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BACHELOR OF ARTS or BACHELOR OF SCIENCE
IN GENERAL SCIENCE

Advisor: Dowse

General Education & Other Requirements By This Major
Two of the Lab Science courses listed in the core requirements will count for
General Education credits and must be passed with a grade of C or higher.
Students must choose a minor from a separate discipline.
54 credits of upper division courses are required (6 credits outside of major &
minor). At least 12 credit hours must come from Writing Intensive courses.

B.A. Requirements
Complete any upper division Spanish course, or one of the following:
SPAN 202, SPAN 214, or SPAN 252

B.S. Requirements (6 credit hours)
MATH 321 Statistics 3

Complete an additional three credit hours in Computer Science, beyond the
General Education requirements.

General Science Core Requirements (8 credits will count for Gen’l Ed Lab science)
BIOL 202/203 Majors I: Plant Form, Function and Diversity & lab 4
BIOL 204/205 Majors II: Animal Form, Function and Diversity & lab 4
CHEM 151/153 General Chemistry I & lab 4
CHEM 152/154 General Chemistry II & lab 4
  Total core & gen’l ed lab science credit hours 16

Guided Electives (select 15 credit hours minimum from the following courses
plus another 24 credits in upper division courses as specified):
CMPS 140 Intro to Computer Science 3
GEOL 101/103 General Geology I & lab 4
GEOL 102/104 General Geology II & lab 4
GEOL 311/313 Natural Resources & lab 4
GEOL 315 Geology of New Mexico 3
PHYS 151/153 General Physics I & lab 4
PHYS 152/154 General Physics II & lab 4
PHYS 171/173 Principles of Physics I & lab 4
PHYS 172/174 Principles of Physics II & lab 4
PHSC 115/116 Descriptive Astronomy & lab 4
  Total credits from listed courses 15

Other upper division electives
Upper-division science electives in Biological Science 12
Upper-division science electives in Physical Science,  
(Chemistry, Physics, Geology) 12
Total upper division electives 24
Total core and elective credits for major 47
(outside of General Education and BA/BS hours)  

Degree Plans

 
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