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2021-2022 Academic Catalog 
    
2021-2022 Academic Catalog

Human Ecology, B.S.


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Bachelor of Science in Human Ecology Degree Requirements


Students receiving a Bachelor of Science in Biology degree must complete a minimum of 189 credit hours of instruction.

Core Curriculum Offerings


Area I: Humanities, Health, & Wellness 25 Quarter Credit Hours
Area II: Social Sciences 15 Quarter Credit Hours
Area III: Science, Mathematics, & Computers 20 Quarter Credit Hours

Total: 60 Credit Hours


Bachelor of Science Offerings


Area IV: Foundation to Major 47 Quarter Credit Hours
Area V: Major Requirements 45 Quarter Credit Hours
Area VI: Electives 20 Quarter Credit Hours
Area VII: General Electives 17 Quarter Credit Hours

Total: 129 Quarter Credit Hours


Total Bachelor of Science Requirements: 189 Quarter Credit Hours


Areas I, II, III


Core Curriculum Offerings  

Area IV: Foundation to Major


47 Credit Hours

All courses must be completed with a grade of C or better.

B. Physical Sciences (5 credit hours required)


Choose from any BIO, CHM, ENV, or PHS course not previously included.

Area V: Major Requirements


45 Credit Hours

All courses must be completed with a grade of C or better.

Must take courses from A, B, C, and J. May choose between D-E-F and G-H-I.

A. Advanced Communications (5 credit hours required)


B. Advanced Economics (5 credit hours required)


  • HEC 203 - Population, Resources, and the Environment
  • HEC 303 - Energy, Economics, and the Environment

C. Advanced Policy (5 credit hours required)


  • HEC 305 - The How To’s of Environmental Law

AND


OR


Science, Sustainability & Resource Management Specialization (Areas G-I)


G. Advanced Environmental Science (5 credit hours required)


  • BIO 320 - Plants and Society  
  • ENV 304 - Ocean, Coastal, and Estuarine Systems
  • ENV 306 - Biogeochemistry
  • HEC 401 - Epigenetics and the Environment

H. Advanced Sustainability (5 credit hours required)


  • HEC 309 - Conservation Ecology
  • HEC 311 - Global Environmental Change

I. Resource Management Practices (5 credit hours required)


  • HEC 403 - Community Resource Management

AND


J. Internship & Capstone (15 credit hours required)


Area VI: Electives


20 Credit Hours

All courses must be completed with a grade of C or better

A. Track Electives (10 credit hours required)


Choose any additional courses from one specialization above not previously included (i.e. from areas A-C AND D-F or G-I).

B. Science Electives (10 credit hours required)


Choose from any 300 or 400 level BIO, CHM, ENV, NTR, or SHS courses not previously included.

Area VII: General Electives


17 Credit Hours

Choose from any courses not previously included.

Additional Completion Requirements


  1. Completion of at least four years of prescribed study, of which the last 25% must be in residence at Life University.
  2. Satisfactory complete of all Area IV - VI courses with a minimum of grade C or better.
  3. Satisfactory completion of all courses with a minimum overall cumulative GPA of 2.0.
  4. Completion of SLP requirements documented on co-curricular transcript.
  5. File a petition to graduate.
  6. Administrative and student review of records:
    1. Registrar Office - complete a formal academic records review during the quarter immediately preceding the intended quarter for graduation
    2. Financial Aid Office - if received federal loans, must complete Exit Counseling online at www.StudentAid.gov
    3. Student Accounting - “Perkins” exit interview and rectify account balance.

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