General Studies: Natural Science & Mathematics BA/BS

The General Studies: Natural Sciences & Mathematics program allows a student to develop their own course of study from the different disciplines within the Division of Natural Sciences & Mathematics. Students work with their advisor to tailor the classes in their degree to match personal and professional goals. This degree option serves students that need a custom program in preparation for further graduate studies or pre-professional coursework.

This degree option is not compatible with plans for future teacher certification. Students interested in teacher certification should instead consider the Natural Science – with Secondary Certification program.

Program Learning Outcomes:

Students who complete this program will meet 75% of the outcomes associated with the program with which their curriculum is most closely aligned.

General Education Requirements

Written Communication
Select one of the following:6.00
WRITING AND RHETORIC I
and WRITING AND RHETORIC II
COLLEGE WRITING AND RESEARCH
Oral Communication
Select one from the following:3.00
FUNDAMENTALS OF ORAL COMMUNICATION
SMALL GROUP COMMUNICATION
PUBLIC SPEAKING
Mathematical Ways of Knowing
Select one of the following:3.00-5.00
MATH IN MODERN SOCIETY
FINITE MATHEMATICS
COLLEGE ALGEBRA
COLLEGE ALGEBRA AND TRIGONOMETRY
STATISTICAL REASONING
CALCULUS I
STATISTICAL METHODS FOR THE SCIENCES
MATHEMATICS FOR ELEMENTARY TEACHERS II
FINITE MATHEMATICS
MATH FOR TECHNOLOGY
STATISTICAL REASONING
Humanistic & Artistic Ways of Knowing
Select one course from two categories:6.00-8.00
Literature
LITERATURE AND IDEAS
WORLD CLASSICS
INTERNATIONAL LITERATURE
MYTHOLOGIES
Arts
INTRODUCTION TO ART
THE ART AND HISTORY OF THE MOTION PICTURE
INTRODUCTION TO THE ARTS
SURVEY OF MUSIC
MUSIC IN AMERICA
WORLD MUSIC
HISTORY OF MUSICAL THEATER
HISTORY OF JAZZ AND POPULAR MUSIC STYLES
SURVEY OF THE THEATER
Language
ELEMENTARY NEZ PERCE LANGUAGE I
ELEMENTARY NEZ PERCE LANGUAGE II
ELEMENTARY SPANISH I
ELEMENTARY SPANISH II
Scientific Ways of Knowing
Select one course from two disciplines; one lab7.00-8.00
INTRODUCTION TO BIOINFORMATICS
CONCEPTS OF BIOLOGY
PLANTS AND PEOPLE
BIOLOGY IN FILM
HUMAN BIOLOGY
HUMAN ANATOMY AND PHYSIOLOGY I
CONCEPTS OF CHEMISTRY
GENERAL, ORGANIC AND BIOCHEMISTRY
PRINCIPLES OF CHEMISTRY I
INTRODUCTION TO COMPUTER SCIENCE
INTRODUCTION TO COMPUTER SCIENCE
INTRODUCTION TO FORENSIC SCIENCE
PHYSICAL GEOLOGY
INTRODUCTION TO EARTH SYSTEMS
GEOGRAPHIC INFORMATION SYSTEMS
INTEGRATED SCIENCE II
INTEGRATED SCIENCE I
INTRODUCTION TO NATURAL SCIENCES 1
NATURAL SCIENCE FOR ELEMENTARY EDUCATOR
GENERAL PHYSICS I
GENERAL PHYSICS II
PHYS SCIENCES FOR ELEMENTARY EDUCATORS
DESCRIPTIVE ASTRONOMY
ENGINEERING PHYSICS I
Social & Behavioral Ways of Knowing
Select one course from two disciplines:6.00
CULTURAL ANTHROPOLOGY
WORLD PREHISTORY
INTRODUCTION TO NATIVE AMERICAN STUDIES
PRINCIPLES OF MACROECONOMICS
PRINCIPLES OF MICROECONOMICS
INTRODUCTION TO GEOGRAPHY
WORLD HISTORY I
WORLD HISTORY II
UNITED STATES HISTORY I
UNITED STATES HISTORY II
DIVERSITY IN ORGANIZATIONS
HUMAN RELATIONS IN ORGANIZATIONS
AMERICAN NATIONAL GOVERNMENT
INTERNATIONAL POLITICS
COMPARATIVE GOVERNMENT
INTRODUCTION TO GENERAL PSYCHOLOGY
LIFESPAN DEVELOPMENTAL PSYCHOLOGY
INTRODUCTION TO SOCIOLOGY
SOCIAL PROBLEMS
DIVERSITY IN ORGANIZATIONS
HUMAN RELATIONS IN ORGANIZATIONS
Diversity
Select one of the following:3.00-4.00
CULTURAL ANTHROPOLOGY
WORLD PREHISTORY
INTRODUCTION TO NATIVE AMERICAN STUDIES
RACE AND ETHNICITY
COMMUNICATION AND DIVERSITY
INTERNATIONAL LITERATURE
NATIVE AMERICAN WRITTEN LITERATURE
INTRODUCTION TO GEOGRAPHY
WORLD HISTORY I
WORLD HISTORY II
UNITED STATES HISTORY I
UNITED STATES HISTORY II
DIVERSITY IN ORGANIZATIONS
ETHICS AND IDENTITY
SOCIAL-CULTURAL ASPECTS OF SPORTS
ELEMENTARY NEZ PERCE LANGUAGE I
ELEMENTARY NEZ PERCE LANGUAGE II
COMPARATIVE GOVERNMENT
INTRODUCTION TO SOCIOLOGY
ELEMENTARY SPANISH I
ELEMENTARY SPANISH II
INTERMEDIATE SPANISH I
INTERMEDIATE SPANISH II
DIVERSITY IN ORGANIZATIONS
Integrative Seminar: Ethics & Values
Select one of the following:3.00
ID 300A - 300Z (see course descriptions for options)
HELLS CANYON INSTITUTE
Foreign/Heritage Language
Select 16 credits of language if selecting Bachelor of Arts Degree16.00
Total Credits37.00-43.00

Program Requirements

Major Courses
Select 60 credits from these disciplines: BIOL; CHEM; CS; ENGR; GEOL; GIS; MATH; PHYS60.00
A minimum of 30 upper division credits in the Major area
One course from at least 4 of the Division's disciplines
Note: Major credits may not duplicate General Education courses
Electives
Select 31 elective credits31.00
Total Credits91.00

Sequential Plan of Study 

Plan of Study Grid
First Year
FallCredits
ENGL-101 WRITING AND RHETORIC I 3.00
COREOral Communication 3.00
COREScientific Ways of Knowing 3.00
CORESocial & Behavioral Ways of Knowing 3.00
ElectiveElective Credits 4.00
 Credits16.00
Spring
ENGL-102 WRITING AND RHETORIC II 3.00
COREHumanistic & Artistic Ways of Knowing 3.00
COREHumanistic & Artistic Ways of Knowing 3.00
CORESocial & Behavioral Ways of Knowing 3.00
ElectiveElective Credits 4.00
 Credits16.00
Second Year
Fall
COREMathematical Ways of Knowing 3.00
COREDiversity 3.00
NSNatural Science Course 1 3.00
NSNatural Science Course 1 3.00
NSNatural Science Course 1 3.00
 Credits15.00
Spring
COREScientific Ways of Knowing 4.00
COREIntegrative Seminar: Ethics & Values 3.00
NSNatural Science Course 1 3.00
NSNatural Science Course 1 3.00
ElectiveElective Credits 3.00
 Credits16.00
Third Year
Fall
NSNatural Science Course 1 3.00
NSNatural Science Course 1 3.00
NSNatural Science Course 300/400 Level 1 3.00
NSNatural Science Course 300/400 Level 1 3.00
ElectiveElective Credits 3.00
ElectiveElective Credits 3.00
 Credits18.00
Spring
NSNatural Science Course 1 3.00
NSNatural Science Course 1 3.00
NSNatural Science Course 1 3.00
NSNatural Science Course 300/400 Level 1 3.00
ElectiveElective Credits 4.00
 Credits16.00
Fourth Year
Fall
NSNatural Science Course 300/400 Level 1 3.00
NSNatural Science Course 300/400 Level 1 3.00
NSNatural Science Course 300/400 Level 1 3.00
NSNatural Science Course 300/400 Level 1 3.00
ElectiveElective Credits 4.00
 Credits16.00
Spring
NSNatural Science Course 300/400 Level 1 3.00
NSNatural Science Course 300/400 Level 1 3.00
NSNatural Science Course 300/400 Level 1 3.00
ElectiveElective Credits 3.00
ElectiveElective Credits 3.00
 Credits15.00
 Total Credits128.00

The BA/BS in General Studies: Natural Science & Mathematics prepares students for a wide variety of opportunities including professional employment and graduate school.