Biological Science Advisement

Biology Emphases:

    BS Biology- Biomedical Science Emphasis

    BS Biology- Biological Science Emphasis

    BS Biology- Natural Science Emphasis

    BS Biology- Secondary Education Emphasis

    BS Biology- Secondary Education w/ Integrated Science Emphasis

    The Biological Sciences Department offers in house advisement for biology majors.

Students interested in majoring in biology should set up an appointment with Doug Sainsbury (SCI 131). Initial Appointments with Mr. Sainsbury entail assessing a student’s academic and career goals, suggesting a Biology emphases that meets said goals, laying out a tentative graduation plan and suggestions of extra-curricular activities needed to boost a student’s resume.

Students are encouraged to meet with Mr. Sainsbury at least once every semester to ensure they are on track for graduation, aware of departmental changes and assess the student’s progress on career and academic goals.

Pre-Med, Pre-Dent, Pre-Pharm and Pre-PA Advisement

Mr. Sainsbury also provides advisement for students pursuing careers in health professions and need guidance for admission requirements for Medical, Dental, Pharmacy and Physicians Assistant schools. Besides Mr. Sainsbury there are two organizations associated with the Biological Sciences department that also provide advising.



Dixie Pre-Medical Alliance (DPMA)-

in 2014, is as a collaborative effort Established between Dixie State University (DSU) and Intermountain- Dixie Regional Medical Center. DPMA’s mission is to provide the needed venues and opportunities for students in pursuit of MD medical school and Biomedical PhD programs. DPMA’s goal is for its members to enter into top tier MD and PhD programs. In order to accomplish this goal DPMA focuses on three key areas: Academics, Career Involvement and Community Service



Rural Health Scholars (RHS)-

The Utah Rural Scholars Program was created to prepare students from rural Utah for admission to medical school, dental school, and other graduate healthcare professions along with allied health professions training programs. By participating in this program, students have opportunities for academic and non-academic experiences that will increase their likelihood of being accepted into a professional healthcare program.

Rural Health Scholars