Biology - Biomedical Science Emphasis, BS

  

Program Description

This B.S. Biology emphasis is designed for students interested in graduate school and seeking a career in research or academia. Students can cater their studies in this degree in multiple areas including, molecular, biochemical, physiological, evolutionary and organismal biology. It is also the best option for students looking to apply to Veterinary school.


Program Curriculum

120 credits

DSU General Education Requirements

All DSU General Education 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.

General Education Core Requirements
English3-7
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
Biology Core Requirements
BIOL 1610
BIOL 1615
Principles of Biology I (LS)
and Principles of Biology I Lab (LAB)
5
BIOL 1620
BIOL 1625
Principles of Biology II
and Principles of Biology II Lab
5
BIOL 3010Evolution3
BIOL 3030
BIOL 2035
Principles of Genetics
and Principles of Genetics Laboratory
5
BIOL 3040General Ecology3
Mathematics & Physical Science Requirements
CHEM 1210
CHEM 1215
Principles of Chemistry I (PS)
and Principles of Chemistry I Lab (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 3510
CHEM 3515
Biochemistry I
and Biochemistry I Lab
4
MATH 1210Calculus I (MA)4
Complete one (1) of the following series of courses:
PHYS 2010
PHYS 2015
PHYS 2020
PHYS 2025
College Physics I (PS)
and College Physics I Lab (LAB)
and College Physics II
and College Physics II Lab
10
or PHYS 2210
PHYS 2215
PHYS 2220
PHYS 2225
Physics/Scientists Engineers I (PS)
and Physics/Scientists Engineers I Lab (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 3420Advanced Human Physiology3
MATH 3060Statistics for Scientists3
BIOL 3155Scientific Method and Experimental Design1
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 Seminar1
Social & Behavioral Sciences3
Complete one (1) psychology courses from among the following
Psychology of Abnormal Behavior
Health Psychology
Behavioral Neuroscience
Biology Electives
Complete 12 credits from the following recommended courses or from any upper-division BIOL course not already used to fulfill a requirement.
Advanced Utah Health Scholars Students (Prerequisite: HLOC 2000 )
Bioethics
Scientific Writing
Comparative Vertebrate Anatomy
and Comparative Vertebrate Anatomy Lab
Cadaver Practicum
Cancer Biology
Developmental Biology
Biology of Infectious Disease
Introduction to Immunology
Molecular Biology
and Molecular Biology Laboratory
General Entomology
Senior Thesis
Biochemistry I
and Biochemistry I Lab
Biochemistry II
and Biochemistry II Lab

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, and/or BIOL 4890R, and/or BIOL 4930R may be used toward Biology requirements.

Graduation Plan - MATH 1210

Plan of Study Grid
1st Year
Fall SemesterHours
SSC 1010 Trailblazer Connections 2
BIOL 1610
BIOL 1615
Principles of Biology I (LS)
and Principles of Biology I Lab (LAB) ( meets General Education (Life Sciences and Lab Science))
5
CHEM 1210
CHEM 1215
Principles of Chemistry I (PS)
and Principles of Chemistry I Lab (LAB) ( meets General Education (Physical Sciences))
5
ENGL 1010 Introduction to Writing (EN) 3
 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 (MA) 4
 Hours14
2nd Year
Fall Semester
BIOL 3030
BIOL 2035
Principles of Genetics
and Principles of Genetics Laboratory
5
CHEM 2310
CHEM 2315
Organic Chemistry I
and Organic Chemistry I Lab
5
ENGL 2010 Interm Writing Selected Topics: (EN) 3
General Education (American Institutions) 3
 Hours16
Spring Semester
BIOL 3010 Evolution 3
CHEM 2320
CHEM 2325
Organic Chemistry II
and Organic Chemistry II Lab
5
PSY 1010 General Psychology (SS, GC) ( meets General Education (Social & Behavioral Sciences)) 3
General Education (Fine Arts) 3
 Hours14
3rd Year
Fall Semester
CHEM 3510
CHEM 3515
Biochemistry I
and Biochemistry I Lab
4
PHYS 2010
PHYS 2015
College Physics I (PS)
or Physics/Scientists Engineers I (PS) and Physics/Scientists Engineers I Lab (LAB)
5
BIOL 3450
BIOL 3455
General Microbiology
or Eukaryotic Cell Biology and Eukaryotic Cell Biology Lab
4
General Education (Exploration) 3
 Hours16
Spring Semester
BIOL 2320
BIOL 2325
Human Anatomy
and Human Anatomy Lab
5
PHYS 2020
PHYS 2025
College Physics II
or Physics/Scientists EngineersII and Physics/Scientists Engineers II Lab
5
BIOL 3040 General Ecology 3
BIOL Upper Division Elective 3
 Hours16
4th Year
Fall Semester
BIOL 3420 Advanced Human Physiology 3
BIOL 3155 Scientific Method and Experimental Design 1
MATH 3060 Statistics for Scientists 3
BIOL Upper Division Electives 6
General Elective 2
 Hours15
Spring Semester
BIOL 4910 Senior Seminar 1
Psychology Requirement 3
BIOL Upper Division Electives 4
General Education (Literature/Humanities) 3
General Elective 3
 Hours14
 Total Hours120

Graduation Plan - MATH 1010

Plan of Study Grid
1st Year
Fall SemesterHours
BIOL 1610
BIOL 1615
Principles of Biology I (LS)
and Principles of Biology I Lab (LAB)
5
ENGL 1010 Introduction to Writing (EN) 3
MATH 1010 Intermediate Algebra 4
General Education (Fine Arts) 3
 Hours15
Spring Semester
ENGL 2010 Interm Writing Selected Topics: (EN) 3
BIOL 1620
BIOL 1625
Principles of Biology II
and Principles of Biology II Lab
5
MATH 1050 College Algebra / Pre-Calculus (MA) 4
PSY 1010 General Psychology (SS, GC) 3
 Hours15
2nd Year
Fall Semester
CHEM 1210
CHEM 1215
Principles of Chemistry I (PS)
and Principles of Chemistry I Lab (LAB)
5
MATH 1060 Trigonometry (MA) 3
BIOL 3030
BIOL 2035
Principles of Genetics
and Principles of Genetics Laboratory
5
 Hours13
Spring Semester
CHEM 1220
CHEM 1225
Principles of Chemistry II
and Principles of Chemistry II Lab
5
BIOL 3010 Evolution 3
MATH 1210 Calculus I (MA) 4
General Education (American Institutions) 3
 Hours15
3rd Year
Fall Semester
CHEM 2310
CHEM 2315
Organic Chemistry I
and Organic Chemistry I Lab
5
PHYS 2010
PHYS 2015
College Physics I (PS)
and College Physics I Lab (LAB)
5
BIOL 3550
BIOL 3555
Eukaryotic Cell Biology
and Eukaryotic Cell Biology Lab
4
Psychology Elective 3
 Hours17
Spring Semester
CHEM 2320
CHEM 2325
Organic Chemistry II
and Organic Chemistry II Lab
5
PHYS 2020
PHYS 2025
College Physics II
and College Physics II Lab
5
BIOL 2320
BIOL 2325
Human Anatomy
and Human Anatomy Lab
5
 Hours15
4th Year
Fall Semester
CHEM 3510
CHEM 3515
Biochemistry I
and Biochemistry I Lab
4
BIOL 3420 Advanced Human Physiology 3
Biology Upper Division Elective 4
BIOL 3040 General Ecology 3
 Hours14
Spring Semester
BIOL 4910 Senior Seminar 1
MATH 3060 Statistics for Scientists 3
BIOL 3155 Scientific Method and Experimental Design 1
Upper Division BIOL Elective 4
Upper Division BIOL Elective 4
General Education (Literature/Humanities) 3
 Hours16
 Total Hours120

Biomedical Science Program Learning Outcomes:

At the successful conclusion of this program, students will be able to:

  1. Outline the foundational concepts of biology including cellular, organismic, ecological, and evolutionary biology.
  2. Evaluate hypotheses, design research, test hypotheses, conduct data analysis, and draw conclusions on biology related problems.
  3. Integrate knowledge of scientific literacy in oral and written assignments when communicating biological topics.
  4. Evaluate information to discriminate between science and non-science.
  5. Develop an understanding of why science is an integral activity for addressing social and environmental problems.