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Sample Degree Plan Courses

The following is a list of courses based on sample degree plan. Other requirements may be necessary to complete this degree.

Chemistry

1 courses required.

Chemistry

All courses must be taken and any degree course group requirements (if any) must be met.

Bachelor of Science Requirements

All courses must be taken and any degree course group requirements (if any) must be met.

English Composition

Completion of GSW 1120 or demonstration by examination of proficiency in written expression equivalent to that attained by the student who completes that course. (A penalty is imposed if GSW 1120 is not completed within the first 60 hours.)

All courses must be taken and any degree course group requirements (if any) must be met.

Arts and Humanities

All courses must be taken and any degree course group requirements (if any) must be met.

Fine Arts

1 courses required.

A&S Arts Bg
3.0

General Humanities

Each student is required to complete one course in literature (American, English or foreign), one course in the fine arts, and two additional courses from the arts and humanities list of courses in addition to foreign language courses numbered 2010, 2020, 2120, which apply to Group II, not Group V. Two of these four courses must also be from the BG Perspective list of courses. A list of courses approved for the BG Perspective program and arts and humanities Group V requirement is printed in the

2 courses required.

AFRS Introduction to Africana Studies
3.0
ACS Introduction to American Culture Studies
3.0

Social Sciences

Each student is required to complete two courses in one or more of these areas in addition to the BG Perspective program. A list of courses approved for social science Group IV requirement is printed in the College of Arts and Sciences Handbook.

2 courses required.

ASIA Asian Civilizations
3.0
CAST Introduction to Canadian Studies
3.0

Foreign Languages

Demonstration of proficiency in a language and language area by one of the options listed below: Graduating from a high school where all instruction was conducted in a language other than English; Demonstrating proficiency in the language on the 2020 course level; Having completed four years of one language in high school (student must have completed the fourth full year, for example, Spanish IV, and received credit for these courses); Having completed one of the departmental options listed below (12-14 hours minimum in the same language area, or fewer by advanced placement and high school experience). Note: Foreign language courses numbered 1010, 1020, 2010, 2020, 2120 apply to Group II, not Group V. German, Russian and East Asian Languages (Chinese, Japanese) Completion of GERM 1010 and 1020 plus a minimum of six additional hours from: GERM 1170, 1180, 2010, 2020, 2170, 2180, 2310, 3310 and/or GERM 2600, 3150, 3160, 3600, and 4150; Completion of CHIN 1010, 1020, 2010, 2020; Completion of JAPN 1010, 1020, plus a minimum of six additional hours from: JAPN 2010, 2020, 2150, 2160, 3120, and 4150; Completion of RUSN 1010 and 1020 plus a minimum of six additional hours from: RUSN 2010, 2020, 2150, 2160, 3120, 3130, and/or 4150. Romance and Classical Studies (French, Italian, Latin, Spanish) Option I: FREN 1010, 1020, 2010, 2020; ITAL 1010, 1020, 2010, 2020; LAT 1010, 1020, 2010, 2020; SPAN 1010, 1020, 2010, 2020. Option II: (one of the following) FREN 1010, 1020, 2010, 2120; LAT 1010, 1020, and two of LAT 2010; CLCV 2410, 2420, 2450; SPAN 1010, 1020, 2010, 2120. American Sign Language: EDIS 3240, 3250, 3260, 3270 Course 2020 is required for admission to 3000-level courses. Credit toward a degree is not granted for foreign language courses which duplicate more than two units of high school study.

All courses must be taken and any degree course group requirements (if any) must be met.

Departmental Options

Course 2020 is required for admission to 3000-level courses. Credit toward a degree is not granted for foreign language courses which duplicate more than two units of high school study.

1 courses required.

German

All courses must be taken and any degree course group requirements (if any) must be met.

GERM Elementary Language And Culture I
4.0
GERM Elementary Language And Culture II
4.0

Natural Science and Mathematics

Natural Science Requirements Fulfilled in Major RequirementsA student is required to complete a minimum of 45 hours of credit, including: A major in biology, chemistry, computer science, environmental science, geology, mathematics, microbiology, neuroscience, physics, psychology, or statistics; A minimum proficiency in mathematics equivalent to MATH 1310*; A laboratory sequence in one of the sciences. (A list of approved courses is printed in the College of Arts and Sciences Handbook.)

All courses must be taken and any degree course group requirements (if any) must be met.

MATH Calculus and Analytic Geometry
5.0

Major Requirements

All courses must be taken and any degree course group requirements (if any) must be met.

Option Requirement

1 courses required.

Chemistry

All courses must be taken and any degree course group requirements (if any) must be met.

Electives

8.0 Hrs. required.

Minor Requirements

“general science” minor is offered to students inplace of a conventional minor. Consult your Faculty Advisor (a conventionalminor may also be chosen, usually 20 hours

20.0 Hrs. required.

BG Perspective (General Education Curriculum)

International Perspectives Requirement The BG Perspective program has an international perspectives requirement that facilitates student exploration of the significance of diverse international cultures on their own lives and promotes exploring the role of international issues and connections in an increasingly interconnected global society. Students are required to satisfactorily complete at least one approved course, generally from either the social and behavioral sciences or the humanities and the arts domains, that addresses an international perspective. Courses approved to satisfy this international perspective requirement are marked with an asterisk (*) in the general education course lists. An academic study abroad experience bearing three or more credits that achieves one or more of the International Perspective learning outcomes also may fulfill the international perspective requirement. Fulfilling the International Perspective requirement using a credit bearing study abroad experience must be documented by submission of a form to Registration and Records that includes signatures from the student, instructor, appropriate college office, and the International Programs office verifying that the experience has been completed and satisfactory evidence has been provided to document achievement of at least one of the International Perspective learning outcomes.

All courses must be taken and any degree course group requirements (if any) must be met.

Cultural Diversity in the United States

Courses that satisfy the International Perspective Requirement are marked with an asterisk (*).  Asian Studies—ASIA 1800* Canadian Studies—CAST 2010* Communication Disorders—CDIS 1230 Economics—ECON 2000, 2020, 2030 Environmental Health—ENVH 2100* Environmental Studies—ENVS 1010, 2530*, 3010 Ethnic Studies—ETHN 4300* Geography—GEOG 1210*, 1220*, 2250*, 2300*, 3250*, 3310*, 3490*, 4260 Gerontology—GERO 1010, 4050* History—HIST 1510*, 1520*, 1800*, 2050, 2060, 3100*, 3110*, 3770*, 3820*, 4110*, 4290, 4700* Honors—HNRS 2010, 2400 Human Development and Family Studies—HDFS 2020 International Studies—INST 2000* Political Sciences—POLS 1100, 1710*, 1720*, 3010*, 3350, 3510*, 3720*, 4020, 4030 Psychology—PSYC 1010 Public Health—PUBH 3010*, 3200 Sociology—SOC 1010, 2020, 2310*, 3010, 3120, 3400, 3610 Technology—TECH 3020*Note: ACS 2520, ENVS 2530, and GEOL 2500 and 2510 are corequisite and are taught together in a field experience program.

1 courses required.

ACS Cultural Pluralism in the United States
3.0

Writing Proficiency

Recognizing that the ability to communicate in writing is a valuable skill and a hallmark of an educated person, each student enrolled in a baccalaureate or associate degree program must complete satisfactorily GSW 1120 or give evidence of proficiency in written expression equivalent to that attained by the student who completes this course. No student can be excused from meeting this requirement, nor can the requirement be postponed. The courses and services designed to aid students in meeting the writing requirement are coordinated through the General Studies Writing Program. The English Placement Test, administered through this program, assesses the writing skills of entering students. On the basis of this test, students are placed in GSW 1100 (Intensive Introduction to Academic Writing), GSW 1110 (Introduction to Academic Writing), or GSW 1120 (Academic Writing). A student may be required to take two or three of these courses, but no more than six hours of credit earned in these courses may be applied toward graduation. The writing proficiency of students is evaluated at the end of each course until students have reached the University proficiency requirement expected upon completion of GSW 1120. Students who receive transfer credit for English composition and communication courses taken elsewhere may be tested for writing proficiency if it is not clear that they have completed a course equivalent to GSW 1120. Students who wish to be exempted altogether from English composition are also tested for writing proficiency.

All courses must be taken and any degree course group requirements (if any) must be met.

GSW Academic Writing
3.0

Chemistry - Biochemistry Specialization

All courses must be taken and any degree course group requirements (if any) must be met.

Bachelor of Science Requirements

All courses must be taken and any degree course group requirements (if any) must be met.

English Composition

Completion of GSW 1120 or demonstration by examination of proficiency in written expression equivalent to that attained by the student who completes that course. (A penalty is imposed if GSW 1120 is not completed within the first 60 hours.)

All courses must be taken and any degree course group requirements (if any) must be met.

Arts and Humanities

All courses must be taken and any degree course group requirements (if any) must be met.

Fine Arts

1 courses required.

A&S Arts Bg
3.0

General Humanities

Each student is required to complete one course in literature (American, English or foreign), one course in the fine arts, and two additional courses from the arts and humanities list of courses in addition to foreign language courses numbered 2010, 2020, 2120, which apply to Group II, not Group V. Two of these four courses must also be from the BG Perspective list of courses. A list of courses approved for the BG Perspective program and arts and humanities Group V requirement is printed in the

2 courses required.

AFRS Introduction to Africana Studies
3.0
ACS Introduction to American Culture Studies
3.0

Social Sciences

Each student is required to complete two courses in one or more of these areas in addition to the BG Perspective program. A list of courses approved for social science Group IV requirement is printed in the College of Arts and Sciences Handbook.

2 courses required.

ASIA Asian Civilizations
3.0
CAST Introduction to Canadian Studies
3.0

Foreign Languages

Demonstration of proficiency in a language and language area by one of the options listed below: Graduating from a high school where all instruction was conducted in a language other than English; Demonstrating proficiency in the language on the 2020 course level; Having completed four years of one language in high school (student must have completed the fourth full year, for example, Spanish IV, and received credit for these courses); Having completed one of the departmental options listed below (12-14 hours minimum in the same language area, or fewer by advanced placement and high school experience). Note: Foreign language courses numbered 1010, 1020, 2010, 2020, 2120 apply to Group II, not Group V. German, Russian and East Asian Languages (Chinese, Japanese) Completion of GERM 1010 and 1020 plus a minimum of six additional hours from: GERM 1170, 1180, 2010, 2020, 2170, 2180, 2310, 3310 and/or GERM 2600, 3150, 3160, 3600, and 4150; Completion of CHIN 1010, 1020, 2010, 2020; Completion of JAPN 1010, 1020, plus a minimum of six additional hours from: JAPN 2010, 2020, 2150, 2160, 3120, and 4150; Completion of RUSN 1010 and 1020 plus a minimum of six additional hours from: RUSN 2010, 2020, 2150, 2160, 3120, 3130, and/or 4150. Romance and Classical Studies (French, Italian, Latin, Spanish) Option I: FREN 1010, 1020, 2010, 2020; ITAL 1010, 1020, 2010, 2020; LAT 1010, 1020, 2010, 2020; SPAN 1010, 1020, 2010, 2020. Option II: (one of the following) FREN 1010, 1020, 2010, 2120; LAT 1010, 1020, and two of LAT 2010; CLCV 2410, 2420, 2450; SPAN 1010, 1020, 2010, 2120. American Sign Language: EDIS 3240, 3250, 3260, 3270 Course 2020 is required for admission to 3000-level courses. Credit toward a degree is not granted for foreign language courses which duplicate more than two units of high school study.

All courses must be taken and any degree course group requirements (if any) must be met.

Departmental Options

Course 2020 is required for admission to 3000-level courses. Credit toward a degree is not granted for foreign language courses which duplicate more than two units of high school study.

1 courses required.

German

All courses must be taken and any degree course group requirements (if any) must be met.

GERM Elementary Language And Culture I
4.0
GERM Elementary Language And Culture II
4.0

Natural Science and Mathematics

Natural Science requirements fulfilled by Major RequirementsA student is required to complete a minimum of 45 hours of credit, including: A major in biology, chemistry, computer science, environmental science, geology, mathematics, microbiology, neuroscience, physics, psychology, or statistics; A minimum proficiency in mathematics equivalent to MATH 1310*; A laboratory sequence in one of the sciences. (A list of approved courses is printed in the College of Arts and Sciences Handbook.)

All courses must be taken and any degree course group requirements (if any) must be met.

MATH Calculus and Analytic Geometry
5.0

Major Requirements

All courses must be taken and any degree course group requirements (if any) must be met.

CHEM Quantitative Chemical Analysis
3.0
CHEM Organic Chemistry
5.0
CHEM Organic Chemistry
3.0
CHEM Organic Chemistry Laboratory
2.0
CHEM Integrated Analytical and Physical Laboratory
2.0
CHEM General Biochemistry
3.0
CHEM Biochemistry Laboratory
1.0
CHEM General Biochemistry
3.0

Additional Courses

Complete all courses in either Track 1 or Track 2Biology and Math courses may be used in minors.

1 courses required.

Track 1

All courses must be taken and any degree course group requirements (if any) must be met.

CHEM Physical Chemistry
4.0
CHEM Physical Chemistry
4.0
MATH Calculus And Analytic Geometry II
5.0

Additional Specific Requirements

All courses must be taken and any degree course group requirements (if any) must be met.

BIOL Concepts In Biology II
5.0

Minor Requirements

20.0 Hrs. required.

BG Perspective (General Education Curriculum)

International Perspectives Requirement The BG Perspective program has an international perspectives requirement that facilitates student exploration of the significance of diverse international cultures on their own lives and promotes exploring the role of international issues and connections in an increasingly interconnected global society. Students are required to satisfactorily complete at least one approved course, generally from either the social and behavioral sciences or the humanities and the arts domains, that addresses an international perspective. Courses approved to satisfy this international perspective requirement are marked with an asterisk (*) in the general education course lists. An academic study abroad experience bearing three or more credits that achieves one or more of the International Perspective learning outcomes also may fulfill the international perspective requirement. Fulfilling the International Perspective requirement using a credit bearing study abroad experience must be documented by submission of a form to Registration and Records that includes signatures from the student, instructor, appropriate college office, and the International Programs office verifying that the experience has been completed and satisfactory evidence has been provided to document achievement of at least one of the International Perspective learning outcomes.

All courses must be taken and any degree course group requirements (if any) must be met.

Cultural Diversity in the United States

Courses that satisfy the International Perspective Requirement are marked with an asterisk (*).  Asian Studies—ASIA 1800* Canadian Studies—CAST 2010* Communication Disorders—CDIS 1230 Economics—ECON 2000, 2020, 2030 Environmental Health—ENVH 2100* Environmental Studies—ENVS 1010, 2530*, 3010 Ethnic Studies—ETHN 4300* Geography—GEOG 1210*, 1220*, 2250*, 2300*, 3250*, 3310*, 3490*, 4260 Gerontology—GERO 1010, 4050* History—HIST 1510*, 1520*, 1800*, 2050, 2060, 3100*, 3110*, 3770*, 3820*, 4110*, 4290, 4700* Honors—HNRS 2010, 2400 Human Development and Family Studies—HDFS 2020 International Studies—INST 2000* Political Sciences—POLS 1100, 1710*, 1720*, 3010*, 3350, 3510*, 3720*, 4020, 4030 Psychology—PSYC 1010 Public Health—PUBH 3010*, 3200 Sociology—SOC 1010, 2020, 2310*, 3010, 3120, 3400, 3610 Technology—TECH 3020*Note: ACS 2520, ENVS 2530, and GEOL 2500 and 2510 are corequisite and are taught together in a field experience program.

1 courses required.

ACS Cultural Pluralism in the United States
3.0

Writing Proficiency

Recognizing that the ability to communicate in writing is a valuable skill and a hallmark of an educated person, each student enrolled in a baccalaureate or associate degree program must complete satisfactorily GSW 1120 or give evidence of proficiency in written expression equivalent to that attained by the student who completes this course. No student can be excused from meeting this requirement, nor can the requirement be postponed. The courses and services designed to aid students in meeting the writing requirement are coordinated through the General Studies Writing Program. The English Placement Test, administered through this program, assesses the writing skills of entering students. On the basis of this test, students are placed in GSW 1100 (Intensive Introduction to Academic Writing), GSW 1110 (Introduction to Academic Writing), or GSW 1120 (Academic Writing). A student may be required to take two or three of these courses, but no more than six hours of credit earned in these courses may be applied toward graduation. The writing proficiency of students is evaluated at the end of each course until students have reached the University proficiency requirement expected upon completion of GSW 1120. Students who receive transfer credit for English composition and communication courses taken elsewhere may be tested for writing proficiency if it is not clear that they have completed a course equivalent to GSW 1120. Students who wish to be exempted altogether from English composition are also tested for writing proficiency.

All courses must be taken and any degree course group requirements (if any) must be met.

GSW Academic Writing
3.0

Electives

4.0 Hrs. required.

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