Natural Sciences Major (BS)

The Natural Sciences major encompasses a foundation of the four main sciences, including biology, chemistry, geology/meteorology, and physics. This foundation allows the student to explore each of the areas conceptually and develop a global appreciation and insight into how each of the areas interacts to establish the Natural Sciences. After this foundation is laid, the student will choose one of the following areas in which they will concentrate their coursework: biology, chemistry, engineering, or physics.

** Check individual degree requirements for specific total credit hours.  

Available Concentrations

  • Biology
  • Chemistry
  • Engineering
  • Physics

Designed to Meet Your Needs

Course Convenience

DBU offers classes in a variety of formats, including:

  • Classroom
  • Hybrid (Classroom and Online)*
  • Online*

*Selected courses are available in the formats listed. View the current Schedule of Classes for specific courses.

Classes Start

Generally, classes begin four times a year:

  • Spring
  • Summer
  • Fall
  • Winter

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Credit Hour Overview

As required for all Bachelor’s degrees, students must complete the following:

  • General Studies Courses (i.e., English, History, Mathematics)
  • Designated Courses in the Chosen Major
  • Electives*
    • Lower-Level Electives (1000-2000 level courses)
    • Upper-Level Electives (3000-4000 level courses)
  • 42 Hours of Upper-Level Courses must be completed as part of all bachelor’s degrees
  • Minimum Total Credit Hours Required: 120 Credit Hours**

*Courses chosen by the student that will count toward a bachelor's degree, but may not be directly related to the degree program being pursued.
**Check individual degree requirements for specific total credit hours.

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More Options

Secondary Teacher Certification

Students considering a career teaching science and plan to teach grades 7-12 are required to meet the general studies requirements for receiving a Secondary Teacher Certification.

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Travel Opportunities

In addition to mission trips, DBU periodically offers students travel opportunities to earn course credit.

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