The Bachelor of Science Degree in Natural Science provides broad training across several science disciplines and is offered as two options: Traditional (Option I) and Blended (Option II). Natural Science majors choose one option, and majors choosing the Traditional or Blended option must select an emphasis area (biology, chemistry, geoscience, or physics). Students should speak with a Natural Science adviser before choosing an option.
High school preparation is recommended in algebra (two years), chemistry, geometry, physics, and trigonometry.
In both options students must earn a grade of C or higher in all courses that satisfy the following university, general education or major requirements.
The total number of units required for the Bachelor of Science degree in Natural Science, Traditional Option is 184-185 units, of which 118-119 units are in the major depending on the emphasis selected.
The total number of units required for the Bachelor of Science degree in Natural Science, Blended Option is 201-203 units, of which 135-137 units are in the major depending on the emphasis selected.
Consult with an advisor for the specific number of units required in all areas of the degree including General Education, 60 upper-division unit graduation requirement, and elective units needed to complete the major.