BACHELOR OF SCIENCE DEGREE
- All General Studies and general
graduation requirements must be met.
- All Science related course requirements must be met.
- Major Program
- A major program consisting of 30-36 hours and a minor program consisting of 18-24 hours. The major and minor cannot be
from the same academic department unless duplication of coursework between the two is limited to 6 credit hours or less.
- A major program consisting of 30-36 hours and a second major of 30-36 hours of which 24 or 30 hours (respectively) is
- 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. 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).
- BS science-related course requirements must not be offered by the same
department that houses the BS degree.
- 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.
11 Feb 2010