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 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
CHEM 3510Biochemistry I3
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 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 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

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
CHEM 2320
  & CHEM 2325
Organic Chemistry II5
PSY 1010General Psychology3
Biology elective1
General Education Fine Arts [GLOCUP] course3
 Term Hours15
3rd Year
Fall Semester
BIOL 3110Scientific Writing2
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
 Term Hours15
Spring Semester
BIOL 2320
  & BIOL 2325
Human Anatomy5
PHYS 2020
  & PHYS 2025
College Physics II5
PSY 3400Psychology of Abnormal Behavior3
Biology elective2
 Term Hours15
4th Year
Fall Semester
BIOL 2420
  & BIOL 2425
Human Physiology4
CHEM 3510Biochemistry I3
PSY 3460Health Psychology3
BIOL electives5
 Term Hours15
Spring Semester
BIOL 4920Senior Seminar II1
PSY 3710Behavioral Neuroscience3
BIOL electives2
General Education Literature / Humanities [GLOCUP]3
Electives6
 Term Hours15
Total Hour: 120