduate courses.

Biology (3 semester credit hours): BIOL 4380 Cell and Molecular Biology Laboratory must be taken for the Biology elective.

  1. Degree is 141 semester credit hours if students are required to take NATS 1101.
  2. Curriculum Requirements can be fulfilled by other approved courses from accredited institutions of higher education. The courses listed in parentheses are recommended as the most efficient way to satisfy both Core Curriculum and Major requirements at UT Dallas.
  3. A required Major course that also fulfills a Core Curriculum requirement. Semester credit hours are counted in Core Curriculum.
  4. Six semester credit hours of Calculus are counted under Mathematics Core, and 2 semester credit hours of Calculus are counted as Major Preparatory Courses.
  5. Indicates a prerequisite class to be completed before enrolling for upper-division classes.
  6. Students may substitute MATH 2413 and MATH 2414 by taking MATH 2417 and MATH 2419.
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