Biology (BS)


Our Biology major (offered on campus) combines traditional biology with a background in computer science and information systems. It provides a solid preparation for anyone wishing to pursue a professional career in healthcare or go to grad school. At the same time, it will introduce you to the technologies that are shaping modern science-based industries. The technical skills you'll develop will help you get a job in science-based industries, medical fields, and agencies that focus on research or data analysis.

Benefits of studying biology at DSU

As a biology undergraduate, you'll be able to take part in real research opportunities. Students who want to focus on technological research can take part in DSU’s Center of Excellence in Computer Information Systems or other undergrad research opportunities.

Integrated technology

You’ll learn to use digital imaging, instrumentation for data acquisition, environmental monitoring, and computer simulations of cellular and physiological processes and ecological systems. You can even couple our biology major with other technical disciplines to give you a unique edge in the job market.

Possible job titles

  • Medical Researcher
  • Laboratory Scientist
  • Health Professional*
  • Physical or Occupational Therapist*
  • Wildlife Biologist

*Careers after completing a graduate program

Next steps

See what classes you’ll be taking with our plan of study.

Schedule a campus visit to meet biology professors and students in the department and see the campus.

You can always contact us with any questions—or just to talk about what is possible.