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2022-23 Undergraduate Bulletin 
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Bachelor of Science for Sciences and Mathematics, BS

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1. Core Curriculum Requirements (42 hours)

A. Communication (6 hours)

B. Mathematics (3 hours):

Three hours from:

C. Life and Physical Sciences (6 hours)

(Lab required)

D. Language, Philosophy and Culture (3 hours)

E. Creative Arts (3 hours)

F. American History (6 hours):

Six hours:

H. Social and Behavioral Sciences (3 hours)

I. Component Area Option (6 hours)

2. College Requirements

Three or four hours from:

(depending on requirements of major)

Six to eight hours from:

The natural science courses used to satisfy 1-C above and this requirement must have at least two different sciences represented.


*An asterisk before a course number indicates that the appropriate laboratory course must be taken in conjunction with the lecture course.

3. Additional Requirements

  • Each discipline may restrict course selections from the core in order to satisfy degree requirements in that discipline. These restricted choices will be found in the degree plan for each discipline.
  • Only three hours of mathematics and six hours of science are included in the core. Programs requiring four credit hour mathematics or science courses incorporate the additional hours elsewhere in their program requirements.
  • An academic major of at least 30 specified semester hours is required for all departments. At least 12 of the 15 advanced semester hours must be in residence at SFA.
  • A minimum of 42 semester hours of work in residence at SFA, at least 36 hours of which must be advanced.
  • Enough additional hours to make a total of at least 120 semester hours, including those in any minor that may be required by a department.
  • A grade of at least C in each first-year English course, a C average at SFA and a C average in all specified work completed in the major and minor fields, considered separately, at SFA. These required averages are based on courses in each category included in the student’s official degree plan.

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