College of Arts and Sciences


Bachelor of Science

The Bachelor of Science degree programs are designed to provide an in depth education about a specific field. As such, they could be thought of as a specific purpose degree. The programs are focused on learning a great deal about the specific subject matter. They typically require more credits that are directly linked to the major. Students are expected to concentrate their academic energies on mastering the technical and practical facets of their field. They have fewer opportunities to explore topics outside of their major. Many students pursuing BS degrees use these credentials to enter specific careers or to prepare for specific graduate programs.

Specific Requirements

In addition to the general requirements for baccalaureate degrees of the university, candidates for the B.S. degree must complete the group requirements as follows. Students may elect to follow the requirements currently in effect or the requirements that were in effect when they matriculated.

Classes may be attributed towards satisfying all designated requirements across Groups I, II, III, IV, V, and the minor. For instance, a student may complete a designated mathematics course and use that to satisfy a requirement within Group I, within Group IIIA, and within Group V. No more than 9 credit hours per discipline will be counted across Groups I, II, III, IV, and the minor.

The list of disciplines and courses designated for each requirement group may be found in Appendix I in the Bulletin and can be searched through the Matrix App at


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