B. A. in Natural Science and Mathematics, Interdisciplinary Concentration (120 cr.)
The Bachelor of Arts in Natural Science and Mathematics is designed for students who are interested in the flexibility and diversity of a liberal arts degree and the opportunity to pursue a more extensive study in natural science and mathematics. This flexible degree allows you a wide range of options, including the opportunity to develop one or more minors, such as Environmental Studies, Earth Science or Natural Science and Mathematics.
The Interdisciplinary Concentration allows you to design your own course of study combining two or more areas of interest. If you are planning post-baccalaureate study, you should check the requirements of the specific program in which you are interested in order to plan your degree coursework appropriately.
General Education Requirements (39 cr)
Composition and Communication (9)
- ENG-W 131 Elementary Composition I
- Choose one additional college level composition:
- SPCH-S 121 Public Speaking
College Level Mathematics (3)
- Choose 1 MATH-M course at or above MATH-M 118
Natural Science and Mathematics (9)
- Choose 9 credits, including one Natural Science course with lab, from:
Humanities & Fine Arts (9)
- Choose 9 credits from at least 2 of the following disciplines:
(Only one studio course, courses used to fulfill other requirements may not be used here.)
Behavioral & Social Sciences (9)
- Choose 9 credits from at least two of the following disciplines:
Additional Requirements (17-19 cr)
First-Year Seminar (0-2)
Students entering the program with less than 12 credit hours of transferable credit are required to complete the First-Year Seminar (UCOL-U 101)
Information Literacy (3)
- CSCI-A 110 Introduction to Computers & Computing (or equivalent)
World Languages (8)
- Choose the first two semesters of a World Language in sequence. Some substitutions may be allowed, consult with your advisor.
Interdisciplinary Track (30 cr.)
Students will work with their advisor to develop their program plan with a well-defined concentration. All program plans must be approved by their advisor, the school curriculum committee, and the Dean. This program plan must include a minimum of 20 credit hours at the 200 level or higher.
Natural Science & Mathematics (16)
- Choose a minimum of 16 credits in Natural Science & Mathematics courses.
Environmental Studies Minor (18)
- Choose a minimum of 7 credits in Environmental Studies (BIOL L108 or L333, plus BIOL L325)
- One college level course in Earth Science.
- Approved electives in economics, geography, geology, chemistry,
political science and public speaking to total 18 credit hours.
(See your program advisor for further information.)
Other Courses (14)
- Determined by your academic plan, developed with the guidance of your program advisor.
Electives (32-34 cr)
After Concentration requirements have been met, take enough credit hours to complete 120 credits.