BSc (Integrated)

The Bachelor of Science (Integrated) provides a broad science base and integrates more than one area of study.  The program is built upon a foundation of Biology, Chemistry, Mathematics and Physics.  The program allows students to transfer into single-discipline science majors built on a foundation of Biology, Chemistry, Mathematics and Physics, or alternatively to switch from them to the BSc (Integrated).  This program may be useful to students planning to pursue studies in various post-baccalaureate professional areas.  Students should consult with the appropriate professional school(s) to ensure inclusion of all the required courses to be eligible for entry into programs in the desired professional area.  Prior to starting the first year of study, students are strongly encouraged to consult with an appropriate Student Advisor for their anticipated Area of Specialization.

Areas of Specialization are: 

  1. Biology, Ecology and Biochemistry & Molecular Biology

  2. Chemistry, Biochemistry and Molecular Biology

  3. Computer Science

  4. Environmental and Earth Sciences

  5. Geography (Science) and GIS

  6. Mathematics and Statistics

  7. Natural Resources and Forestry

  8. Physics

Students enrolled in the Bachelor of Science (Integrated) must successfully complete a total of 120 credit hours including a minimum of 45 credit hours from upper division (300- or 400-level) courses, and not less than 15 credit hours, at any level, of Humanities and Social Science courses.  Humanities and Social Science courses may be selected from among the areas that are considered Humanities and Social Science for purposes of the BA (General).  Students must complete two Areas of Specialization listed above.  Students must ensure completion of course prerequisites before registering in any course.  

Program Requirements

Lower Division Requirement

BIOL 103-3

Introductory Biology I

BIOL 104-3

BIOL 123-1

BIOL 124-1

Introductory Biology II

Introductory Biology I Laboratory

Introductory Biology II Laboratory

CHEM 100-3

General Chemistry I

CHEM 101-3

General Chemistry II 

CHEM 120-1 

General Chemistry Lab I 

CHEM 121-1

General Chemistry Lab II 

MATH 100-3

Calculus

or   MATH 105-3 

Enriched Calculus


and MATH 101-3 

Calculus II 

or 

MATH 152-3 

and MATH 240-3

Calculus for Non-majors

Basic Statistics 

PHYS 100-4

Introduction to Physics I

or  PHYS 110-4 

Introductory Physics I:  Mechanics 

PHYS 101-4 

Introduction to Physics II 

or PHYS 111-4 

Introductory Physics II: Waves & Electricity

Upper Division Requirement

Students must complete 18 upper division credit hours within each of two Areas of Specialization for a minimum of 36 credit hours.

Note that if a course falls into more than one Area of Specialization, it may be counted in only one Area of Specialization. 

BSc (Integrated) (Northwest Community College Degree Completion Program)

This 60 credit-hour program of study is available only to students who have completed an Associate of Science Degree - Environmental Geosciences Specialization from Northwest Community College.

Degree Requirements:

1.  Northwest Community College Associate of Science Degree - Environmental Geosciences Specialization (minimum Cumulative GPA of 2.0)

2.  Nine credit hours of required courses, as follows:

GEOG 300-3

Geographical Information Systems

ENVS 414-3

Environmental and Professional Ethics

NRES 421-1

Professional Writing

NRES 422-2

Undergraduate Report

  Total: 9 credit hours

3.  Three credit hours of any level of Humanities and Social Sciences

4.  Eighteen credit hours in each of two Areas of Specialization (Specialization in Biology, Ecology, and Biochemistry & Molecular Biology and Specialization in Environmental and Earth Sciences):

Required courses for the Biology, Ecology and Biochemistry & Molecular Biology Area of Specialization:

300 Level

BIOL 301-3

Systematic Botany

BIOL 307-3

Ichthyology and Herpetology

400 Level

BIOL 402-3

Aquatic Plants

BIOL 406-3

Fish Ecology

BIOL 411-3

Conservation Biology

BIOL 414-3

Fisheries Management

  Total: 18 credit hours

Required courses for the Environmental and Earth Sciences Area of Specialization:

Select 18 credit hours of the following eight courses:

ENPL 305-3

Environmental Impact Assessment

ENSC 451-3Groundwater Hydrology

ENSC 308-3

Northern Contaminated Environments

ENSC 404-3

Waste Management

FSTY 425-3

Soil Formation and Classification

GEOG 312-3

Geomorphology of Cold Regions

GEOG 320-3

Sedimentology

GEOG 411-3

Quaternary and Surficial Geology

   Total: 18 credit hours

5.  Elective credit hours in any subject as necessary to ensure completion of a minimum of 60 credit hours.

1)  Eligible courses for the Biology, Ecology, and Biochemistry & Molecular Biology Area of Specialization

BCMB 306-3

Intermediary Metabolism

BCMB 307-3

Proteins

BCMB 308-3

Biochemistry Lab II

BCMB 330-3

Nucleic Acids

BCMB 340-3     

Physical Biochemistry 

BCMB 405-3 

Topics in Biochemistry  and Molecular Biology

BCMB 409-3 

Enzymology

All Upper Division BIOL courses.

2)  Eligible courses for the Chemistry, Biochemistry & Molecular Biology Area of Specialization

BIOL 423-3

Molecular Evolution and Ecology

BIOL 424-3

Molecular Cell Physiology

BIOL 425-3

Applied Genetics and Biotechnology

All Upper Division BCMB and CHEM courses.

3)  Eligible courses for the Computer Science Area of Specialization

Students considering this Area of Specialization should include in the first year:  

CPSC 100-4 

Computer Programming I 

CPSC 141-3

Discrete Computational Mathematics 

CPSC 101-4

Computer Programming II 

All Upper Division CPSC courses except CPSC 311-3.

4)  Eligible courses for the Environmental and Earth Sciences Area of Specialization

ENPL 305-3

Environmental Impact Assessment

ENPL 402-3

Terrain Assessment

FSTY 315-3

Forest Soil Management

FSTY 425-3

Soil Formation and Classification

FSTY 455-3

Biogeochemical Processes in Soil Systems

GEOG 310-3

Hydrology

GEOG 311-3

Concepts in Geomorphology

GEOG 405-3

Fluvial Geomorphology

GEOG 411-3

Advanced Elements in Geomorphology

GEOG 412-3

Geomorphology of Cold Regions

GEOG 414-3

Weathering Processes

NREM 410-3

Watershed Management

PHYS 307-3

Selected Topics in Environmental Physics

All Upper-Division ENSC courses except ENSC 417-6 Designing Solutions in Environmental Engineering.

5)  Eligible courses for the Geography (Science) and GIS Area of Specialization

GEOG 300-3

Geographic Information Systems

GEOG 310-3

Hydrology

GEOG 311-3

Concepts in Geomorphology

GEOG 405-3

Fluvial Geomorphology

GEOG 411-3

Advanced Elements in Geomorphology

GEOG 412-3

Geomorphology of Cold Regions

GEOG 413-3

Advanced GIS

GEOG 414-3

Weathering Processes

GEOG 432-3

Remote Sensing

GEOG 457-3

Advanced Remote Sensing

6)  Eligible courses for the Mathematics & Statistics Area of Specialization

All upper-division MATH courses except MATH 342-3 Biostatistics.

7)  Eligible courses for the Natural Resources and Forestry Area of Specialization

All upper-division FSTY courses except FSTY 310-3 Forest Economics.

All upper-division NREM courses except NREM 306-3 Society, Policy and Administration.

All upper-division NRES courses.

8)  Eligible courses for the Physics Area of Specialization

All upper-division PHYS courses except PHYS 307-3  Selected Topics in Environmental Physics.

Elective and Academic Breadth Requirement
Elective credit hours as necessary to ensure completion of a minimum of 120 credit hours, including any additional credit hours necessary to meet the Academic Breadth requirement of the University (see Academic Regulation 15).