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College of Science Majors

A College of Science degree is conferred when a student successfully completes all requirements in their degree program. Students will complete coursework or approved experiential learning activities to meet the following three degree components: Major Area of Study, College of Science Core Requirements and degree electives, where listed.  Majors - Frequently Asked Questions

Biological Sciences

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Biology 2022 DPG 2021 DPG 2021
Cell, Molecular and Developmental Biology 2022 DPG 2021 DPG 2021
Chemical Biology and Biochemistry 2022 DPG   2021 DPG 2021
Ecology, Evolution & Environmental Biology 2022 DPG   2021 DPG 2021
Genetics 2022 DPG   2021 DPG 2021
Health and Disease 2022 DPG   2021 DPG 2021
Microbiology Honors 2022 DPG   2021 DPG 2021
Microbiology 2022 DPG   2021 DPG 2021
Neurobiology & Physiology 2022 DPG   2021 DPG 2021

Special Note: Students wishing to pursue Pre-Dental, Pre-Medical and Pre-Veterinary Studies will work with their academic advisor to tailor their major program to meet professional school admissions requirements.

Chemistry

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Biochemistry (Chemistry) 2022 DPG   2021 DPG 2021
Chemical Biology and Biochemistry 2022 DPG   2021 DPG 2021
Chemistry Education See science education See science education See science education See science education
Chemistry 2022 DPG   2021 DPG 2021
Chemistry (ACS) 2022 DPG   2021 DPG 2021

Computer Science

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Computer Science 2022 DPG   2021 DPG 2021
Computer Science Honors 2022 DPG   2021 DPG 2021
Data Science 2022 DPG   2021 DPG 2021

Earth, Atmospheric, and Planetary Sciences

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Atmospheric Science 2022 DPG   2021 DPG 2021
Environmental Geoscience 2022 DPG   2021 DPG 2021
Earth Space Science Education See science education See science education See science education See science education
Geology & Geophysics 2022 DPG   2021 DPG 2021
Planetary Sciences 2022 DPG   2021 DPG 2021

Math/Actuarial Science

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Actuarial Science

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Actuarial Science Honors

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Core Mathematics

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Core Mathematics Honors

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Data Science

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Mathematics Education

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Applied Mathematics

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Mathematics/Business

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Mathematics/Computer Science

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Mathematics/Statistics

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Physics

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Applied Physics Honors 2022 DPG   2021 DPG 2021
Applied Physics 2022 DPG   2021 DPG 2021
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Physics 2022 DPG   2021 DPG 2021
Physics Honors 2022 DPG   2021 DPG 2021

Science Education

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Biology Education 2022 DPG   2021 DPG 2021
Chemistry Education 2022 DPG   2021 DPG 2021
Earth Space Science Education 2022 DPG   2021 DPG 2021
Physics Education 2022 DPG   2021 DPG 2021

Statistics

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Applied Statistics 2022 DPG   2021 DPG 2021
Data Science 2022 DPG   2021 DPG 2021
Statistics Honors 2022 DPG   2021 DPG 2021
Statistics-Math Emphasis 2022 DPG   2021 DPG 2021

Interdisciplinary Science

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BIOL Concentration in Biology 2022 DPG   2021 DPG 2021
CHEM Concentration in Chemistry 2022 DPG   2021 DPG 2021
CS Concentration in Computer Science 2022 DPG   2021 DPG 2021
EAPS Concentration in Earth, Atmospheric, and Planetary Sciences 2022 DPG   2021 DPG 2021
MATH Concentration in Math 2022 DPG   2021 DPG 2021
PHYS Concentration in Physics 2022 DPG   2021 DPG 2021
STAT Concentration in Statistics  2022 DPG   2021 DPG 2021

Older Plans of Study

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