Natural Science & Mathematics

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, 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 (29-30)

Composition and Communication (9)
  • ENG-W 131 Elementary Composition I (3)
  • SPCH-S 121 Public Speaking (3)
  • Choose one additional college level composition:
    • ENG-W 132 Elementary Writing II (3)
    • ENG-W 230 Science Writing (3)
    • ENG-W 231 Professional Writing (3)
    • ENG-W 233 Intermediate Expository Writing (3)
    • ENG-W 270 Argumentive Writing (3)
College Level Mathematics (3)
Natural Science and Mathematics (5-6)
  • Choose 5-6 credits, including one Natural Science with lab from the General Education Core List
Humanities & Fine Arts (6)
  • Choose six credits from the General Education Core List
  • May include one studio course
  • Must include at least 2 disciplines           
Behavioral & Social Sciences (6)
  • Choose six credits from the General Education Core List
  • Must include at least 2 disciplines

Additional Requirements (17-19)

First-Year Seminar (0-2)
  • UCOL-U 101 First Year Seminar or
  • HON-H100 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 (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.
Additional General Education Requirement (6)
  • Choose 1 additional course from the Natural Science & Mathematics course list above.
  • Choose 1 additional course from the Humanities & Fine Arts course list above.

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)
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 (37-45)

After Concentration requirements have been met, take enough credit hours to complete 120 credits.