A Bachelor of Science in Biology prepares graduates to become employees for the science-based industries, medical fields, and agencies that use modern technology or to teach Biology and a selected minor at the secondary level. Students in this major must choose from Integrative Biology Specialization or Biology Education Specialization.
The Integrative Biology Specialization 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. 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.
The Biology Education Specialization follows the guidelines of the National Science Teachers Association that a biology core and supporting science, computer and Mathematics courses. Students in this major will have an education technology endorsement.
Learning Outcomes: Biology Education
Learning Outcomes: Integrated Biology
Plan of Study: Biology Education
Plan of Study: Integrated Biology