BA in Natural Sciences/Mathematics

The Bachelor of Arts (BA) degree program in Natural Sciences/Mathematics prepares adults for career change, advancement or graduate education, while providing personal enrichment. The program is designed for students interested in combining course work in three or more subjects within Natural Sciences/Mathematics and developing a broad general knowledge of the traditional liberal arts disciplines.

Learning Outcomes

  • Define the major concepts and theoretical perspectives of at least two natural sciences disciplines
  • Explain the interrelationships between the conceptual frameworks that distinguish the natural sciences disciplines
  • Discuss the historical development of at least two natural sciences disciplines

BA in Natural Sciences/Mathematics Credit Distribution

Subject Category Credits
I. General Education Requirements 60
A. Intellectual and Practical Skills 15
  • Written Communication
  • Oral Communication
  • Quantitative Literacy
  • Information Literacy
B. Civic and Global Learning 9
  • Diversity
  • Ethics
  • Civic Engagement
C. Knowledge of Human Cultures 12
D. Understanding the Physical and Natural World 4-7
E. General Education Electives 17-20
II. Area of Study: Natural Sciences/Mathematics 33
  • 1. Students complete 30 credits in the natural sciences/mathematics concentration.
  • 2. At least three different subjects must be included, which provides for breadth of knowledge in the natural sciences/mathematics. Also, students must earn at least 12 credits in one subject area. A maximum of 18 credits can be earned in any one subject area in order to have a balanced interdisciplinary concentration.
  • 3. Courses transferred to Thomas Edison State University are equated to the following levels: 100, 200, 300 or 400. A maximum of two college-level courses equating to the 100 level can be applied toward the area of concentration. A minimum of 18 credits equating to 300 or 400 Thomas Edison State University courses are required.
  • 4. LIB-495 Liberal Arts Capstone is required.
III. Electives 27
Total 120


Note: The following areas are considered natural sciences/mathematics and may be used as a subject area in the concentration: biology, computer science, geology, physics, chemistry, environmental science, mathematics.


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