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Abilene Christian University    
2017-2018 Catalog 
  Jan 19, 2018
2017-2018 Catalog

Health Professions Cooperative, Biology, BS (HPCO-BIOL)

University Requirements

Please see the University Requirements  section of this catalog. HPCO degree plans only require 12 hours of Bible and 53 hours of university core.

Major and Supplement Requirements - Biology Track (BIOL)




  • MATH 124 - Precalculus II Credit Hours: 3 **
  • or

  • MATH 185 - Calculus I Credit Hours: 3 **

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

  • **Hours may also fulfill university requirements and are not included in total major hours

Total: 47 Credit Hours


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 Credit Hours

Total Major Hours (Biology Track): 51

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: 2.00
Minimum GPA for graduation: 2.00
Minimum total hours (Biology Track): 104

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