Health Professions Cooperative Degree

Contact Information for Biology

Jim Nichols, Advisor for Biology Track

ACU Box 27868

Abilene, Texas 79699-7868

Foster Science Building, Room 477

 

Phone: 325-674-2188

Fax: 325-674-2009

Email: nicholsj@acu.edu

Web: www.acu.edu/biology

Contact Information for Biochemistry

Kim Pamplin, Advisor for Biochemistry Track

ACU Box 28132

Abilene, Texas 79699-8132

Foster Science Building, Room 256

 

Phone: 325-674-2176

Fax: 325-674-6988

Email: pamplink@acu.edu

Web: www.acu.edu/chemistry



 

Introduction

The Department of Biology and the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry offer the BS degree in cooperation with some professional schools. In this program a bachelor’s degree is awarded to certain qualified students who have satisfactorily completed three years of prescribed work at ACU (a minimum of 104 hours) plus one year at a recognized professional school. Students in the cooperative degree program are advised by the advisors for health professions as well as a departmental advisor in either the Department of Biology or the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry. Two tracks are available for students pursuing this program: a biology track and a biochemistry track.

 

BS: HEALTH PROFESSIONS COOPERATIVE DEGREE PLAN (HPCO)

BIOLOGY AND BIOCHEMISTRY TRACKS

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UNIVERSITY CORE
Bible

     BIBL 101 Life and Teachings of Jesus ....................................................................

     BIBL 102 Acts-Revelation .....................................................................................

     BIBL 211 Message of the Old Testament ................................................................

     BIBL 212 Christianity in Culture ............................................................................

3

3

3

3

English

     ENGL 111 Composition and Rhetoric .....................................................................

     Literature ...........................................................................................................

3

3

Speech

     COMS 111 Fundamentals of Communication ..........................................................

3

History
     HIST 100-299 ..................................................................................................

3

Science
     CHEM 133 General Chemistry I (Biology Track) or

          BIOL 112 General Biology I (Biochemistry Track) ..............................................

     PHYS 110 General Physics ...................................................................................

 

3

3

Mathematics*
     MATH 124 Precalculus II or MATH 185 Calculus I ....................................................3
Exercise Science
     EXSC 100 + 3 activities .......................................................................................4
University Seminar
     UNIV 100 ...........................................................................................................1
TOTAL UNIVERSITY CORE ......................................................................................38

*Calculus is required for students in pre-medicine and
pre-veterinary medicine and is recommended for pre-dentistry students.

BS DEGREE CORE
English
     ENGL 112 Composition and Literature .....................................................................3
Social Sciences/Humanities

     Choose from: anthropology, economics (also AGRB 261), geography, history,

          philosophy, political science, psychology (also EDUC 221), sociology

          (maximum one course per area) .....................................................................

 

 

9

Fine Arts
     Choose one: ART 101, MUSM 230, THEA 220 or THEA 250 ......................................3
TOTAL BS CORE .....................................................................................................15
CHOOSE ONE OF THE FOLLOWING TRACKS: BIOLOGY OR BIOCHEMISTRY
MAJOR AND SUPPLEMENT REQUIREMENTS – BIOLOGY TRACK (BIOL)
Biology

     BIOL 112/114 General Biology I Lecture/Lab .........................................................

     BIOL 113/115 General Biology II Lecture/Lab ........................................................

     BIOL 221/223 Animal Biology Lecture/Lab or

          BIOL 222/224 Plant Biology Lecture/Lab ...........................................................

     BIOL 312 Cell Biology ..........................................................................................
     Advanced Biology ...............................................................................................

4

4

 

4

3

8

Chemistry

     CHEM 131 General Chemistry I Lab ......................................................................

     CHEM 132/134 General Chemistry II Lecture/Lab ...................................................

     CHEM 221/223 Organic Chemistry I Lecture/Lab ....................................................

     CHEM 322/324 Organic Chemistry II Lecture/Lab ...................................................

     Advanced Chemistry ............................................................................................

1

4

4

4

3

Physics

     PHYS 111 General Physics I Lab ...........................................................................

     PHYS 112/113 General Physics II Lecture/Lab ........................................................

1

4

Literature ..............................................................................................................3
TOTAL ....................................................................................................................47
MAJOR AND SUPPLEMENT REQUIREMENTS – BIOCHEMISTRY TRACK (BIOC)
Chemistry

     CHEM 131/133 General Chemistry I Lecture/Lab ....................................................

     CHEM 132/134 General Chemistry II Lecture/Lab ...................................................

     CHEM 221/223 Organic Chemistry I Lecture/Lab ....................................................

     CHEM 322/324 Organic Chemistry II Lecture/Lab ...................................................

     CHEM 453 Biochemistry I .....................................................................................

     CHEM 454 Biochemistry II ...................................................................................

4

4

4

4

3

3

Biology

     BIOL 114 General Biology I Lab ............................................................................

     BIOL 113/115 General Biology II Lecture/Lab ........................................................

     BIOL 312 Cell Biology ..........................................................................................

     Advanced Biology ...............................................................................................

1

4

3

9

Physics

     PHYS 111 General Physics I Lab ...........................................................................

     PHYS 112/113 General Physics II Lecture/Lab ........................................................

1

4

Literature ..............................................................................................................3
TOTAL ....................................................................................................................47
ELECTIVES

     General electives (may include deficiency). Courses in psychology, sociology, economics,
     and government are recommended. Pre-veterinary students should take courses in animal
     science and nutrition and 6 hours of political science.

     Minimum ............................................................................................................4
PROFESSIONAL SCHOOL REQUIREMENT

ACU awards the bachelor’s degree to certain qualified students who have satisfactorily 
completed three years of prescribed work at ACU (a minimum of 104 hours) plus one year
at a recognized professional school. Students in the cooperative degree program are advised
by the advisors for health professions and an advisor in the Department of Biology or the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry.

OTHER GRADUATION REQUIREMENTS

     Minimum GPA in major ........................................................................................

     Minimum GPA for graduation ................................................................................

     Minimum total hours ............................................................................................

2.00

2.00

128

Courses numbered 0** do not count in minimum hours required for degree.



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