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2021-2022 Catalog 
2021-2022 Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Combined Science, B.S.

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This baccalaureate degree provides students with an in-depth study in two science areas. The B.S. in Combined Science degree requires the completion of three segments of course work: 1) the General University Course Requirements (GUCRs), 2) the science/mathematics core requirements, and 3) the combination of two specializations. This major differs from the B.A. in Interdisciplinary Studies in Science in terms of the specificity of courses in each specialization. Students desiring more flexibility in course selection should consider the B.A. in Interdisciplinary Studies.

This degree prepares students for a variety of positions in industry and government and provides the foundation for graduate study in science or mathematics.

Program learning outcomes can be found on the Science Department page of the catalog. 

General University Course Requirements: 36-39 credits

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Additional 24 lower-division credits should be selected from biology, chemistry, computer science, environmental science, mathematics, physics or physical sciences with approval of department chair (11 credits may be applied to both the GUCRs and the major).

Areas of Specialization: 48 credits

Two of the following areas of specialization are required in addition to the combined science core:

B. Biology: 24 credits

D. Mathematics: 24 credits

E. Environmental Science: 24 credits

Upper-division Electives: 6-14 credits

Minimum total credits 126, including 48 upper-division credits. Upper-division electives must include 3 credits in Internship (490) or Special Project (495), and 3 credits in Senior Thesis (497).

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