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Bachelor of Science (B.S.)

This degree indicates significant exploration and achievement in the behavioral, health, natural, physical, or social sciences.

This degree is also offered via Global Campus/CMU Online for selected majors.

Program Requirements

General Education Requirements (30-42 hours)

See General Education Requirements.

Natural and Social Sciences Requirements (0-13 hours)

A minimum of 9 credit hours of natural or social science (see list of designators below) at the 300-level or above are required; at least 6 credit hours from the same designator and no double counting with General Education. A minimum of 3-4 credit hours of statistics or calculus are required from the following: BIO 500, ECO 285, GEL 420HSC 544, MTH 132, MTH 217, PSY 211QR, SOC 200, STA 282QR, STA 382QR, STA 392 (these may double count with General Education).

Natural and Social Sciences Designators:

ACT - Actuarial Science
ANT - Anthropology
AST - Astronomy
BIO - Biology
CHM - Chemistry
CPS - Computer Science
CSD - Communication Sciences and Disorders
ECO - Economics
ENS - Environmental Science
ENV - Environmental Studies
ESC - Earth Science
FNS - Food and Nutrition
GEL - Geology
GEO - Geography
HDF - Human Development & Family Studies
HSC - Health Sciences
HST - History
ITC - Information Technology
MET - Meteorology
MTH - Mathematics
PAD - Public Administration
PHS - Physical Science
PHY - Physics
SCI - Sciences
PSC - Political Science
PSY - Psychology
SOC - Sociology
STA - Statistics

Specialized Studies


Any major approved for offering on the Bachelor of Science; see the major chart in this Bulletin.

The major on the BS degree may include courses taken to satisfy other degree requirements.


Minors are optional; however, certain majors require a particular minor or one chosen from a list of acceptable minors. See departments for major requirements.


The number of elective hours will vary depending upon the requirements for the major.

Minimum Totals for Graduation: 120 hours

  • To graduate from CMU you must complete a minimum of 120 hours, at least 40 of which must be in courses numbered 300 or above. Please note: the combination of some majors and minors may require more than 120 hours for graduation.
  • Not all major/minor combinations are allowed. Please consult with a university advisor to confirm your choice.
  • No more than a total of 27 hours may be taken from the College of Business Administration and counted towards graduation. Courses with an ECO designator are excluded.
  • You should read the Requirements for Graduation in this Bulletin for a complete description.