Bachelor of Science

  1. All General Studies and general graduation requirements must be met.
  2. All Science related course requirements must be met.
  3. Major Program
    1. Students must complete a Degree Plan that consists of the following:
      1. A major program consisting of 30-36 credit hours and a minor program consisting of 18-24 credit hours. Duplication of coursework between the two is limited to eight (8) credit hours.
        OR
      2. A major program consisting of 30-36 credit hours and a second major of 30-36 credit hours. Duplication of course work between the two is limited to eight (8) credit hours.1
        OR
      3. A comprehensive major of 42-62 credit hours.
    2. Additional minors beyond the Degree Plan described above will be allowed contingent upon the following:
      1. If the additional minor(s) is(are) from a department in the Degree Plan, the additional minor(s) must have twelve (12) credit hours of unduplicated coursework.
      2. For minor(s) from departments different from those in the Degree Plan, there is no limit of duplication.
      3. For the purpose of this rule, all business departments will be considered a single department.
  4. 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.

B.S. 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.
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Students with multiple majors must select this option. Each additional major beyond the first two is limited to eight (8) credit hours of duplication with the original degree plan. Students with multiple educational endorsements must meet the requirements of each endorsement without regard to duplication.