What will I learn?

Biology is the study of living systems and how they function. Because the biological sciences have had and continue to have profound impact on questions of concern to human society - longevity, environmental quality, biotechnology - knowledge of the biological sciences is an essential aspect of higher education.

Biologists find employment in research laboratories, regulatory agencies, and education. Interested students should see the major area advisors.

Biology majors take a minimum of 11 courses that include the core curriculum of Functional Biology, Organismal Biology, Genetics, a biological diversity course, a physiology course, Ecology, and Evolution. At the sophomore level and above, a variety of courses in cellular and organismal biology assure a broad education in any of the regions of specialization. Additional required courses in chemistry, mathematics and physics provide a broad scientific background. A minor outside the Biology Department is required for all areas of study except for the Wildlife Biology program. The B.S. major in Biology or in Microbiology is often the choice for those seeking pre-medical and pre-dental education as the courses required for graduation fulfill all the prerequisites required for admission to medical or dental school.

In the Bachelor of Science (B.S.) degree with a major in Wildlife Biology a minimum of 9 writing intensive hours and a total of 36 advanced hours are required to graduate. If two years of the same foreign language were taken in high school, then no additional language hours will be required for the degree. In the absence of such high school language, two semesters of the same modern language must be taken at the college level.

Which department am I in?

College of Science and Engineering

Study options

Full Time (Minimum required: 127 semester credit hours)

Tuition fees
US$18,929.00 per year

*Price shown is for indicative purposes, please check with institution

Start date

26 August 2019, 21 January 2020


College of Science and Engineering

601 University Drive,

Centennial Hall #201,



78666, United States

Entry requirements

For students from United States

Applicants must have completed a high school. Students applying without this curriculum will go through our review process. 4 credits of English - Including: English I, II, III and IV; 4 credits of Math- Including: algebra I and II, geometry and advanced math courses such as pre-calculus, calculus and statistics. 4 credits of Science - Including: biology; chemistry; and two advanced sciences such as physics, environmental science, anatomy and physiology, or integrated physics and chemistry (IPC) is acceptable between biology and chemistry; 4 credits of Social Studies - Including: world or human geography, world history, U.S. history since 1877, U.S. government and economics; 2 credits of Foreign Language; 1 credit of Fine Arts; 1 credit of Physical Education.

For international students

Students must have graduation from a U.S. high school and completion three (3) full years of regular English (non-ESL) course work with a grade point average of 2.5 in those courses.

Minimum Score for Regular Admission: Total: 78 (Each Section: 19; Except Writing: 18), TOEFL PBT: Total: 550, IELTS (Overall: 6.5; Each Section: 6.0), GCE/GCSE/IGCSE: Grade of "C", WASSCE: Grade of "B3".

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About this uni

TXST boasts an idyllic location close to blackland prairies and the San Marcos River, welcoming students from across the globe to come & study there.

  • A dynamic learning environment
  • Investing over $650 million across its campuses
  • Diverse and integrated university community
  • Hosts regular, tailored events for international students