Creating tomorrow's scientists today
Bachelor of Science – Biological Laboratory Science (120 credits)
Immerse yourself in the most current scientific techniques and methodologies directly related to multiple industries and career disciplines. This program is designed to prepare its students with the hands-on, practical science education and lab experience needed to pursue a variety of post-graduation options. Whether you're looking to jump right into a career as a laboratory scientist, research associate, project manager or medical sales representative, or you want to pursue an advanced degree of choice, Davenport University's biological laboratory science degree program will prepare you for your career or your future course work if you choose to continue on your educational journey.
If you are leaning towards earning an advanced degree after graduation, this program will provide you with the opportunity to pursue a master's, doctorate or the professional school of your choice. That could be medical school, dentistry, veterinary, occupational therapy, physical therapy or even pharmacy school. Whatever postgraduate or professional degree you choose, we'll make sure your time in this program gets you there.
While studying in this undergraduate lab science program, students have the option to take their education a step further. Some of these opportunities include:
- Working as a supplemental instructor
- Interning in medical or science research labs
- Assisting faculty members with biomedical research
- Presenting research at professional conferences
- Working as a laboratory assistant
- Earning a "4+1" teaching certification to teach STEM disciplines in K-12 schools
Already have an associates degree in biotechnology? Great! We’ll shorten your time to degree completion and put you on the fast-track to your career or post-undergraduate schooling.
Foundations of Excellence
|BITS211||Microcomp Appl Spreadsheet||3|
|BITS212||Microcomputer Apps Database||3|
|SOSC201||Diversity in Society||3|
|SOSC301||Global & World Diversity||3|
|STAT219||Introduction to Biostatistics||3|
|CHEM160||General Chemistry I||3|
|CHEM160L||General Chemistry I Lab||1|
|CHEM161||General Chemistry II||3|
|CHEM161L||General Chemistry II Lab||1|
|CHEM250||Organic Chemistry I||3|
|CHEM250L||Organic Chemistry I Lab||1|
|CHEM255||Organic Chemistry II||3|
|CHEM255L||Organic Chemistry II Lab||1|
|PHYS210||Fundamentals of Physics I||3|
|PHYS210L||Fundamentals of Physics I Lab||1|
|PHYS220||Fundamentals of Physics II||3|
|PHYS220L||Fundamentals of Physics II Lab||1|
|BIOL110||Foundations of Cell Biology||3|
|BIOL110L||Foundation of Cell Biology Lab||1|
|BIOL111||Organisms and Populations||3|
|BIOL111L||Organisms and Populations Lab||1|
|BIOL209||Techniques in Lab Science||4|
|BIOL354||Cell & Molecular Biology||3|
|BIOL354L||Cell & Molecular Biology Lab||1|
|BIOL430L||Advanced Microbiology Lab||1|
|BIOL458L||Forensic Science Lab||1|
|BIOL486||Introduction to Bioinformatics||3|
|BIOL495||Capstone Research Project||3|
Open Electives - Student may choose any discipline for the electives. Recommended Elective:
Recommended Electives if Interested in Education and Teaching:
|SOSC238||Risk & Resilience in Family||3|
|UEDU191||Service Learn: Tutor Urban Sch||1 - 6|
|UEDU192||Service Learn: Teacher Asst||1 - 6|
|UEDU330||Multicultural Teaching Pract||3|
Which class should I take? When should I take it?
See our Recommended Program Sequences:
Are you thinking about using this program as a path to a professional school? Learn more about those different paths and the job outlook for each by visiting davenport.libguides.com/bls
Upon completion of this program the student will obtain a well-rounded and diverse science education. They will possess the knowledge, laboratory skills and soft skills necessary to hit the ground running, and to be successful upon graduating and entering into a growing and solid job market in the Science field.
Students will learn the skills necessary to think critically, communicate effectively and to solve problems collaboratively in a team environment or working independently.
In addition, through unique case study coursework, students will possess competencies in intercultural awareness and ethical reasoning.
All BIOL, CHEM and PHYS prefixed courses required for the BS Biological Sciences degree program require a C or better grade for successful completion.
*If the career intent is pre-medicine/pre-dental/pre-veterinary medicine, consider completing BIOL221/221L Anatomy and Physiology I and BIOL222/222L Anatomy and Physiology II as electives
Department Chair & Assistant Professor - Science: Sharon Sutliff, D.C.
Associate Department Chair & Assistant Professor - Science: Daniel Palmatier, Pharm.D.
Assistant Professor - Science: Saleela Hollingsworth, Ph.D.
Lab Coordinator & Full-Time Faculty - Science: Ahlam Kader, M.Sc.
Assistant Professor & Science Laboratory Coordinator - Lansing Campus: Laura Harris, M.S.
Assistant Professor & Science Laboratory Coordinator - Midland Campus: Kris Baumgarten, Ph.D.
Associate Department Chair & Associate Professor - Science: Melissa Haswell, Ph.D.