2015-16 University Bulletin 
    Jan 26, 2022  
2015-16 University Bulletin [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Natural Sciences, B.S.

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NY State Program Code: 78095
HEGIS Code: 4902.00
CIP Code: 30.0101

Candidates for this degree must have completed at least 120 credits, 60 of which must be in the liberal arts. The final 28 credits must be taken in graded course work at the University, and no more than 60 of total credits may be awarded from prior learning. 28 credits in the major are required. Candidates must have a minimum GPA of 2.5 in their area of concentration and a minimum GPA of 2.0 from Adelphi overall.

University College General Education Requirements (18-24 credits)

6-8 Credits in Arts (Music, Music or Art History, Communication Arts)
6-8 Credits in Social Science (Psych, Sociology, Anthropology, History)
6-8 Credits in Humanistic Studies (Lit, Lang, Philosophy)

Note: students who transfer an AA or AS Degree and who have equivalent coursework can waive General Education requirements.

Requirements for the Bachelor of Science (B.S.) in Natural Sciences

Required GPA: 2.0
Credits Required for Major: 28
Credits Required to Graduate: 120

  • Science courses (includes at least 7 courses with labs) Credits: 28
  • Capstone 1 0637-404 Credits: 4
  • Capstone 2 0637-405 Credits: 4

University College Bachelor Degree Capstone Courses

All University College bachelor’s degree programs (excepting the B.S. in Business, the B.S. in Criminal Justice, and the B.A. in Psychology), are completed by taking a sequence of two 4-credit capstone courses:

The Baccalaureate Capstone is an interdisciplinary seminar that examines how the ideas of the modern age have challenged and altered traditional ways of thinking. As an analysis of the seminal ideas of modernity as defined by the thinkers who originated them, the Baccalaureate Capstone will empower students to think about the world in new and exciting ways.

Semester Sequence

Degree: B.S.
Required GPA: 2.0
Credits Required for Major: 28
Credits Required to Graduate: 120

Course Credits 0-30 31-60 61-90 91-120
    Fall Spring Fall Spring Fall Spring Fall Spring
Science Courses (including at least 7 courses with labs) 28  ✓  ✓  ✓  ✓
Capstone 1 0637-404 4              ✓  
Capstone 2 0637-405 4              

Student must complete 28 credits of in lab science courses. Students should consult with their academic advisor while choosing these courses. These lab sciences can be in any of the following areas:

  • Biology
  • Chemistry
  • Physics
  • Environmental Studies

For more information regarding our General Education and Core requirements, please check our website at uc.adelphi.edu.

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