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  Oct 21, 2017
 
2017-2018 Undergraduate Catalog

Natural Science (BS Degree)


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Natural Science (45 hours) + Liberal Arts Core (47 hours)


Foreign Language requirement (hours included above)


Students are required to take a minimum of 3 credit hours but are not required to progress past FL 202 (Intermediate II) if the student places higher than FL 201.  If a student places higher than 202, the student has completed her/his required FL credit.  Note that this placement does not count toward the required 125 hours (may vary according to degree) required of all CSU students. Choose one of the following courses:

  • ARAB 101, 102. 201, 202
  • FREN 101, 102, 201, 202
  • SPAN 101, 102, 201, 202
  • CHST 121, 122, 131, 132 or
  • Any other 3 hour foreign language course

Interdisciplinary Programs


Interdisciplinary majors and minors are offered with general concentration options in three academic areas: Humanities and Fine Arts, Natural Sciences and Social and Human Sciences. All prerequisites must be met for all courses attempted for these majors and minors. Minors offered within this program may only be used in combination with the specific majors offered in this program.

Major Concentration

In addition to the Liberal Arts Core, 45 hours must be selected from courses listed under “Major Studies” in a major within the interdisciplinary division. A limit of 5 courses may be taken in any of the department areas. For Humanities and Fine Arts and Social and Human Sciences, 7 of the courses must be at the 300 or 400 level. For the Natural Science major, 5 of the courses must be at the 300 or 400 level.

Minor Concentration

In addition to the Liberal Arts Core, 21 hours must be selected from courses listed under “Major Studies” in a major within the interdisciplinary division. A limit of 3 courses may be taken in one of the department areas listed within the chosen minor concentration.

Major Concentration (45 hours)


A combination of courses from the following fields of which five of the courses must be at the 300 or 400 level.:

Biology, Chemistry, Engineering, Mathematics, Physics and Computer Science

Minor Concentration (21 hours)


A combination of courses from the following fields:

Select (1) Humanities and Fine Arts OR (2) Social and Human Sciences:

  1. Includes: Art, Christian Studies, Communication, English, Foreign Language or Literature (any) Music, Theatre and History
  2. Includes: Includes: Accounting, Athletic Training, Business Administration, ECBA, ECEC, Economics, Education, Geography, Healthcare Management, Health, Physical Education and Sports, Health Promotion, Kinesiology, Management, Marketing, Political Science, Criminal Justice, Psychology and Sociology
     

Recognition of Credit Earned which Satisfies Requirements in both (1) the Major and (2) the Minor or Second Major*


  1. Credit hours earned for any class are only counted once in the cumulative hours used for graduation, and are counted once on the student’s transcript.
  2. Credit hours earned for a class required in one’s major that also meet the requirements in one’s minor or second major may be recognized in both areas subject to:

During degree checks or degree audits, credit hours which meet the requirements in more than one area (including Liberal Arts Core) will only be counted once toward the 125(+) hours needed for graduation.

* Interdisciplinary programs have different rules regarding the application of major, minor and liberal arts core credit. Any course used in the liberal arts core will not apply to the major or minor.

Note:


All students must have at least 125 hours to graduate. Students who took MATH 099 or ENGL 099 will need at least 129 hours to graduate. Full Bridge students will need at least 133 hours. Students must meet the Residency Requirements  described in this catalog. 

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