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52.7 Bachelor of Science (BSc)

52.7.1 Overview

    The Bachelor of Science degree consists of *120 arts and science, including at least *66 science (see §55.2 Classification of Courses). The *120 in the program are made up of common liberal arts and sciences requirements, a major subject, an optional minor, and options, as follows:


Liberal arts and sciences common requirements

    The liberal arts and sciences common requirements consist of two areas: *21 in Breadth and *15 in the Augustana Core. The same credit may not be counted twice in courses that relate to more than one category within these areas; that is, a total of 36 different credits must be earned to fulfill these requirements.

    The *21 Breadth requirements consist of four different categories; credits counted towards these categories may not overlap with a student’s first major:

    *3 Fine Arts

    *6 Humanities

    *6 Science

    *6 Social Sciences

    For the actual classification of Augustana courses within these categories, see §55.2.

    The Augustana Core requirements consist of five different categories. A student must complete *15 from at least three of the five categories with no more than *6 in any one category; courses which satisfy these requirements may overlap with a student’s major:

Creative & Imaginative Process

Diversity and Global Studies

Environmental Sustainability

Experiential Learning

Integrating Knowledge

    For more detail on which courses may be counted towards these categories, see §52Augustana Chart 1.


Major subject: *42-60 in one discipline (with the minimum number of credits specified by the discipline), including no more than *12 at the junior level (except when required in a discipline with a performance component or in an interdisciplinary program that requires junior courses from several different disciplines) and including a minimum of *9 at the 300- and 400-level, of which at least *3 must be at the 400-level. Normally no more than *60 in one discipline will be credited towards the degree. In some cases, a major may also require courses in one or more disciplines outside the major; these may be prerequisites for specific courses in the major and/or courses supporting the major in a more general way (up to a maximum of *24).

    Note: A student should be aware that it may not be possible to complete certain combinations of majors, or combinations of majors and minors, without extending the time required to earn the degree.


Optional minor: A minimum of *18 in one discipline or approved interdisciplinary area, including at least *12 at the senior level.


Options: *3-21 (or more, depending on the amount of overlap between the core and the requirements for the major, and/or minor) of the student's choice, (see §52.3). A student may choose to use options to work toward a minor, or second major but should be aware that a double major normally requires more than *120 in the degree program.

52.7.2 Residence Requirement

    Students registered in a BSc program must complete at least 60 senior credits offered by the Augustana Faculty at least *54 of which must be at the senior level. However, language or other study abroad may, with special permission of the Associate Dean, Academic Programs, count toward the residency requirement.

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