Jul 21, 2019  
2018-2019 SDSM&T Academic Catalog 
    
2018-2019 SDSM&T Academic Catalog

Applied Biological Sciences, BS


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Contact Information

Lori D. Coble, Interim Department Head
Department of Chemistry and Applied Biological Sciences
Chemical and Biological Engineering/Chemistry 3317
Office Phone: 605-394-5132
E-mail: Lori.Coble@sdsmt.edu

The Department of Chemistry and Applied Biological Sciences (CABS) offers a BS degree as well as a minor  in Applied Biological Sciences.  The name “applied” added to the degree reflects modern-day biology that uses biological understanding to develop practical solutions to real world problems. The core curriculum includes a foundation in key applied biological areas including microbiology, genetics, cellular and molecular biology, and bioinformatics, as well as coursework in chemistry, math, and physics. The opportunity to “tailor” the degree by choosing elective courses, gives students a well-rounded education in preparation for a wide variety of career prospects and employment opportunities.

For detailed information about this major or department please view the Chemistry and Applied Biological Sciences department page 

Applied Biological Sciences Curriculum/Checklist

The following curriculum shows one embodiment of a path toward the ABS degree.  The sequence of courses taken will depend on the academic preparation and career objectives of incoming students.  Students should consult with an Applied Biological Sciences advisor for a more personalized course of study based on career goals within the applied biological sciences.  It is important to note that certain courses have prerequisite requirements.  Judicious selection of electives from the approved list will allow students specialized training in an applied biological sciences area, including microbiology, molecular biology, molecular genetics, pre-professional studies, or biomedical engineering. 

Freshman Year


First Semester


Total: 16


Second Semester


Total: 15


Sophomore Year


First Semester


Total: 15 or 16


Second Semester


Total: 16


Junior Year


First Semester


Total: 13


Second Semester


Total: 15


Senior Year


First Semester


  • BIOL 490 Seminar Credits: 1 to 3
  • ABS Program Elective Credits: 9
  • Free Elective Credits: 6

Total: 16


Second Semester


  • ABS Program Elective Credits: 6 or 7
  • Free Elective Credits: 7

Total: 13 or 14


120 credits required for graduation


Curriculum Notes


*Fulfills General Education requirement. Students should consult the General Education Requirements  section of this catalog for a complete listing of all general education requirements. ABS majors should consult their advisor to tailor an individualized curriculum based on their areas of interest and academic preparedness.

Math Requirement:  11 credits (MATH 123, 125, and 321 or 381)

Physics Requirement:  7 credits (100 or 200 level PHYS courses)

Chemistry Requirement:  25 credits (CHEM 112, 112L, 114, 114L, 326, 326L, 328, 328L, 464, 464L, and 465)

Biology Requirement:  24 credits (BIOL 111, 151, 151L, 153, 153L, 331, 331L, 371, 371L, 446, 480, and 490)

ABS Program Electives:  19 credits

Free Electives:  13 credits (Note that Free Electives may include Military Science (MSL), Physical Education (PE), Music (MUS), music ensemble (MUEN) courses, as well as others.)

Total 120 credits required for the ABS B.S.

 

 

ABS Program Electives


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