Bachelor of Science (B.S.)
Any course requirements over and above TBR General Education and departmental course requirements in the major shall be determined by the individual departments consistent with university approval processes.
NOTE: The College of Arts and Sciences accepts a maximum of two semester hours in physical activity courses toward the fulfillment of its degree requirements.
To qualify for the Bachelor of Science degree, the student must complete a minimum of 120 qualifying semester hours with a grade point average of 2.0. A minimum of 42 semester hours must be in courses from the upper division. A minimum grade of "C" is required in every course applicable toward a major or minor (including corequisites). A minimum cumulative GPA of 2.0 is required for courses applied to the major. Every student should be aware that the mere completion of course outlined below with a minimum grade of "C" does not guarantee classification as a major or minor in the discipline concerned; the student must be recommended by the chair of the department in which the major or minor is sought. If, in the opinion of the department chair, the quality of the student's work is not high enough, additional work, the repetition of courses, or other evidence of acceptable scholarship may be required.
University residence requirements are explained in detail in the Graduation from the University section. A transfer student in The College of Arts and Sciences must earn at least 6 semester hours in residence in the major subject and at least 3 semester hours in the minor. These credits may be earned only through regular class enrollment for a letter grade.
Prior Learning Assessment
Students who wish to accelerate the completion of their degree may be eligible to earn credit through Prior Learning Assessment (PLA) which includes Experiential Learning, credit earned CLEP or DSST standardized exams, or departmental credit by examination. For more information on Prior Learning Assessment