Bachelor of Science in Biology - Biomedical Emphasis

The Bachelor of Science in Biology - Biomedical Emphasis degree has seven 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. Social & Behavioral Sciences requirements
  6. Biology electives requirements
  7. 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 Literacy0-6
General Education Core Requirements
English3-7
Information Literacy0-1
Mathematics3-5
American Institutions3-6
Life Sciences 3-10
Physical Sciences3-5
Laboratory Science0-1
Fine Arts3
Literature/Humanities3
Social & Behavioral Sciences3
Exploration 3-5
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
CHEM 3510Biochemistry I3
MATH 1210Calculus I4
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 2320
BIOL 2325
Human Anatomy
and Human Anatomy Lab
5
BIOL 2420
BIOL 2425
Human Physiology
and Human Physiology Lab
4
or BIOL 4500
BIOL 4505
Comparative Vertebrate Physiology
and Comparative Vertebrate Physiology Lab
BIOL 3150
BIOL 3155
Biostatistics and the Scientific Method
and Biostatistics and the Scientific Method Lab
3
BIOL 3450
BIOL 3455
General Microbiology
and General Microbiology Lab
4
or BIOL 3550
BIOL 3555
Eukaryotic Cell Biology
and Eukaryotic Cell Biology Lab
BIOL 40401
BIOL 4910Senior Seminar I1
or BIOL 4920 Senior Seminar II
Social & Behavioral Sciences
PSY 3400Psychology of Abnormal Behavior3
PSY 3460Health Psychology3
PSY 3710Behavioral Neuroscience3
Biology Electives
Complete 12 credits from the following or from any upper-division BIOL course listed above not already used to fulfill a requirement. At least 4 credits must have a BIOL prefix.
BIOL 3000RRural Health Scholars1
BIOL 3040
BIOL 3045
General Ecology
and General Ecology Lab
4
BIOL 3100Bioethics3
BIOL 3110Scientific Writing2
BIOL 3140
BIOL 3145
Comparative Vertebrate Anatomy
and Comparative Vertebrate Anatomy Lab
4
BIOL 3200
BIOL 3205
Invertebrate Zoology
and Invertebrate Zoology Lab
4
BIOL 3230RCadaver Practicum2
BIOL 3250Cancer Biology2
BIOL 3360Developmental Biology3
BIOL 3460Biology of Infectious Disease3
BIOL 3470Introduction to Immunology3
BIOL 4190
BIOL 4195
Mammalian Histology
and Mammalian Histology Lab
4
BIOL 4230
BIOL 4235
General Parasitology
and General Parasitology Lab
4
BIOL 4440General Entomology3
BIOL 4520
BIOL 4525
Psychobiology
and Psychobiology Lab
4
BIOL 4930RSenior Thesis1-4
PSY 3040Psychology of Gender3
PSY 3200Development in Infancy & Childhood3
PSY 3220Adolescence and Emerging Adulthood3
PSY 3230Adult Development & Aging3
PSY 3400Psychology of Abnormal Behavior3
PSY 3410Social Psychology3
PSY 3420Psy of Culture & Diversity3
PSY 3440Child & Family Mental Health3
PSY 3450Intro to Child Life Theory & Practice3
PSY 3460Health Psychology3
PSY 3720Psychopharmacology3
PSY 4130Interpersonal Neuroscience3
PSY 4140Cognitive Neuroscience3
PSY 4145Cognitive Neuroscience of Attention3
PSY 4150Sensation & Perception3
PSY 4440Addiction3
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

Plan of Study Grid
1st Year
Fall SemesterHours
BIOL 1001 FYE: Biological Sciences 1
BIOL 1610
BIOL 1615
Principles of Biology I
and Principles of Biology I Lab meets General Education (Life Sciences and Lab Science)
5
CHEM 1210
CHEM 1215
Principles of Chemistry I
and Principles of Chemistry I Lab meets General Education (Physical Sciences)
5
ENGL 1010 Introduction to Writing 3
LIB 1010 Information Literacy 1
 Hours15
Spring Semester
BIOL 1620
BIOL 1625
Principles of Biology II
and Principles of Biology II Lab
5
CHEM 1220
CHEM 1225
Principles of Chemistry II
and Principles of Chemistry II Lab
5
MATH 1210 Calculus I meets General Education (Mathematics) 4
General Elective 1
 Hours15
2nd Year
Fall Semester
BIOL 3030 Principles of Genetics 4
BIOL 4040 1
CHEM 2310
CHEM 2315
Organic Chemistry I
and Organic Chemistry I Lab
5
PHYS 2010
PHYS 2015
College Physics I meets General Education (Exploration)
or Physics/Scientists Engineers I and Physics/Scientists Engineers Lab
5
 Hours15
Spring Semester
BIOL 3010 Evolution 3
CHEM 2320
CHEM 2325
Organic Chemistry II
and Organic Chemistry II Lab
5
ENGL 2010 Interm Writing Selected Topics: 3
PSY 1010 General Psychology meets General Education (Social & Behavioral Sciences) 3
Biology Elective 1
 Hours15
3rd Year
Fall Semester
BIOL 3110 Scientific Writing 2
BIOL 3150
BIOL 3155
Biostatistics and the Scientific Method
and Biostatistics and the Scientific Method Lab
3
BIOL 3450
BIOL 3455
General Microbiology
or Eukaryotic Cell Biology and Eukaryotic Cell Biology Lab
4
General Education (American Institutions) 3
General Education (Fine Arts / GLOCUP) 3
 Hours15
Spring Semester
BIOL 2320
BIOL 2325
Human Anatomy
and Human Anatomy Lab
5
PHYS 2020
PHYS 2025
College Physics II
or College Physics II and Physics/Scientists Engineers II Lab
5
PSY 3400 Psychology of Abnormal Behavior 3
Biology Elective 2
 Hours15
4th Year
Fall Semester
BIOL 2420
BIOL 2425
Human Physiology
or Comparative Vertebrate Physiology and Comparative Vertebrate Physiology Lab
4
CHEM 3510 Biochemistry I 3
PSY 3460 Health Psychology 3
BIOL Electives 5
 Hours15
Spring Semester
BIOL 4920 Senior Seminar II 1
PSY 3710 Behavioral Neuroscience 3
BIOL Electives 2
General Education Literature / Humanities GLOCUP 3
General Electives 6
 Hours15
 Total Hours120