Integrated Science Program

Information for Majors

Special Programs in Liberal Studies Major - Integrated Science Concentration

Degree: Bachelor of Arts
Required: 122 semester hours, to include at least 36 hours at or above the 300 course level
AOS Code: U834

Requirements

I General Education Core Requirements (GEC)

See complete GEC requirements and approved course listings for all categories.

Core Category S.H.
Students may select courses for:  
Literature (GLT) 3
Fine Arts (GFA) 3
Philosophical, Religious, Ethical Principles (GPR) 3
Historical Perspectives on Western Culture (GHP) 3
Social and Behavioral Sciences (GSB) 6
   
Program specifies courses for:  
   
Mathematics (GMT)
required: MAT 191
3
Natural Sciences (GNS)
required: CHE 111 and 112, and PHY 211
8
Reasoning and Discourse (GRD)
ENG 101 or FMS 115 or RCO 101, and one additional GRD course
6

II General Education Marker Requirements

See details and courses. It is possible to meet all GE Marker Requirements while completing the GE Core requirements or courses required by the major/concentration.

Students may select courses for:

Global/Global Non-Western Perspectives (GL/GN)
four (4) courses carrying GL/GN markers, at least one of which must carry the GN marker

One Speaking Intensive (SI) Course
In addition to this SI Marker requirement, students must also complete a second SI course within the major. All programs have identified at least one course among their major requirements that is taught as Speaking Intensive.

One Writing Intensive (WI) Course
In addition to this WI Marker requirement, students must also complete a second WI course within the major. All programs have identified at least one course among their major requirements that is taught as Writing Intensive.

III College of Arts and Sciences Additional Requirements (CAR)

See requirements and approved courses.

Category S.H.
Historical Perspectives on Western Culture
one additional GHP course [Including GEC, students must complete 6 semester hours of GHP courses with one premodern (GPM) course and one modern (GMO) course]
3
Humanities and Fine Arts
one additional Literature (GLT) course
3
Natural Sciences
required: BIO 111
4
Social and Behavioral Sciences (GSB)
one additional GSB course
3
Foreign Language (GFL)
intermediate-level proficiency in one language, demonstrated by placement test, or completion of course work through course number 204
0-12
Writing Intensive Courses (WI)
a total of four WI courses

IV Major Requirements (minimum 57 semester hours)

Completion of the specified courses in each of the following areas:

A. Introductions: ISC 111, ISC 211

B. Foundation Courses: BIO 111, 112; CHE 111, 112, 114, 115; GEO 106, 106L, 311, 311L; PHY 211, 212

C. Advanced Courses: 10-13 credits in one discipline, chosen from the following:

Biology: BIO 301, 302, 355, 356, 392, 393

Chemistry: CHE 205 and 206 or 351, and CHE 372, 406, 407

Geography: GEO 314 and 314L, and three from GEO 305, 330, 359, 510, 511

Physics and Astronomy: AST 209, PHY 321, 321L, 345

D. Advanced Integrated/Applied Science: one from BIO 499, CHE 491 or 492, GEO 490, or PHY 495, for 3 s.h.

V Related Area Requirements

MAT 191, STA 271

Only courses in the major and related area requirements completed with a grade of C (2.0) or greater will count toward the degree. A GPA of 2.50 or greater in the science courses in the major is required for the degree.

VI Electives

Electives should be sufficient to complete the 122 semester hours required for the degree.