With a Biology degree from the University of Sioux Falls, you will be prepared for graduate study in biology; professional programs in medicine, dentistry and veterinary medicine; teaching; or other lab-based science careers immediately following graduation.

In addition to meeting the liberal arts core requirements of the University, you must take at least 32 semester hours of study in biology, along with supporting courses in chemistry, physics and mathematics. 

REQUIRED MAJOR CORE

Complete the following courses.

  • - General Biology (4 s.h.)
  • - General Botany (4 s.h.)
  • - General Zoology (4 s.h.)
  • - Genetics (4 s.h.)
  • - General Chemistry I (4 s.h.) or
    • - Introduction to Chemistry (4 s.h.)
  • - General Chemistry II (4 s.h.) or
    • - Intro to Organic & Biochemistry (4 s.h.)
  • - Introductory College Physics (4 s.h.) or
    • - University Physics (4 s.h.)
  • - Introductory College Physics (4 s.h.) or
    • - University Physics (4 s.h.)

COLLOQUIUM

Complete four semesters of Colloquium during the junior and senior years; one presentation each year.

  • - Science Colloquium (0-1 s.h.)

ELECTIVE(S) IN MAJOR

Complete 16 s.h. of Biology electives (300 level or higher).

  • - Biomedical Research and Clinical Literature Review (0-1 s.h.)
  • - Biology of Microorganisms (4 s.h.)
  • - Cell Biology (4 s.h.)
  • - Human Anatomy (4 s.h.)
  • - Human Physiology (4 s.h.)
  • - Ecology (4 s.h.)
  • - Immunology (4 s.h.)
  • - Histology (4 s.h.)
  • - Developmental Biology (4 s.h.)
  • - Advanced Topics/Biology **Designated Honors Course** (2-4 s.h.)
  • - Independent Study (1-4 s.h.)
  • - Independent Study (0-4 s.h.)

Complete one elective course from either Mathematics or Computer Science beyond the Liberal Arts Core requirements.

  • - Calculus for Applications (3 s.h.)
  • - Finite Math (3 s.h.)
  • - Calculus I (4 s.h.)
  • - Calculus II (4 s.h.)
  • - Introduction to Data Science (3 s.h.)
  • - Math for Elementary Teachers I (4 s.h.)
  • - Math for Elementary Teachers II (4 s.h.)
  • - Statistics (3 s.h.)
  • - Numerical Methods (3 s.h.)
  • - Probability and Statistics (3 s.h.)
  • - Foundations of Geometry (3 s.h.)
  • - Linear Algebra (3 s.h.)
  • - Abstract Algebra (3 s.h.)
  • - Logic and Discrete Mathematics (3 s.h.)
  • - Mathematical Foundations for Data Analysis (3 s.h.)
  • - Calculus III (4 s.h.)
  • - Differential Equations (3 s.h.)
  • - Introduction to Real Analysis (3 s.h.)
  • - Truth and Beauty: Topics in the Philosophy of Mathematics **Designated Honors Course** (3 s.h.)
  • - Special Topics in Mathematics (1-4 s.h.)
  • - Independent Study (1-3 s.h.)
  • - Intro to Computer Science I (3 s.h.)
  • - Intro to Computer Science II (3 s.h.)
  • - Web Programming (3 s.h.)
  • - Numerical Methods (3 s.h.)
  • - Introduction to Networking (3 s.h.)
  • - Introduction to Machine Learning (3 s.h.)
  • - Logic and Discrete Mathematics (3 s.h.)
  • - Introduction to Data Mining (3 s.h.)
  • - Information Systems Analysis (3 s.h.)
  • - Organization of Programming Languages (3 s.h.)
  • - Database Management Systems (3 s.h.)
  • - Computer Organization & Digital Logic (4 s.h.)
  • - Operating Systems (3 s.h.)
  • - Algorithms (3 s.h.)
  • - Special Topics in Computer Application (3 s.h.)
  • - Internship (2-4 s.h.)

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