B. A. in Natural Science and Mathematics, Interdisciplinary Concentration (120 credit hours)
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, Biology, or Neuroscience.
The Interdisciplinary Concentration allows you to design your own course of study combining two or more areas of interest upon approval of the NSM advisor and/or NSM Dean. 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 (30 cr)
Please note: The Quantitative Reasoning and Scientific Ways of Knowing General Education Requirements will be satisfied by this degree’s requirements. Please confirm these requirements with your advisor.
Additional Requirements (17-19)
First-Year Seminar (0-3 cr)
- UCOL-U 101 First Year Seminar or
- HON-H 100 Freshman Honors Seminar
A passing grade is required in the First Year Seminar course. This course is mandatory for all beginning freshmen and for transfer students with less than 12 credit hours of transferring coursework. This course must be taken in the first semester after admission to Indiana University East.
Information Literacy (1-3 cr)
Choose 1 from:
- COAS-I103 Information Literacy (3 cr)
- COAS-Q110 Intro to Information Literacy (1 cr)
- CSCI-A 110 Introduction to Computers & Computing (3 cr)
World Languages & Cultures Requirement (0-14 cr)
This requirement may be met in one of the following ways:
- Completing Intermediate II (fourth semester) of a non-English language
- Completing a 300-400 level course in a non-English language, or an approved study abroad course that meets this language requirement
- Receiving credit for non-English language courses via placement exam for Intermediate II (fourth semester).
Interdisciplinary Track (30-34)
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. Choose two of the following areas.
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-L 108 or L 333, plus BIOL- L 325)
- 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.
After Concentration requirements have been met, take enough credit hours to complete 120 credits.