Dec 15, 2019  
2019-20 Catalog 
    
2019-20 Catalog

Natural Science (without licensure) BS


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The BSNS (without licensure) serves students who seek education and a career in science or a science-related field. BSNS students must complete coursework in an area of concentration (biology or geology) and at least two other areas of math or science. Recent recipients of the BSNS are employed as health professionals, laboratory technicians, environmental consultants, naturalists, and in other positions in business, industry, and government. Students pursuing the BSNS should meet with a faculty advisor to design their program.

Degree Requirements for the Biology Concentration


General Education Program 40 Hours
  The Natural Science component of the GEP is satisfied by the requirements of the bachelor of science in natural science. The Oral Communication component of the GEP will be met within this degree. See the General Education Program Requirements by Content Category  for further information about the GEP.  
Natural Science Curriculum 53 Hours
General Electives 27 Hours
   
Minimum Hours Required 120 Hours

Natural Science Curriculum (54 Hours)


Biology Electives (16-17 Hours)


Any biology course numbered 2000 or higher. Sixteen hours must be at 3000 or above, with at least 4 of these at 4000 or above.

Second Science Area (12 Hours)


Twelve hours of courses in any one area of science other than the primary concentration. Students may choose GEOL, CHEM, MATH, or PHYS. Math courses must be numbered 1200 or above.

Third Science Area (8 Hours)


Eight hours of courses in any one area of science other than the primary concentration or secondary science area. Students may choose GEOL, CHEM, MATH, or PHYS. Math courses must be numbered 1200 or above.

Additional Science/Math (3 Hours)


Mathematics Proficiency Requirement


Proficiency in MATH 1250 (Trigonometry) through completion or through placement in, and completion of, a higher level math (i.e. MATH2110-Calculus) is required for the BS-Natural Science concentrations.

Eligible Math Courses Include:

General Electives (35-39 Hours)


See special note below.

Oral Communications Requirement


Choose ONE of the following courses:

Degree Requirements for the Geology Concentration


The geology concentration is designed for students seeking careers in earth science, environmental science, or entry into graduate programs in geology  or environmental science. For information concerning the degree program, contact the Department of Natural Sciences.

General Education Program 34 Hours
  The Natural Science component of the GEP is satisfied by the requirements of the bachelor of science in natural science. See the General Education Program Requirements by Content Category  for further information about the GEP.  
Natural Science Curriculum 52 Hours
General Electives 34 Hours
   
Minimum Hours Required 120 Hours

Natural Science Curriculum (55 Hours)


Second Science Area (12 Hours)


Twelve hours of courses in any one area of science other than the primary concentration. Students may choose physics, biology, chemistry, or math. Math courses must be numbered 1200 or above.

Third Science Area (8 Hours)


Eight hours of courses in any one area of science other than the primary concentration or secondary science area. Students may choose physics, biology, chemistry, or math. Math courses must be numbered 1200 or above.

Additional Science/Math (4 Hours)


Any course in biology, geology, chemistry, natural science, physics, or math not used above. Math courses must be numbered 1200 or above.

Mathematics Proficiency Requirement


Proficiency in MATH 1250 (Trigonometry) through completion, or through placement in and completion of a higher level math (i.e. MATH2110 - Calculus) is required for all BS-Natural Science concentrations.

General Electives (33-34 Hours)


See special note.

Bachelor Degrees


Special Notes

  • Students must complete—at Shawnee State— at least 12 credit hours in their majors. The 12 hours must be taken at the 3000 or 4000 level. In the case of the BS natural science, at least 8 of the 12 upper division hours must be in the first concentration.
  • General Electives:  Elective hours are not limited to any particular area of study and can be earned in science to enhance the major or to complete requirements for a minor. Courses from all departments of the University can be used to satisfy the electives requirements. Electives should include courses in the arts and humanities. Coherent groups of courses are encouraged and should be chosen with the student’s career objectives and personal interests in mind. Consultation with your faculty advisor is highly recommended so that electives can be an important component of your educational experience.

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