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Preparation + opportunity = success

That's the DSU equation. We're a four-year university with nationally recognized programs, cutting-edge facilities, and the brightest thinkers. But we're also a tight-knit, inclusive community. Small class sizes mean hands-on training and individualized attention. All this with an affordable, public school price that's among the best values in the region.

Majors & Degrees

Analytical Science (BS)

Prepare for the science and data of tomorrow

From cutting-edge scientific and technological research to the latest advances in medicine, science and computer science are central to many fields. Our Analytical Science degree program allows you to combine your interests in the biological, physical, and computer sciences to create an exciting and highly marketable degree.

Study science principles and practices and solve scientific problems using modern analytical and computational methods. Utilize your knowledge of these methods to study complex processes at the planetary, cellular, molecular, and atomic levels. Conduct real-world scientific and computational research with your professors, as early as your freshman year. Present research findings at local, regional, and national conferences. 

The Analytical Science program is very flexible, so you can build your degree your way! If desired, you can even earn a double major in science and computer science by completing as few as five additional classes. 

An industry built for you

Prepare yourself to land your dream job as a programmer, data scientist, research technician, biologist, or physicist. If you'd like, you can also begin the steps to pursue an advanced degree in science, medicine, computer science, or data science. 

Learning outcomes

Upon completion of the BS degree in Physical Science, students will:

  • Have basic knowledge of the principles and practices used in the biological, physical, and computational sciences
  • Be proficient in the application of modern analytical and computational methods to the solution of real-world scientific problems
  • Be able to effectively communicate new knowledge and research findings to a wide range of audiences


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