Feb 26, 2021  
Undergraduate Catalog 2020-2021 
Undergraduate Catalog 2020-2021

Biology, B.S.

Students majoring in this program will be prepared to become employees for the science-based industries, medical fields, and agencies that use modern technology. This program provides an excellent background in computer science/information systems technology as well as a solid foundation in biology, supporting sciences, and mathematics. The graduates of this program will be capable of problem solving and developing marketing strategies for products of research and service in the science-based information industries, such as the biotechnology industry where a background in science and technology, is increasingly necessary. This program also provides an excellent foundation for persons wishing to pursue a specialized professional career such as medicine, dentistry, etc. or to obtain advanced education in the health fields or biological science.

Note:  DSU has an articulation agreement with SDSU for students who have completed a bachelor's degree in Biology who wish to apply to the accelerated nursing program at SDSU and obtain a Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) degree. 

Learning Outcomes

Plan of Study


System-wide General Education Requirement (30 Credits)

Majors must take BIOL 151 /151L and BIOL 153 /153L as part of the System-wide General Education Requirement.

Choose one of the following emphases: (19 Credits)

Integrative Biology Emphasis

Molecular Biology Emphasis

Math and Science Core Support Courses (23 Credits)

Note: Students planning to pursue a career in medicine or health professions are encouraged to take CHEM 326, CHEM 460, CHEM 492, MATH 125 or MATH 201, PHYS 211 and PHYS 213.

Social Science Course (3 Credits)

Select a course from the Social Science course listing with prefix ANTH, HIST or SOC that is not already being used to satisfy general education requirements.

Electives (9 Credits)

Two of these electives will have been met upon completion of BIOL 151 /151L and BIOL 153 /153L as part of the system general education requirement.