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Curriculum in General Biology

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II 4 01-101 English Composition I 3 01-102 English Composition II 3   Social Science 3 25-122 Trigonometry 3 23-191 University Seminar I 1 23-192 University Seminar II 1       23-194 Intro. to Biology Professions 1               Total Credits 15   Total Credits 16 Sophomore Fall Semester Sophomore Spring Semester Course Course Name Cr Course Course Name Cr 23-215 Cell Biology 4 23-210 Genetics 4 24-301 Organic Chemistry I 4 24-302 Organic Chemistry II 4 16-100 Fitness and Wellness 2   Literature 3   Statistics 3   History 3 01-200 Speech 3 23-299 Soph. Seminar – Sci. Literature 1               Total Credits 16   Total Credits 15 Junior Fall Semester Junior Spring Semester Course Course Name Cr Course Course Name Cr 23-310 Molecular Biology 4 24-403 Biochemistry OR   23-205 Ecology 4 23-422 Biochemical Mechanisms 4 23-xxx Biology Elective 4 31-395 Global Societies 3 26-111 Introduction to Physics I 4 26-112 Introduction to Physics II 4       23-399 Junior Seminar-Sci. Writing* 1       23-xxx Biology Elective 4               Total Credits 16   Total Credits 16 Senior Fall Semester Senior Spring Semester Course Course Name Cr Course Course Name Cr   Arts and Humanities 3   Arts and Humanities 3 23-xxx Biology Elective 4 23-xxx Biology Elective 4 23-xxx Biology Elective 4   Open Elective 3-4 23-301 Problems in Biology OR     Open Elective 3-4 23-451 Senior Research (Capstone I)** 2 23-499 Senior Seminar (Capstone II)** 1               Total Credits 13   Total Credits 14-16 Total Credits: 121-123 ** Senior Capstone *   Writing Intensive Course(s) BIOLOGY ELECTIVES: Students must not take less than 18 credits of Biology courses from the course elective list below. These are the only ones that can satisfy the Biology elective requirement for this track.  Substitutions can be requested, under special circumstances, but written approval of advisor and Chair is needed. The Curriculum Tracks are designed for the intended career goal, including anticipation of entrance examinations, so students should adhere to the suggested sequence.  It is advisable for the student to check possible post graduate school requirements during their Junior year to ensure that satisfy expectations of intended graduate/profession choices. REQUIREMENTS:  Students can not take either 23-210 or 23-215 without first passing both 23-101 and 23-102 with a grade of "C" or better.  In order for a student to take any 300 or 400 level Biology Department course, they must also pass both 23-210 and 23-215 with a "C" or better.  These grade requirements take precedence over, and supersede any lesser specific prerequisites of all 300 or 400 level Biology electives.  All students must pass the Biology Comprehensive Assessment (BCA) examination of core courses given to all students in 23-399.  If they do not pass, then the student must take 23-498 and pass the BCA, which is required for successful completion of this course, and the biology program. SPECIAL NOTES:    For all programs and tracks, a grade of “C” or better is required for all Biology courses.     For the Cell/Molecular/Biotechnology and for the Health Professions tracks, a grade of “C” or better is also required in all CMNST courses. All Biology majors must complete an independent research project.  Those who have completed a research project with a biology faculty member (e.g. 23-301 for credit, or via a paid stipend) prior to the beginning of their senior year, and especially if the project was an internship at another institution, the student must present their data to their advisor in order to be exempted from the required Senior Capstone I course.  If they have not completed a research project, or their internship is inadequate, then they must register for 23-451or 452 to complete a Capstone research project. If you take, 23-422 instead of 24-403, then you will need to take another Chemistry course if you want a minor in Chemistry – Instrumental Analysis (24-306) with lab is suggested.  Another set of courses the student can consider is Physics-317 (Foundations of Bioengineering) and Physics 409 (Biosensors and Bio-instrumentation) as electives with advisor, instructor, and Biology Chair approval. All Biology majors are required to successfully complete Senior Seminar (Capstone II, 23-499), no exceptions. General Note:  The minimum University requirement for graduation is 121 hours; in Biology you will usually complete between 121-125 hours depending on selections. General Biology Biology Electives:  (at least one from each group I, II, III) Open Electives: 23-200 Invertebrate Zoology (III) 30-311 Mammalogy 23-302 Comp. Vertebrate Anatomy (I) 30-312 Ornithology 23-305 Developmental Biology (I) 30-314 Ichthyology 23-315 Behavior (III) 30-465 Marine Biology 23-322 Microbiology (II) 30-456 Wetlands Biology 23-352 Histology (II) 29-205 Plant Physiology 23-420 Immunology (I) 29-212 General Botany 23-421 Microbial Physiol and Ecology (II) 29-213 Systematic Botany 23-205 Ecology (III)  

Biology Course Descriptions

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    100. INTRODUCTION TO BIOLOGY. - 3:2:2 A one-semester course dealing with biological principles and designed primarily for the non-major.  Topics include organization of living matter, metabolism, reproduction, genetics, evolution and ecology. Two lectures and one two-hour laboratory per week. This course is designed for non-biology majors and can satisfy the General Education Natural Science requirement and can not be used as an elective for Biology majors.  Students may not take both Biology 100 and Biology 101 or 102 for the Natural Science requirement. Three (3) credits. 101-102. GENERAL BIOLOGY. - 4:3:3 An introduction to the study of life with emphasis on basic concepts: energy relationships, cell biology, physiology, genetics, development, ecology, and evolution. Also, some attention is given to taxonomy and morphology of organisms. Three lectures and one three-hour laboratory each week. Must be taken in sequence. Students may not take both Biology 100 and Biology 101 for the Natural Science requirement. Credit, four hours each semester. 103. HUMAN BIOLOGY. - 3:2:2 This course introduces fundamental biological and scientific principles to non-science majors by studying the structures, actions and processes of the human body. Attention will be paid to structure and function of organs and organ systems as well as diseases of the human body such as cancer, heart disease and infections. Credit, four hours. Three hours of lecture and one 2-hour lab per week. This course is designed for non-biology majors and can satisfy the General Education Natural Science requirement and can not be used as an elective for Biology majors. Three (3) credits. 105. BASIC ECOLOGY. - 3:2:2 The study of the fundamental relationships between the living and non-living worlds, with special emphasis on man's place in nature. This course is designed for non-biology majors and can satisfy the General Education Natural Science requirement and can not be used as an elective for Biology, Agriculture, or Natural Resources majors.  Two lectures and one 2-hour lab per week. Three (3) credits. 107. HUMAN HEREDITY. - 3:2:2 An exploration of the principles of genetics as they apply to human beings. Includes patterns of inheritance, population genetics and the impact of genetic engineering on society. This course is designed for non-biology majors and can satisfy the General Education Natural Science requirement and can not be used as an elective for Biology majors. Three hours of lecture and one 2-hour lab per week. Three (3) credits. 110. ESSENTIAL TOPICS IN BIOLOGY. - 4:3:3 This course exposes students to elements of Biology that are critical for understanding the fundamental concepts that are required for K-8 educators. Instructional methods will emphasize critical thinking and development of reasoning skills in addition to mastery of content areas and understanding science as an active process. Investigative laboratory exercises will reinforce lecture topics; additionally, they will provide elements directly applicable in a K-8 educational setting. Three lectures and one three-hour laboratory each week. Credit, four hours. 111. HUMAN DISEASES. - 3:2:2 A survey of the types and causes of human diseases.  The course will cover both acute and chronic disease states.  Three hours of lecture and 2 hours of lab per week.  This course is designed for non-biology majors and can satisfy the General Education Natural Science requirement and can not be used as an elective for Biology majors. Three (3) credits. 191-192 UNIVERSITY SEMINAR IN BIOLOGY. - 1:1:0 University Seminar is a two semester, general education course sequence designed to provide students with the essentials for a smooth transition to college life and academic success. Academic skills will be developed. These skills include critical reading, thinking, listening, writing, speaking, and using the library, the Internet and word processing. Values clarification, coping with peer pressures and the impact of a healthy lifestyle will be addressed.  Opportunities will be provided for self-evaluation and growth in basic learning strategies as well as personal and career goals. Knowing the history of the University, feeling connected to the institution, and sharing a common educational experience with other freshmen are important goals of this course. 194 INTRODUCTION TO BIOLOGY PROFESSIONS. - 1:1:0 This course will introduce students to the wide variety of professions open to students with Biology or Forensic Biology degrees.  Students will examine their strengths and talents and explore possible career paths.  The course will utilize presentations, guest lecturers and reflective assignments to help students determine their optimal educational path.  One classroom hour per week. One credit. 200. INVERTEBRATE ZOOLOGY. - 3:2:2 A course designed to introduce the student to the major invertebrate phyla with attention given to taxonomy, morphology, physiology, ecology, and evolution. Two lectures and one two-hour laboratory period per week. Prerequisite: Biology 101-102. Credit, three hours. 205. ECOLOGY. - 4:3:3 The study of organisms in relation to their environment. Three one-hour lectures plus one three-hour lab per week.  The course includes weekend field trips. Prerequisites: Biology 101 102, or consent of instructor. Credit, four hours. 207-208. ANATOMY AND PHYSIOLOGY II & I. - 4:2:4 A course designed to provide students with basic knowledge of the structure and function of the human body. Four one-hour lectures and one two-hour laboratory periods per week. Prerequisite: demonstrated knowledge (grade of B or higher) in high school biology and chemistry. Must be taken in sequence. A grade of "C" or better in 207 is required to enroll in 208. Primarily designed for pre-Nursing majors, not an acceptable Biology elective. Credit, four hours each semester. 210. GENETICS. - 4:3:3 A study of the fundamental principles of inheritance and their application to plants, animals, and microorganisms. Three lectures and one three-hour laboratory period per week. Prerequisites: Biology 101-102. Credit, four hours. 215. CELL BIOLOGY. - 4:2:4 A study of basic and essential processes of cells with emphasis on the correlation of structure and function at the organelle and cellular levels. Two lectures and two two-hour laboratory periods per week. Pre-requisites: General Biology 101-102. Credit, 4 hours. 221. FUNDAMENTALS OF MICROBIOLOGY.  - 4:2:4 A study of the taxonomy, physiology, morphology, and cultivation of microorganisms with special emphasis on the relation of bacteria to the health of humans, animals, and plants. Primarily designed for pre-Nursing majors, not an acceptable Biology elective.  Must be eligible for acceptance into Nursing program (GPA = 2.8) and passed both 207 and 208 with grade of C or better. Two lectures and two two-hour laboratory periods per week. Credit, four hours. 225. SURVEY OF FORENSICS. - 3:3:0 This serves as a gateway course for the students who are interested in pursuing a major or minor in Forensic Biology.  The course will employ hands on learning activities, group work and the traditional lecture format to convey the course material.  This course will begin with an overview on the field of Forensic Science and specialty areas in the field, i.e. Forensic pathology, entomology, etc.  The general principles of crime scene investigation, collection and handling of evidence and chain of custody will be discussed in detail as students need to understand the basic legalities of forensic investigation.  This course will also explore the different field and career opportunities in forensic. Credit, four hours. 250. FORENSIC AND INVESTIGATIVE BIOLOGY LAB.  - 3:2:4 This course is a hands-on lab that will introduce students to the biological and laboratory aspects of forensic and investigative science including blood typing, DNA extraction and fingerprinting, hair and fiber analysis, time of death determination, the use of the microscope, drug/alcohol and toxicology testing. Labs include DNA fingerprinting, hair and fiber analysis, blood and saliva testing, human bone and muscle identification. Prerequisites: Biology 101,102,210. Credit, three hours. 261. CALCULUS FOR LIFE SCIENCES. - 4:4:0 Topics include biological and physical applications requiring the knowledge of functions, graphing functions, an introduction to limits, continuous func­tions, rate of change, derivatives, implicit differentiation, maximum and minimum points, and their applications, exponential and logarithmic functions and development and ap­plication of the definite integral, trigonometric and hyperbolic functions, and techniques of integration. Includes an Extended Life Science Connection and use of the computer package, Maple, to perform symbolic, numerical and graphical analysis. Prerequisite: Math 122. Credit, four hours. 299. SOPHOMORE SEMINAR - SCIENTIFIC LITERATURE. - 1:1:0 A required course for all Biology majors, this seminar course exposes students to scientific literature and emphasizes comprehension and oral presentation of the material in scientific papers.  One hour class per week.  Prerequisites: Biology 101, 102, 191, 192. Sophomore standing. Credit, one hour. 301. PROBLEMS IN BIOLOGY. - “Variable” credit. An opportunity to pursue independent study and research. May be elected in any semester with consent of the instructor. Credit, one to three hours per semester. Can be used to substitute for Senior Capstone I (23-451) at 1 credit when taking a summer internship. Prerequisite: Junior Standing. 302. COMPARATIVE VERTEBRATE ANATOMY. - 4:2:4 A comparative study of the vertebrate classes with emphasis upon structure development, evolution of the organs, and organ systems. Two lectures and two two-hour laboratory periods per week. Credit, four hours. 305. DEVELOPMENTAL BIOLOGY. - 4:3:3 A study of embryonic development with special emphasis on the frog, chick, pig and human showing the dynamic relationship between genetics and tissue environment in forming a complete multi-cellular organism of differing tissues from a single cell. Credit, four hours. 307. PRINCIPLES OF PHYSIOLOGY. - 4:3:3 This class presents an in depth overview of the principles of human physiology with a focus on the mechanisms of physiological processes. This course is designed for students who are planning careers in biology or the health professions, and who are preparing for entry exams such as the MCAT or GRE. Three hours of lecture and three hours of laboratory per week. Credit, four hours. 310. MOLECULAR BIOLOGY. - 4:3:3 A basic study of the principles of molecular biology including recombinant DNA technology and other approaches and methodologies used in investigating prokaryotic and eukaryotic cellular structure, development, chromosome organization, gene expression, and gene regulation. One three-hour lecture, one three-hour laboratory per week.  Credit, four hours. 311. NEUROSCIENCE. - 4:3:3 A basic study of the nervous system for students who are preparing for careers in biological, medical, or psychological sciences. Topics include: central nervous system (brain and spinal cord), peripheral and autonomic nervous systems, neurons, nerve pathway, transmission of information, and reflexes. Three lectures and one three hour laboratory period per week. Credit, four hours. 315. BEHAVIOR. - 4:3:2 An exploration of the diversity of behaviors exhibited by organisms including the physiological bases, the role of heredity and learning, and the ecological and evolutionary significance of behaviors. Three one-hour lectures and one two-hour laboratory per week. Credit, four hours. 317. PRINCIPLES OF VIROLOGY. - 3:2:4 A comprehensive course covering the involvement of plant and animal viruses in disease processes and includes: classification of viruses, differences between animal and plant viruses, virus cultivation, virus replication, virus entry, virus assembly, and virus vectors. Two one-hour lectures and one 2- hour lab per week. Credit, three hours. 321. BIOSTATISTICS. - 3:3:0 A study of the application of mathematics and statistics to the life sciences. Three one-hour lectures per week. Prerequisites: One year of college mathematics. Credit, three hours. 322. MICROBIOLOGY. - 4:3:3 A comprehensive course covering the involvement of microorganisms in disease processes. This includes coverage of the relationship between host and pathogen, opportunism, the basic functions of the immune system, molecular mechanisms of pathogenesis and a significant section on the biology of viruses. Three hours lab and three hours lecture per week. Credit, four hours. 352. HISTOLOGY. - 4:2:4 A detailed study of the microscopic anatomy of vertebrate tissues and organs including laboratory practice in the preparation of histological slides. Two lectures and two two-hour laboratory periods per week. 355. FORENSIC DNA INVESTIGATIONS. - 4:2:4 This course will examine the theories and current practices used in criminal investigations and legal proceedings to collect, analyze and interpret biological evidence using molecular biology with emphasis on forensic DNA analysis.  Prerequisites:  23-101, 23-102, 23-210, 23-215    Credit 4 hours 370. HUMAN ANATOMY. - 3:3:3 Human Anatomy is designed to provide students in pre-professional and paraprofessional health fields with a background for further study toward their health profession. This course will lay a foundation of the structure of the human body as well as familiarity with the medical terminology relevant to function in the health industry. It is highly recommended to be accompanied with the “sister” course of Principles of Physiology to provide a comprehensive view of human body functions. 399. JUNIOR SEMINAR – SCIENTIFIC WRITING. - 1:1:0 A required course for all Biology majors, this seminar course exposes students to basic elements of scientific writing and gives them the opportunity to practice writing basic scientific papers and reports.  Prerequisites: 23-299 and Junior standing. Credit, one hour. 405. CELL MORPHOGENESIS. - 4:3:3 A study of the latest developments in developmental biology with regard to cellular and molecular effects.  Laboratories using sea urchin, frog, and chick embryos for experimental procedures will reinforce the discussion. Credit, four hours. 410. ADVANCED MOLECULAR GENETICS. - 4:3:3 An advanced course focusing on the biotechnical aspects of molecular biology. Topics include: recent advances in cloning, PCR, DNA sequencing, genetic engineering using recombinant plasmids, and the isolation and screening of genomic libraries. The laboratory portion will focus on DNA manipulation techniques. Prerequisite: Biology 310.  Credit, four hours. 411. PHARMACOLOGY .- 4:3:4 A study of how drugs are used to achieve therapeutic benefits. The mechanism of action of various drug types at the molecular, cellular and interactive-system levels will be addressed. Topics will include the basis for rationale uses of medically relevant drugs in biological systems and detailing their effectiveness in various diseases and disorders.  Focus will be on understanding the balance between pharmacodynamic, pharmacokinetic, and toxicological side effects that underlie effective treatments. Three-hour lectures and one three-hour laboratory period per week.  Credit, four hours. 415. ADVANCED CELL BIOLOGY. - 4:2:4 An advanced study of basic and essential processes of eukaryotic cells with the emphasis on the correlation of structure and function at the organelle and cellular level as related to their biochemical properties and physiology.  Topics covered will include cell cycle regulation, cell signaling pathways, and control of apoptosis. Prerequisites: Organic Chemistry or Biochemistry. Two hours of lecture and four hours of laboratory per week. Credit, four hours. 420. IMMUNOLOGY. - 4:2:4 An introduction to general immunology focusing on principles of immunobiology, serological techniques, and immunodeficiency diseases. Three-hour lecture and three hour laboratory each week. Credit, four hours. 421. MICROBIAL PHYSIOLOGY & ECOLOGY. - 4:3:3 A detailed study of microbial physiology, ecology, and involvement in biogeochemical cycles. Roles of bacteria fungi, algae and protozoa in various ecosystems will be studied. Bacterial genetics and the role of bacterial viruses will also be included. Three hours of lecture and three hours of lab per week. Credit, four hours. 422. BIOCHEMICAL MECHANISMS. - 4:3:3 This course is an integration of study of the molecular and cellular functions of a cell from the perspective of biochemistry. The course will focus on protein biochemistry, enzymatic activity and function, carbohydrate and lipid structure and function, and metabolism.  Life is a chemical phenomenon but, for the most part, the chemistry of life is governed by the actions of proteins. Therefore, our focus will be on these proteins, what they do, and how they do it. 451-452. SENIOR RESEARCH. CAPSTONE I. - 3:0:6 An opportunity to undertake or complete a mentored research project in biology. A thesis or report is required. Open to students with a 3.25 cumulative average in biology and an overall cumulative average of 2.75. Prerequisite: Senior standing in biology. Credit, three hours per semester. 471. NUCLEIC ACIDS BIOTECHNOLOGY. - 4:2:6 This lab course will survey applications in recombinant DNA methodology. Some topics covered will include enzymology of DNA manipulation; construction and isolation of recombinants; plasmid and bacteriophage vectors; structural analysis of cloned DNA. Prerequisite: Molecular Biology. Credit, four hours. 472. PROTEIN BIOTECHNOLOGY. - 4:2:6 This lab course will be a continuation of Biotechnology Lab I. The course will focus on gene expression and protein isolation and function. Prerequisite: Molecular Biology. Credit, four hours. 498. REVIEW OF BIOLOGICAL PRINCIPLES. - 1:1:0 This course will allow students to review essential content and concepts prior to retaking the Biology Comprehensive Assessment.  It is required for all Biology majors who do not satisfactorily complete this assessment in their junior year.  One classroom hour per week. One credit. 499. SENIOR SEMINAR: BIOLOGICAL PRESENTATION. CAPSTONE II. - 1:1:0 The third in a required series of biological skills seminars. The course is designed to provide the senior student with instruction and practice in the oral, poster and written presentation of research data. Topics will include preparation of figures, slides, posters, and organization of the presentation. Students are required to provide their own data from independently conducted research either within the Biology Department (e.g. 23-301, 23-451) or external to DSU (e.g. internship). Prerequisites: 299, 399, senior standing. Credit, one hour.  

Curriculum for (MA) in Biological Sciences

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The Master of Arts Degree Program in Biological Sciences is designed to expand the scientific backgrounds and competencies of secondary school teachers and to advance the careers of persons in industry, government agencies, and other related positions. The degree course requirements are the same as the MS degree, however, in place of a laboratory research thesis an extensive literature review article is required. 23-505 Experimental Design and Bio-Statistics 3 23-520 Cell Biology 3 23-521 Molecular Biology 3 23-635 Methods in Experimental Biology II 3 23-650 Biological Mechanisms 3 23-689 Literature Research Project I 3 23-689 Literature Research Project II 3 23-xxx Three electives 9     30  

Curriculum for Master of Science (MS) in Molecular and Cellular Neuroscience

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    The Master’s Degree in Molecular and Cellular Neuroscience is designed to prepare students to pursue a PhD in Neuroscience. Students in the program attend full time and are required to pursue a research project beginning in their first year. This degree originally was funded as a partnership with Drexel University and we still have a working relationship with them for those students interested in exploring research / course opportunities; however, all courses are now at DSU. A thesis, based on individual laboratory research related to neuroscience, is required. Core Courses (required for all students pursuing MS degrees): Molecular Biology (BIOL-521) Experimental Design and Biostatistics (BIOL-505) Current Techniques in Biology (BIOL-535) Professional Development Workshop I & II (BIOL-590, BIOL-591) Thesis Research I & II (BIOL-690, BIOL-691) Additional Required Courses: Introduction to Neuroscience (BIOL-503) Functional Neuroanatomy (BIOL-610) Neurochemistry   (BIOL-612) The Physiology of Excitable Cells (BIOL-622) Open Neuroscience Elective (see below) Total credit hours for graduation: 33 (27 course credits + 6 research credits) Open Neuroscience Electives:  BIOL-520 Cell Biology BIOL-511 Pharmacology BIOL-515 Behavior BIOL-521 Biochemistry BIOL-600 Molecular Endocrinology BIOL-605 Cell Morphogenesis BIOL-625 Immunology BIOL-650 Biological Mechanisms BIOL-651 Proteins: Structure and Function BIOL-653 Nervous System Disorders or, any other graduate level "biological" courses approved by the student's Research Advisor and Department Chair

Curriculum for (MS) in Biological Sciences

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    The Master’s Degree in Biological Sciences is designed to prepare students for further advanced study in Biology, to expand the scientific backgrounds and competencies, and to advance the careers of persons in industry, government agencies, and other related positions. The degree requirements include and emphasize a research thesis based on individual laboratory or field study in Biology. The program requires 30 credits and is designed to allow completion over a three-year period on a part-time basis. Course Requirements:   Course # Course Name Graduate Credit Hours BIOL-505 Experimental Design and Bio-Statistics 3 BIOL-520 Cell Biology 3 BIOL-521 Molecular Biology 3 BIOL-590 Professional Development Workshop I 2 BIOL-591 Professional Development Workshop II 1 BIOL-535 Current Techniques in Biology 3 BIOL-xxx Two Electives 6 BIOL-690 Thesis Research I 3 BIOL-691 Thesis Research II 3 Select one from below:   BIOL-650   or CHEM-521  or CHEM-671      Biological Mechanisms - 3 credits   Advanced Biochemistry - 3 credits   Bioorganic Chemistry - 3 credits 3   Total credit hours for graduation: 30 (24 course credits + 6 research credits) Allowed electives (3 credits each): Any graduate course offered in the Department of Biological Sciences or, any of the below graduate courses*:   CHEM-510 Environmental Chemistry CHEM-562 Chemical Toxicology PHYS-655 Computational Methods (or equivalent) AGRI-504 Population Biology AGRI-642 Advanced Wildlife Biology AGRI-643 Marine Biology AGRI-644 Wetlands Biology NTRS-502 Habitat Management: Theory NTRS-503 Habitat Management: Practice   *And other "biological course approved by Research Advisor and Department Chair    

Biology Graduate Course Descriptions

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    All courses require that students have, as minimal prerequisites, one year of Biology courses on the undergraduate level. Additional prerequisites are noted in each course description. While a degree in Biological Sciences or its equivalent is an admission requirement for the graduate degree programs in Biology, not all courses require this extensive background. Certain courses will thus also be appropriate for graduate students in other fields who may not have undergraduate degrees in Biology. 503. INTRODUCTION TO NEUROSCIENCE This course is a broad overview of the field of neuroscience covering three levels of analysis: 1) molecular and cellular; 2) systems neuroscience; and 3) behavioral neuroscience. This course provides a common foundation in neuroscience for students planning further study or for those simply interested in learning about the area. 505. EXPERIMENTAL DESIGN and BIO-STATISTICS A survey of statistical methods used in biological research. Topics include parametric and nonparametric statistics, aspects of experimental design, and use of the computer in statistical analysis. Two lectures and one two-hour laboratory per week. Credit, three hours. 507. LABORATORY/FIELD TEACHING METHODS IN BIOLOGY A practical experience in planning, developing, organizing and conducting laboratory and field activities in the life sciences. Two two-hour class periods. Credit, three hours. 511. PHARMACOLOGY A study of how drugs are used to achieve therapeutic benefits. The mechanism of action of various drug types at the molecular, cellular and interactive-system levels will be addressed. Topics will include the basis for rationale uses of medically-relevant drugs in biological systems and detailing their effectiveness in various diseases and disorders. Focus will be on understanding the balance between pharmacodynamic, pharmacokinetic, and toxicological side-effects that underlies effective treatments. 515. MOLECULAR FOUNDATIONS of BEHAVIOR This course explores the broad and diverse spectrum of behaviors demonstrated by living things. The scope of this course is, taxonomically speaking, broad-based, although most of attention will be directed within the animal kingdom. The course will examine behaviors in both proximate and ultimate contexts and will include analysis of their mechanisms, origins, transmission, development, and significance. Thus it is clear that the study of behavior is multidimensional and embraces many primary biological arenas including anatomy, physiology, heredity, ontogeny, ecology, and evolution. Many approaches have been employed in the study of behavior. These include comparative and physiological psychology, neurobiology, ethology, behavioral ecology, and sociobiology. In this course our study will consider all of these elements, but the focus will concentrate on the ethological and ecological perspectives. 520. CELL BIOLOGY A study of cellular and subcellular biology. This is the first course in a series. Three-50 minute lectures. Prerequisites: Cell Biology 215; Molecular Biology 310; Genetics 210, or equivalent at graduate level. 521. MOLECULAR BIOLOGY Molecular biology can now be found in ALL areas of science, and is truly the study of life at the molecular level. This molecular biology course is rooted in the most basic understanding of life, at the molecular level. This is the second course in a series. Three-50 minute lectures. Prerequisites: Cell Biology 215; Molecular Biology 310; Genetics 210, or equivalent at graduate level. 535. RESEARCH LAB ROTATION The student will spend at least 8 weeks participating in the ongoing research in each of two Biology research laboratories. In addition to becoming acquainted with the research project, the student becoming. The primary goal is to expand the research experience for the student while assisting in the selection of a Thesis project. Prerequisites - none. 552. ENVIRONMENTAL EDUCATION WORKSHOP Opportunity for practical experience in development and implementation of environmental education concepts from pre school to adult. May be elected whenever offered. Credit, three hours per semester. 555. POPULATION-ENVIRONMENT CURRICULUM, K-12 The integration of a conceptual framework for population-environmental studies in school curriculum as a part of a program in environmental studies. Prerequisites: consent of instructor. Credit, three hours. 590. PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT WORKSHOP I The course focuses on developing professional skills and experiences by participation and presentation in workshops, seminars, grant writing, and research reviews. 591. PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT WORKSHOP II This course assigns credit for continued participation as described in 23-590 and for the student to identify a research advisor to initiate a faculty-supervised research leading to development and writing of a thesis project proposal. 600. MOLECULAR ENDOCRINOLOGY This graduate level course is designed to (1) engage students in mastering a working knowledge of advanced principles in endocrinology, (2) broaden student comprehension and discussion of current topics in endocrinology, in particular current journal articles, and (3) develop experimental design / grant writing techniques relevant to endocrinology. 603. STRATEGIES FOR EFFECTIVE TEACHING IN BIOLOGY This course provides an introduction to the principles and techniques of effective pedagogy as it applies to teaching in the life sciences. While the course is focused on college-level instruction, secondary school teaching will be considered. This course is required for graduate students planning to teach in DSU’s biology department. 604. SCIENTIFIC INTEGRITY This course provides an introduction to the principles of ethical conduct of research including scientific integrity and relevant human subjects and animal use regulations. The course will be taught using a case-study method where students will read and discuss situations that they might encounter in the practice of research. 605. CELL MORPHOGENESIS Current topics related to basic processes of molecular aspects of differentiation and development in living cells. Prerequisite: Cell Biology. Two hours lecture, two hours lab. Credit, three hours. 610. FUNCTIONAL NEUROANATOMY This course is designed for graduate students in the life sciences who are interested in becoming familiar with the structure and function of the vertebrate nervous system at both the gross and microstructure levels. The course will include computer exercises and microscopic examinations. 611. ADVANCED GENETICS An in-depth exploration of principles of modern genetics as they apply to plants, animals, and micro-organisms ranging from the molecular to the population level. Prerequisite: A course in Genetics or permission of the instructor. Four hours lecture/laboratory. Credit, three hours. 612. NEUROCHEMISTRY This course is designed for graduate students in the life sciences who are interested in learning the current state of scientific knowledge about neurotransmitters, their receptors and cellular effectors, and their relationship to disease. This course will help students understand the history and development of the current understanding of the chemistry of the nervous system by presenting some of the experimental evidence on which the knowledge is based. 621. ADVANCED MICROBIOLOGY The course will emphasize the role of micro-organisms in the diseases of man. The history of microbiology, and the anatomy, physiology, ecology, and applications of bacteria will be emphasized. Two one-hour lectures, one two-hour lab. Prerequisite: Microbiology/Bacteriology or consent of the instructor. Credit, three hours. 622. THE PHYSIOLOGY OF EXCITABLE CELLS This course is designed for graduate students in the life sciences who are interested in learning the current state of scientific knowledge of the physiology of nerve, muscle and sensory cells. This course will help students understand this the history and development of the current understanding of excitable cell physiology by presenting some of the experimental evidence on which the knowledge is based. 625. IMMUNOLOGY A study of cellular, humoral, and molecular aspects of immune reactions. There will be an introduction to immunobiology and immunochemistry. The use of antigen-antibody reactions will be emphasized. Prerequisite: (Microbiology or Bacteriology). Four hours of lecture and laboratory each week. 631. CELL BIOCHEMISTRY/HISTOCHEMISTRY A comparative and correlative study of cellular chemistry as related to the physiological functions and metabolism of various tissues and organs from a diverse range of vertebrates. Some human biomedical correlations will be included. Demonstrations and laboratory exercises. Two lectures and one two-hour laboratory per week. Prerequisites: Histology and organic chemistry or biochemistry, or the consent of the instructor. Credit, three hours. 635. METHODS IN EXPERIMENTAL BIOLOGY An introduction to the history, development, theory and practical application of a variety of techniques (simple and sophisticated) in quantitative and qualitative biochemical analysis. In depth emphasis will be given to techniques such as chromatography, densitometry, and in situ and in vitro enzymology. This course is intended to provide laboratory experience in selective aspects of modern biotechnology and their applications in bioassays. Prerequisites: Consent of the instructor. Four hours of lectures/laboratory per week. Credit, three hours. 650. BIOLOGICAL MECHANISMS An integration of the molecular and cellular functions within a cell and how these relate to overall system operations. The course will emphasize regulatory, homeostatic, and biochemical approaches to understanding cell function. Three-50 minute lectures. Prerequisites: Cell Biology 215; Molecular Biology 310; Genetics 210, or equivalent at graduate level. 651. PROTEINS: STRUCTURES AND MOLECULAR PROPERTIES This course will examine the chronological events in the life of a protein. These events include protein composition, biosynthesis, and molecular dynamics. Evolutionary aspects of ancestral proteins will be used to explore the origins of contemporary primary structures. A laboratory will be included to examine the various protein separation schema that are currently used in modern molecular labs. Background in genetics, molecular and cell biology required. Credit, three hours. 666. BIOTECHNOLOGY A series of lecture presentations featuring speakers from academics and industry in the expanding field of Biotechnology. An extensive research paper will be required of each study. Credit, 3 hours. 689. PROBLEMS IN BIOLOGY An in-depth individualized literature investigation of a research problem conducted under supervision of advisor.  Includes use of library, integrating data from various sources and conceptual thinking to produce a final Review paper. The outcome will be reviewed by a faculty Committee and the student must pass a comprehensive examination. Prerequisites: Graduate Biology student in MA program, typically second year 690, 691, 692. THESIS RESEARCH An in-depth individualized investigation of a research problem conducted under close supervision of the thesis advisor. Includes training in experimental techniques, problem design, testing, data collection, data analysis, and preparation of thesis. University and departmental guidelines are to be followed in preparing and defending the thesis. It is expected that the research will be of sufficient quality to be published as a scholarly paper coauthored by the thesis advisor in an appropriate refereed journal. Typically three credit hours each, but may be taken for 1 to 6. 698. THESIS SUSTAINING An in-depth individualized literature investigation of a research problem conducted under supervision of advisor. Includes use of library, integrating data from various sources and conceptual thinking to produce a final Review paper. The outcome will be reviewed by a faculty Committee and the student must pass a comprehensive examination. Prerequisites: Graduate Biology student in MA program, typically second year. 700. CURRENT TOPICS I This course will be a combination of presentations in both “Journal Club” and “lab meeting” format. Students will make presentations and discuss primary literature describing new and exciting scientific advances in the field of neuroscience. Al least once each semester students will also make a presentation and lead a discussion about their own research project. 701. CURRENT TOPICS II This course is a continuation of 23-700 that is offered in spring semester. 800. DISSERATION RESEARCH This course is for students who have advanced to candidacy in a PhD program in the Department of Biological Sciences and who are working on their dissertation research under the supervision of a faculty mentor.

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    The PhD Degree Program in Neuroscience provides students with an opportunity to earn a doctoral degree in the fast-growing and opportunity-rich area of biology. While DSU provides students with a comfortable, familiar and nurturing environment in which they can pursue their Ph.D. in Neuroscience, the program also has linkages with faculty researchers at the University of Delaware and the A.I. duPont Children's Hospital that provide opportunities for DSU students to access a broad range of research training with high-profile investigators working at the cutting edge of neuroscience research. Our Ph.D. program brings together students and faculty throughout the state making it a truly inter-institutional program. As students of the only biology-based neuroscience degree program in the state, DSU students will be recruited by neuroscience researchers at all institutions, while our specialized neuroscience graduate courses and seminars will be attractive to students in UD's biology and psychology graduate programs who are interested in neuroscience. In addition to providing opportunities to students, DSU's neuroscience Ph.D. program will contribute to scientific workforce development in Delaware by offering new educational and research training opportunities to state residents. Neuroscience Research at DSU Currently, DSU has fourteen faculty conducting neuroscience research in three departments; faculty at DSU are supported by grants from the National Institute of Health (NIH), National Science Foundation (NSF), other governmental agencies, and private foundations. Degree Requirements of the Neuroscience PhD Program Coursework The program will require at least 60 credit hours, with 40 from coursework. Qualifying examination Students are required to take a two-part qualifying examination in which part I consists of a written examination covering material related to the coursework taken within the first two years. In part II, the students must write and defend a research proposal choosing from a list of topics generated by the faculty. For those not successfully completing the examinations, some of these courses can be applied to one of our master's degrees, if the student so chooses. Teaching Requirement Each student, upon achieving candidacy, is required to complete the teaching strategies course and to teach the equivalent of 4 credit hours, or one lecture course, before completion of the degree program. Research Dissertation A research dissertation must be presented and successfully defended as part of the requirements for graduation. Financial support Students in the PhD program typically will be supported with tuition scholarships, research and/or teaching assistantships so that they may focus full-time on their studies and research. Core courses:    Course # Course Name     Graduate Course Credits BIOL-503 Introduction to Neuroscience 3 BIOL-505 Experimental Design and Biostatistics 3 BIOL-612 Neurochemistry 3 BIOL-622 The Physiology of Excitable Cells 3 BIOL-610 Functional Anatomy From Neuron to Brain       3 BIOL-535 Current Techniques in Biology 2     Foundation courses (must take two of these three (3) choices):   Course # Course Name  Graduate Course Credits BIOL-520 Cell Biology 3 BIOL-521 Molecular Biology 3 Select one from below:   BIOL-650 or CHEM-521 or CHEM-621       Biological Mechanisms - 3 credits   Advanced Biochemistry - 3 credits   Bioorganic Chemistry - 3 credits 3   Seminar courses (required):   Course # Course Name  Graduate Course Credits BIOL-590 Professional Development I 2 BIOL-591 Professional Development II 1 BIOL-700 Current Topics I 1 BIOL-701 Current Topics II 1 BIOL-603 Strategies for Effective Teaching in Biology       1 BIOL-604 Scientific Integrity 1     Electives:   Course # Course Name  Graduate Course Credits BIOL-xxx Electives (at least three (3), with advisor's approval) 9     Research:   Course # Course Name  Graduate Course Credits BIOL-690, 691, 692 Thesis Research 3 (each) BIOL-800 Dissertation Research 8 (at least)   Total credit hours for graduation: 60   Suggested Electives for Neuroscience doctoral program (3 credits each)*:   Course # Course Name Course # Course Name BIOL-511 Pharmacology BIOL-605 Cell Morphogenesis BIOL-515 Behavior BIOL-625 Immunology BIOL-575 Molecular Genetics & Genomics BIOL-651 Proteins: Structure and Function BIOL-600 Molecular Endocrinology BIOL-653 Nervous System Disorders   or, the third Foundation course *In addition to the electives listed above, other courses at DSU or UD may count towards elective credits pending prior approval by the dissertation advisor and departmental graduate programs committee or Chair of the Department of Biological Sciences at DSU

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Chemistry Department
Luna I. Mishoe Science Center South, Room 314
Phone: 302.857.6530
Fax: 302.857.6539

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The Chemistry Department strives to provide a sound foundation in chemistry for students wishing to concentrate in chemistry; to prepare students for professional careers and for graduate study: to provide a proper sequence of courses for those students preparing to teach chemistry in the secondary school or preparing to enter medical, dental, or other health professional schools; and to meet to needs of the students wishing to secure a knowledge of the fundamental principles of chemistry.Majors in chemistry are expected to affiliate with the Delaware State University Chapter of the American Chemical Society Student Affiliates during their freshman year and to maintain their affiliation as long as they are registered in the department.Students who select a major offered by the Department of Chemistry must complete the general education program as required of all students. Specific courses required for the various curriculum options are indicated below.Curriculum OptionsCHEMISTRY MAJOR (NON-TEACHING): For students preparing for professional careers in chemistry and for graduate study; the department offers a curriculum which meets the standards adopted by the American Chemical Society for undergraduate professional education in chemistry. The requirements for a major in this program are fifty-three (53) hours, distributed as follows: Chemistry 101-102, 210-211, 303-304, 305, 306, 308, 403, 405 and 407, and nine (9) hours of electives, distributed as follows: six (6) hours in advanced chemistry and three (3) hours in advanced mathematics or physics, or nine (9) hours in advanced chemistry. In addition a chemistry major must take PSYC 201; Mathematics 251-252; and Physics 211-212. Chemistry majors with biochemical interest are also required to take Biology 101-102.CHEMISTRY MAJOR (TEACHING): For students preparing to teach chemistry in the secondary school, the department offers a curriculum in chemistry education which meets the standards adopted by the Delaware Department of Education for the state certification. The requirements for a teaching major in chemistry are thirty-two (32) hours, distributed as follows: Chemistry 101-102, 210-211, 303-304, 306 or 308, and 403. In addition, a chemistry teaching major must take Biology 101; Education 204, 208, 210, 313, 318, 322, 309 and 412; *French, German, Japanese or Spanish 101-102 and; Geology 101; Mathematics 251-252; Natural Resources 205; Physics 201-202; and Psychology 201.CHEMISTRY MAJOR (PRE-PROFESSIONAL): For students preparing to enter medical, dental, or other health professional schools and who desire to concentrate in chemistry, the department offers a pre-professional curriculum in chemistry. The requirements for a pre-professional major in chemistry are forty (40) hours, distributed as follows: Chemistry 101-102, 210-211, 303, 305, and 403, 405, 407, plus four (4) hours of advanced chemistry elective. In addition, a pre-professional major must take Biology 101-102, 210, 215; plus three (3) hours of advanced biology elective; Mathematics 241, 251-252; and Physics 201-202 or 211-212, PSYC 201, and SCCJ 101.CHEMISTRY MINOR: A student who desires a minor in chemistry must complete at least eighteen (18) hours in chemistry, distributed as follows: Chemistry 101-102, 210-211 and an elective, at 300 level or higher.*A chemistry major who makes a score of 560 or higher on the College Board Achievement Test in a foreign language prescribed in the curriculum option, either prior to entering Delaware State University or during the freshman or sophomore year of residence at the University, will be considered to have satisfied the foreign language requirement for the baccalaureate degree in chemistry.Request more information Back to College Home Page
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Chair: 
Dr. Cherese Winstead
SCS 314
302-857-6521
 
Associate Chair:
Dr. Cheng-Yu Lai
SCS 306
302-857-6537
 

Professors:
Dr. Andrew J. Goudy, Dir, Hydrogen Storage Research Center
SCS 326
302-857-6534
Dr. Eric B. Kmiec
SCS 300
302-857-6805

 
Associate Professors:
Dr. Peter DiMaria
SCS 304
302-857-6532
 
Dr. Cheng-Yu Lai
SCS 306
302-857-6537
Dr. Qiquan Wang (pdf)
SCN 246
302-857-6547
 
Dr. Bizenuh Workie
SCS 322
302-857-6545


Assistant Professors:
Dr. Dula Man
SCS 300/301/302
302-857-7181
 
Dr. Daniela Radu
SCS 306
302-857-6553
 
Dr. Cherese Winstead
SCS 314
302-857-6521
 
 
Departmental Assistants & Research Associates:
Mr. Pawel Bialk, Research Assistant
SCS 300/301/302
302-857-7511
 
Mr. Todd Campbell, Departmental Assistant
SCN 261
302-857-6533
 
Mr. Gregory Hopkins, Departmental Assistant
SCN 244
302-857-7561
 
Ms. Rohina Niamat, Research Associate
SCS 300
302-857-7511
 
Mr. Bryan Strouse, Research Assistant
SCS 300/301/302
302-857-7511
 
 
Lecturer:
Dr. Weiping Song
SCS 300
302-857-7301
 
 
Administrative Secretary:
Ms. Sarah Greene
SCS 314
302-857-6530
 
 
Graduate Program Director:
Dr. Qiquan Wang
SCN 246
302-857-6547

Department of Physics and Engineering

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Luna I. Mishoe Science Center South
Room 216 SC
302.857.6659
Fax: 302.857.7482

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Overview and Welcome Message The mission of the Department of Physics and Engineering is to provide a quality high education and training in physics and engineering to students of diverse background. The students are prepared to achieve professional success and leadership status, opening opportunities to a highly demanding multidisciplinary market. The Department of Physics and Engineering is also home to the Optical Sciences Center for Applied Research (OSCAR), a major research center specializing in optical sciences and their broad applications. The center houses the Center for Research and Education in the Optical Sciences and Applications (CREOSA),  an NSF-CREST center, and the Center for Applied Optics for Space Sciences (CAOSS), a NASA URC center.  Undergraduate and graduate (M.S. and Ph.D.) students with keen interest in, among others, optics, lasers, imaging, photonics, and space sciences are invited to apply to our programs with possibility to receive financial support, one-on-one faculty mentoring, training in state-of-the-art technologies, and opportunities for professional development. We look forward to meeting you and having the opportunity to welcome you to our department and university community.     UNDERGRADUATE DEGREES OFFERED Physics Degree Program: The program provides students with well-rounded physics education to enable their entry into careers or graduate programs in a broad range of physics fields.  The Physics degree program leads to the degree of Bachelor of Science in Physics. Engineering Physics Degree Program: The Engineering Physics program is a multidisciplinary program that seeks to train its students with a broad-based foundation in fundamental engineering and physics principles with the depth of disciplinary knowledge needed to succeed in a career in engineering or related fields.  Engineering Physics majors can choose from three tracks including:  Electrical Engineering Bioengineering Optical Engineering The Engineering Physics degree program leads to the degree of Bachelor of Science in Engineering Physics. Physics Education: The program prepares students to gain the physics and science content necessary to obtain certification to teach at the middle and high school levels PHYSICS/ENGINEERING PHYSICS MINOR: A student who desires a minor in  Engineering physics must complete Physics 201 and 202, and twelve (12) additional hours of physics/Engineering courses with the approval of the department. GRADUATE DEGREES OFFERED MS Applied Optics-Thesis Option MS Applied Optics-Non-Thesis Option MS Physics-Thesis Option MS Physics-Non Thesis Option MS Physics Teaching PhD Optics     Back to College Homepage (c) Copyright 2010 DSU CMNST Dover, Delaware 19901  
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Chair:

Dr. Aristides Marcano
SC 216A
302-857-6690
 
Professors:
Dr. Gabriel Gwanmesia
SC 202
302-857-6653

Dr. Noureddine Melikechi
Dean CMNST / Dir. OSCAR Center
Dean's Suite, 6th flr,
Wm. C. Jason Library
302-857-6656
 
Dr. Essaid Zerrad
SC 241
302-857-7489
 
 
Associate Professors:
Dr. Hacene Boukari
Director of the Graduate Program
SC 234
302-857-6511
 
Dr. Gour S. Pati
SC 239
302-857-6714
 
Dr. Thomas A. Planchon (faculty research webpage)
SC 204
302-857-6526
 
Dr. Deborah Santamore
SC240
302-857-6654
 
Dr. Renu Tripathi
SC 241
302-857-6298
 
Assistant Professors:
Dr. M. Amir Khan
SC 207
302-857-6505
 
Dr. Qi Lu
SC 208B
302-857-6806
 

Dr. Mukti Rana 

SC 205
302-857-6588

Imaging Facility:
Dr. Wafa Amir, Director
SC 237
302-857-6655
 

Senior Research Scientist:

Dr. Yuri Markushin
SC 146
302-857-6844
 
Post Doctoral Fellow:
Dr. Poopalasingam Sivakumar
SC144
302-857-7512
 
Mrs. Amal Juracka, Department Assistant
SC 216B
302-857-6509
 
 
Technical Secretary:
Mrs. Rose Shields
SC 216
302-857-6659
 
 
 
 

 

Physics and Pre-Engineering Department

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  1200 North DuPont Hwy. Dover, DE 19901 Luna I. Mishoe Science Center South Room 201 302-857-6659 Fax: 302-857-7482 Chairperson: Dr. Noureddine MELIKECHI Professor: GLEESON, GWANMESIA, KHAN, MELIKECHI, PURDY Associate Professor: MARCANO, ZERRAD Assistant Professor: SABANAYAGAM   CURRICULUM OPTIONS IN PHYSICS Students must get updated curriculum sheets from their advisors. PHYSICS MAJOR: All students who select a major within the Department of Physics and Pre-Engineering must complete the general education program as required of all students. In addition, students who wish to major in physics must take fifty-two (52) hours of Physics including the following Physics 201-202, 203, 204, 305, 311-312, 316, 323-324, 401-402, 404, 418; Chemistry 101-102; and nine (9) credits of technical electives. Every non-teaching physics major must minor in mathematics. The minor program includes: Mathematics 251, 252, 253, 351, 451, 452. PHYSICS EDUCATION: All students who select this major must complete the general education program as required by all students. In addition, students who plan to teach on the secondary level must take 29 hours in Physics including: Physics 201- 202, 316, 323-324, 401, 409. Every physics teaching major must take Astronomy 101,; Biology 100; Chemistry 101-102; Mathematics 208, 251, 252, 253, 351; Education 204, 210, 309, 313, 318, 322, 355, 411, 412; Psychology 201, 204, 302; Geology 101; Ecology 205. PHYSICS/PRE-ENGINEERING EMPHASIS: All students who select this major must complete the general education program as required of all students. In addition, students must take Physics 200, 201-202, 203, 204, 311-312, 351-352; Engineering 105 or 106; Electrical Engineering 205, 210, 211, 220, 221, 309; Metallurgy 302; Chemistry 101-102; and nine credits of technical electives. PHYSICS/MEDICAL EMPHASIS: All students who select this major must complete the general education program as required of all students. In addition, students must take Physics 200, 201-202, 203, 204, 311-312, 341-342; Mathematics 251, 252, 253, 351; Engineering 105 or 106; Electrical Engineering 205, 210, 211, 220, 221; Chemistry 101-102; Biology 207, 208; and nine credits of technical electives. PHYSICS MINOR: A student who desires a minor in physics must complete Physics 201, 202, 203, and twelve (12) additional hours of physics with the approval of the department. COOPERATIVE ENGINEERING See PRE-ENGINEERING PROGRAM for program and course descriptions, and curriculum details (Students must get updated curriculum sheets from their advisors). DUAL DEGREE OPTIONS: PHYSICS/CIVIL ENGINEERING, PHYSICS/ELECTRICAL ENGINEERING, PHYSICS/MECHANICAL AEROSPACE ENGINEERING After successfully completing all requirements for any of the above degrees, students receive a B.S. in physics from Delaware State University and a B.S. in an engineering discipline from the cooperating engineering institution. SINGLE DEGREE OPTIONS: CIVIL ENGINEERING ELECTRICAL ENGINEERING MECHANICAL ENGINEERING For these options B.S. degrees are offered by the cooperating engineering school.    

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