Feb 06, 2023  
NSU Catalog 2022-2023 
    
NSU Catalog 2022-2023

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Biology (BS)

Location(s): Northern State University Campus



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Student Learning Outcomes

  • Biology students demonstrate the ability to design, understand and discuss scientific data. (Cross-curricular Skill: Inquiry and Analysis)
  • Biology students can effectively communicate scientific results orally and in writing using methods related to science. (Cross-curricular Skill: Critical and Creative Thinking)
  • Biology students can identify appropriate scientific sources and analyze and interpret data. (Cross-curricular Skill: Information Literacy)
  • Biology students will demonstrate the ability to work as a team while completing research/project related endeavors. (Cross-curricular Skill: Teamwork)
  • Biology students will demonstrate the ability to design and conduct scientific research. (Cross-curricular Skill: Problem solving)
  • Biology students will establish skills in core disciplines of biology, including the cellular basis of life sciences and taxonomy of plants and animals.

Coursework Required


Choose one course (1 credit)


Choose two lecture/lab courses (8 credits)


Biology Electives (12 credits)


Total: 55 credits


General Education Requirements


Baccalaureate degrees - 30 credits

Associate degrees - 24 credits

Goal #1: Written Communication (6 credits Baccalaureate/Associate)


Student enrollment in the initial English course is determined by the Board of Regents placement policy found in the Academic Affairs Guideline 7.6.B.

Goal #2: Oral Communication (3 credits Baccalaureate/Associate)


Goal #4: Arts and Humanities (6 credits Baccalaureate [in two disciplines]/3 credits Associate)


Baccalaureate - Six (6) credits hours (in two disciplines).

Goal #5: Mathematics (3 credits Baccalaureate/Associate)


Student enrollment in the initial Mathematics course is determined by the Board of Regents placement policy found in the Academic Affairs Guidelines 7.6.A.

Goal #6: Natural Sciences (6 credits Baccalaureate/3 Credits Associate)


Associate Degree Flexibility (3 credits)


Students have the flexibility to select an additional three credits from Goal #3, #4, or #6 with courses selected from different disciplinary prefixes.

Degree Requirements (BS) - 9 credits


Human Values (3 credits)


Additional Course (3 credits)


  • Course with MATH prefix above the level of College Algebra* OR
  • Third course in Natural Sciences OR
  • 3 credits
  • NOTE: MATH 103 , MATH 104 , and MATH 115  are considered to be at the same level as College Algebra and therefore may not be used to satisfy this requirement.

TOTAL CREDITS REQUIRED: 120 CREDITS


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