Bachelor of Science in Biology - Biological Sciences Emphasis

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The Bachelor of Science in Biology - Biological Sciences degree has five basic components:

  1. General Education and Institutional Requirements (some may also be included in program requirements)
  2. Biology core requirements
  3. Mathematics & Physical Science requirements
  4. Additional Biology requirements
  5. Biology electives requirements
  6. Electives: college-level courses from any prefix to meet Graduation Requirements

DSU General Education & Institutional Requirements

All DSU General Education and Institutional requirements must be fulfilled. A previously earned degree may fulfill those requirements, but courses must be equivalent to DSU’s minimum General Education standards in American Institutions, English, and Mathematics.

Institutional Requirement in Computer Literacy
Computer Literacy Course(s)0-6
General Education Core Requirements
English GE Courses3-7
Information Literacy GE Course0-1
Mathematics GE course3-5
American Institutions GE course(s)3-6
Life Sciences GE course(s)3-10
Physical Sciences GE course(s)3-5
Laboratory Science GE course0-1
Fine Arts GE course3
Literature/Humanities GE course3
Social & Behavioral Sciences GE course3
Exploration GE course3-5
Two (2) Global & Cultural Perspectives Courses0-6
Biology Core Requirements
BIOL 1610
  & BIOL 1615
Principles of Biology I
   and Principles of Biology I Lab
5
BIOL 1620
  & BIOL 1625
Principles of Biology II
   and Principles of Biology II Lab
5
BIOL 3010Evolution3
BIOL 3030Principles of Genetics4
Mathematics & Physical Science Requirements
CHEM 1210
  & CHEM 1215
Principles of Chemistry I
   and Principles of Chemistry I Lab
5
CHEM 1220
  & CHEM 1225
Principles of Chemistry II
   and Principles of Chemistry II Lab
5
CHEM 2310
  & CHEM 2315
Organic Chemistry I
   and Organic Chemistry I Lab
5
CHEM 2320
  & CHEM 2325
Organic Chemistry II
   and Organic Chemistry II Lab
5
MATH 1210Calculus I5
Complete one (1) of the following series of courses:
PHYS 2010
  & PHYS 2015
  & PHYS 2020
  & PHYS 2025
College Physics I
   and College Physics I Lab
   and College Physics II
   and College Physics II Lab
10
or PHYS 2210
  & PHYS 2215
  & PHYS 2220
  & PHYS 2225
Physics/Scientists Engineers I
   and Physics/Scientists Engineers Lab
   and Physics/Scientists EngineersII
   and Physics/Scientists Engineers II Lab
Additional Biology Requirements
BIOL 3040
  & BIOL 3045
General Ecology
   and General Ecology Lab
4
BIOL 3150
  & BIOL 3155
Biostatistics and the Scientific Method
   and Biostatistics and the Scientific Method Lab
3
Complete one (1) of the following sets of courses:
BIOL 3450
  & BIOL 3455
General Microbiology
   and General Microbiology Lab
4
BIOL 3550
  & BIOL 3555
Eukaryotic Cell Biology
   and Eukaryotic Cell Biology Lab
4
Complete one (1) of the following series of courses:
BIOL 4500
  & BIOL 4505
Comparative Vertebrate Physiology
   and Comparative Vertebrate Physiology Lab
4
BIOL 4600
  & BIOL 4605
Plant Physiology
   and Plant Physiology Lab
4
Complete one (1) of the following sets of courses:
BIOL 3200
  & BIOL 3205
Invertebrate Zoology
   and Invertebrate Zoology Lab
4
BIOL 4230
  & BIOL 4235
General Parasitology
   and General Parasitology Lab
4
BIOL 4240Virology3
BIOL 4260
  & BIOL 4265
Herpetology
   and Herpetology Lab
3
BIOL 4270
  & BIOL 4275
Ichthyology
   and Ichthyology Lab
3
BIOL 4280Marine Biology3
BIOL 4350
  & BIOL 4355
Animal Behavior
   and Animal Behavior Lab
4
BIOL 4380
  & BIOL 4385
Ornithology
   and Ornithology Lab
3
BIOL 4411
  & BIOL 4415
Mammalogy
   and Mammalogy Lab
4
BIOL 4440
  & BIOL 4445
General Entomology
   and General Entomology Lab
4
Complete one (1) of the following seminar courses:
BIOL 4910Senior Seminar I1
BIOL 4920Senior Seminar II1
Biology Electives
Complete 12 credits from the following or from any upper-division BIOL course listed above not already used to fulfill a requirement:
BIOL 3100Bioethics3
BIOL 3110Scientific Writing2
BIOL 3140
  & BIOL 3145
Comparative Vertebrate Anatomy
   and Comparative Vertebrate Anatomy Lab
4
BIOL 3250Cancer Biology2
BIOL 3340
  & BIOL 3345
Plant Anatomy
   and Plant Anatomy Lab
4
BIOL 3360Developmental Biology3
BIOL 3460Biology of Infectious Disease3
BIOL 3470Introduction to Immunology3
BIOL 4190
  & BIOL 4195
Mammalian Histology
   and Mammalian Histology Lab
4
BIOL 4200
  & BIOL 4205
Plant Taxonomy
   and Plant Taxonomy Lab
4
BIOL 4300
  & BIOL 4305
Molecular Biology
   and Molecular Biology Laboratory
4
BIOL 4350
  & BIOL 4355
Animal Behavior
   and Animal Behavior Lab
4
BIOL 4440General Entomology3
BIOL 4460
  & BIOL 4465
Plant Ecology
   and Plant Ecology Lab
3
BIOL 4520
  & BIOL 4525
Psychobiology
   and Psychobiology Lab
4
BIOL 4810RIndependent Research I1-4
or BIOL 4820R Independent Research II
or BIOL 4830R Independent Research III
BIOL 4930RSenior Thesis1-4
CHEM 3510
  & CHEM 3515
Biochemistry I
   and Biochemistry I Lab
4
CHEM 3520
  & CHEM 3525
Biochemistry II
   and Biochemistry II Lab
4

Graduation Requirements

  1. Complete a minimum of 120 college-level credits (1000 and above).
  2. Complete at least 40 upper-division credits (3000 and above).
  3. Complete at least 30 upper-division credits at DSU for institutional residency.
  4. Cumulative GPA 2.0 or higher.
  5. Grade C or higher required (not C-) in each Program Requirement, Core Discipline Requirement, and Biology Elective Requirement course.
  6. Maximum 6 total credits of BIOL 4810R, BIOL 4820R, BIOL 4830R, and/or BIOL 4930R may be used toward Biology requirements.
 

Graduation Plan

1st Year
Fall SemesterHours
BIOL 1001FYE: Biological Sciences1
BIOL 1610
  & BIOL 1615
Principles of Biology I5
CHEM 1210
  & CHEM 1215
Principles of Chemistry I5
ENGL 1010Introduction to Writing3
LIB 1010Information Literacy1
 Term Hours15
Spring Semester
BIOL 1620
  & BIOL 1625
Principles of Biology II5
CHEM 1220
  & CHEM 1225
Principles of Chemistry II5
MATH 1210Calculus I5
 Term Hours15
2nd Year
Fall Semester
BIOL 3030Principles of Genetics4
CHEM 2310
  & CHEM 2315
Organic Chemistry I5
PHYS 2010
  & PHYS 2015
College Physics I5
Elective1
 Term Hours15
Spring Semester
BIOL 3010Evolution3
BIOL 3040
  & BIOL 3045
General Ecology4
CHEM 2320
  & CHEM 2325
Organic Chemistry II5
General Education Social & Behavioral Sciences course3
 Term Hours15
3rd Year
Fall Semester
BIOL 3150
  & BIOL 3155
Biostatistics and the Scientific Method3
BIOL 3450
  & BIOL 3455
General Microbiology4
ENGL 2010Interm Writing Selected Topics:3
General Education American Institutions course3
Elective2
 Term Hours15
Spring Semester
PHYS 2020
  & PHYS 2025
College Physics II5
BIOL organismal course / Lab4
BIOL elective / Lab4
General Education Literature / Humanities course3
 Term Hours16
4th Year
Fall Semester
BIOL 4500
  & BIOL 4505
Comparative Vertebrate Physiology4
BIOL elective3
General Education Fine Arts course3
General Education GLOCUP course3
Elective2
 Term Hours15
Spring Semester
BIOL 4920Senior Seminar II1
BIOL electives5
General Education GLOCUP course3
Electives6
 Term Hours15
Total Hour: 121