Natural Sciences Degree Requirements

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B.A.
B.S.
Computer Science
3
3
  COSC 1301
Developing A Christian Mind
3
3
  DCM 2301
English  
12
9
  ENGL 1301, 1302, 2301, and/or 2302
Fine Arts  
3
3
  FINE 1306
Foreign Language 
6-14*
0
  *Six hours at the 2000 level if adequate prerequisites are met
Foundations for Excellence
0-1
0-1
  FOUN 1101 is required of all first year and transfer students with fewer than 15 credit hours (AP, CLEP, IB, or dual/concurrent credit earned while in high school does not count towards these 15 credit hours).
History
6
6
  HIST 1301, 1302, 2301, or 2302
Kinesiology
0-2
0-2
  KNES 1101 and one additional activity course (KNES 1102-1122); for veterans or those 25 years of age or older prior to enrollment at DBU, KNES courses are waived
Mathematics
3-4
3-4
 

(B.A.) MATH 1301 or 1303 or 1307 or 1405
(B.S.) MATH 1303 or 1307 or 1405

[eMAT Advising Tool required prior to registering for any Math class or for any class for which the eMAT is a prerequisite.]

Religion
6-12
6-12
  RELI 1301, 1302, and six additional semester hours depending on semester hours transferred at the time of initial enrollment
Social Science (1000 or 2000 level courses only)
6
6
   

POLS 2301 required for all students. An additional 3 credit hours may be selected from Economics, Philosophy, Political Science, Psychology, or Sociology

Total General Studies Requirements
48-66
39-49
 
CORE CLASSES
Sem. hours
The following courses constitute the core, or foundation classes, and are required by all Natural Sciences Program students.

Biology

8

  BIOL 1405 and BIOL 1406
Chemistry
8
  CHEM 1401 and CHEM 1402
 

Geology

7
  GEOL 1301 and GEOL 1401
Physics
8
  PHYS 1401 and PHYS 1402
Upper-Level Biology
5
  BIOL 3101 and BIOL 3402 (S-L)  
 
Core Total
36
 
CONCENTRATIONS
Each student must choose one concentration area and complete the courses in that concentration:
 

B.A.
B.S.
Biology Concentration
4
4
  BIOL 3404 Genetics (S-L)
4
4
  BIOL 3407 General Botany
4
4
  BIOL 3408 General Zoology
4
4
Chemistry Concentration
  CHEM 3401 Biochemistry
4
4
  CHEM 3402 Organic Chemistry
4
4
  CHEM 3403 Organic Chemistry
4
4
Physics Concentration
  PHYS 3301 Classical Mechanics
3
3
  PHYS 3303 Modern Physics
3
3
  PHYS 3304 Thermodynamics and Statistical Mechanics
3
3
  PHYS 3402 Electrodynamics
4
4
 
Total Concentration Hours
12-13
12-13
       
Upper-Level Electives
24-25
24-25
Sufficient to complete 42 upper-level credit hours.    
Upper or Lower-Level Electives
0-5
4-14
Sufficient to complete a minimum of 126 credit hours.  
   
TOTAL CREDIT HOURS REQUIRED
126-139
126

 

No minor in Natural Sciences is permitted.

(S-L) = Course(s) with field-based service-learning component.

Minimum GPA Required for Graduation from Dallas Baptist University

DBU requires a minimum cumulative, major, and minor GPA of 2.0 (comprised of transfer and DBU hours). 

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