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University Bulletin

Undergraduate Degree Programs

PROGRAM CURRENTLY ON HOLD;
NOT ACCEPTING NEW STUDENTS
Begin Date of Enrollment Hold: July 20, 2012

Science

Penn State Erie, The Behrend College (SCNCE)

This major provides broad, general training with a background in science. It allows students to prepare for graduate studies in their field of interest. Most graduates of the Science major go on to graduate school in order to obtain employment in research. Other students choose this major because of an educational objective more readily obtained by it than by some specific subject matter.

For the B.A. degree in Science, a minimum of 120 credits is required.

Each student must earn at least a grade of C in each 300- and 400-level course in the major field.

Scheduling Recommendation by Semester Standing given like (Sem: 1-2)

GENERAL EDUCATION: 45 credits
(18 of these 45 credits are included in the REQUIREMENTS FOR THE MAJOR)
(See description of General Education in front of Bulletin.)

FIRST-YEAR SEMINAR:
(Included in ELECTIVES)

UNITED STATES CULTURES AND INTERNATIONAL CULTURES:
(Included in GENERAL EDUCATION course selections or BACHELOR OF ARTS DEGREE REQUIREMENTS)

WRITING ACROSS THE CURRICULUM:
(Included in REQUIREMENTS FOR THE MAJOR)

ELECTIVES: 7-11 credits

BACHELOR OF ARTS DEGREE REQUIREMENTS: 24 credits
(3 of these 24 credits are included in the REQUIREMENTS FOR THE MAJOR, GENERAL EDUCATION, or ELECTIVES and 0-12 credits are included in ELECTIVES if foreign language proficiency is demonstrated by examination.)
(See description of Bachelor of Arts Degree Requirements in front of Bulletin.)

REQUIREMENTS FOR THE MAJOR: 58-82 credits
(At least 6 credits must be at the 400 level.)
(This includes 18 credits of General Education courses; 9 credits of GN courses; 6 credits of GQ courses; 3 credits of GWS courses.)

PRESCRIBED COURSES (23 credits)
CHEM 110 GN(3), CHEM 111 GN(1), CHEM 112 GN(3), CHEM 113 GN(1), MATH 140 GQ(4), MATH 141 GQ(4) (Sem: 1-2)
ENGL 202C GWS(3) (Sem: 1-4)
MATH 230(4) (Sem: 3-4)

ADDITIONAL COURSES (8-12 credits)
PHYS 250 GN(4), PHYS 251 GN(4) or PHYS 211 GN(4), PHYS 212 GN(4), PHYS 213 GN(2), PHYS 214 GN(2) (Sem: 3-4)

SUPPORTING COURSES AND RELATED AREAS (27 credits)
Select 9 credits of biological sciences from General Education courses (Sem: 1-2)
Select 3 credits of arts or humanities (Sem: 1-8)
Select 15 credits: 12 credits in category a, b, c, or d and 3 additional credits in any one of the categories: (Sem: 5-8)
a. biological sciences
b. earth and material sciences
c. mathematical sciences
d. physical sciences

Last Revised by the Department: Summer Session 2000

Blue Sheet Item #: 28-04-014D

Review Date: 1/30/01

UCA Revision #1: 8/14/06

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