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2023-2024 Academic Catalog 
    
2023-2024 Academic Catalog

Biology, BS


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Contact Information

S. Elizabeth Rácz, PhD MPH
Biology Program Coordinator, Senior Lecturer
Department of Chemistry, Biology and Health Sciences
Chemical and Biological Engineering/Chemistry 3316
Office Phone:  (605) 394-2260
Email: Sara.Racz@sdsmt.edu

Department Website

Students are responsible for checking with their advisors for any program modifications that may occur after the publication of this catalog.

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Curriculum Checklist


Freshman Year


Total: 16

Second Semester


Total: 15

Sophomore Year


First Semester


Total: 15 to 16

Second Semester


Total: 15 to 16

Junior Year


First Semester


Total: 16

Second Semester


Total: 15

Senior Year


First Semester


  • Program Approved Electives Credits: 10
  • Free Elective Credits: 4
Total: 14

Second Semester


  • Credits: 1 to 3 3
  • Program Approved Electives Credits: 6
  • Free Elective Credits: 6
Total: 13

Total credits: 120


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.

The Physics requirement must include two lectures and at least one lab, for a total of seven credits. Courses must be selected from: (PHYS 111 PHYS 111L PHYS 113 PHYS 113L ) or (PHYS 207 PHYS 207L PHYS 209 PHYS 209L ) or (PHYS 211/211L PHYS 213/213L ).

Only one credit required for major.

Program Approved Electives:


Select 19 credits from the list below:

Objectives and Outcomes


Program Learning Outcomes:

  1. Graduates will understand Biology based on principles of basic sciences and mathematics, preparing them for professional careers and graduate or professional school.
  2. Graduates will acquire laboratory and data analysis skills required for careers in biology, graduate or professional school through laboratory courses and independent research experiences.
  3. Graduates will communicate effectively and professionally through written and oral means on aspects of biology.
  4. Graduates will master problem-solving skills in biology.

Student Learning Outcomes:

  1. Graduates will demonstrate understanding of mathematics and basic sciences, including chemistry and physics.
  2. Graduates will demonstrate understanding of principles of biology.
  3. Graduates will demonstrate laboratory and data analysis skills commensurate with entry-level positions in graduate and professional schools.
  4. Graduates can give effective oral presentations on an aspect of biology learned from coursework, the literature, or laboratory research.
  5. Graduates can compose effective written presentations on an aspect of applied biological sciences learned from coursework, the literature, or laboratory research.
  6. Graduates will demonstrate mastery of problem-solving skills in biology.
  7. Graduates will demonstrate the ability to integrate problem-solving skills into research-related problems.

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