BACHELOR OF SCIENCE DEGREE
- All General Studies and general
graduation requirements must be met.
- All Science related course requirements must be met.
- A major program consisting of 30-36 hours and a minor program consisting of 24 hours of
which 18 hours is unduplicated coursework.
- A major program consisting of 30-36 hours and a second major of 30-36 hours of which 24
or 30 hours (respectively) is unduplicated coursework.
- Comprehensive major of 42-62 hours.
- Specific program requirements and major-minor requirements are detailed in the Departments and Programs of Study section in this catalog.
Students should consult their advisors and/or department chairs.
BS Science-Related Course Requirements: Courses listed under the category
of BS science-related course requirements must meet the following standards:
- No program shall be required to add BS science-related courses; most BS degree programs
currently require none and would not be affected by this policy. If a program currently has
or proposes to add BS science-related course requirements, the maximum number of credit hours that
it will be permitted to require is 8 (two lab courses).
- The courses included in these requirements must not be offered by the same department that
houses the BS degree. BS science-related course requirements must not be offered by the same
department that houses the BS degree. BS science-related course requirements are not to be used to
"off-load" additional courses in one's own department and thereby exceed the maximum hours for a
major or comprehensive major.
- BS science-related course requirements may only include courses in which students learn or apply
the scientific method of conducting research or solving problems. Typically, this definition applies
to courses in math, statistics, or science (natural or social); and BS degree programs are free to
determine which math, statistics, or science course/s are suitable requirements for their majors. If
a program seeks to require, as BS science-related course requirements, any course/s other than math,
statistics, or science, the proposal to alter or create an academic program must explain how the
course/s teach students the scientific method of conducting research or solving problems.
30 Aug 2006