MSU Billings Catalog

Broadfield Science Bachelor of Science Degree

Required Courses

General Education Requirements31
Note: 10 credits will be filled from below – 7 Natural Science and 3 Mathematics – leaving 21 needed here.
Biology
BIOB 160Principles of Living Systems *3
BIOB 161Principles Living Systems Lab *1
BIOB 170Principles of Bio Diversity3
BIOB 171Principles Bio Diversity Lab1
BIOB 260Cellular & Molecular Biology3
BIOB 261Cellular & Molecular Biol Lab1
Total Biology credits12
Chemistry
CHMY 141College Chemistry I *3
CHMY 142College Chemistry I Lab *1
CHMY 143College Chemistry II3
CHMY 144College Chemistry II Lab1
Select one of the following courses:4
Analytical Chem-Quant Analysis
and Analyticl Chm Lab-Quant Anlsys
Elements of Organic Chemistry
and Elements of Organic Chem Lab
Organic Chemistry I
and Organic Chemistry Lab I
Total Chemistry credits12
Earth Science
GEO 101Intro to Physical Geology *3
GEO 102Intro to Physical Geology Lab *1
GEO 205Mineralogy4
GEO 211Earth History & Evolution3
GEO 212Earth History & Evolution Lab1
Total Earth Science credits12
Select either Physics or Geography/Geographic Information Systems
Physics
Introduction to Astronomy *
Introduction to Astronomy Lab *
Select either the 205,207 series or the 220,232 series
College Physics I
and College Physics I Lab *
College Physics II
and College Physics II Lab
OR
Physics I
and Physics I Lab
Physics II & Thermo
and Physics II & Thermo Lab
Total Physics credits12
Geography/Geographic Information Systems
Spatial Sciences Tech and Appl
and Spatial Sciences & Tech Lab *
Mapping Techniques
Principles of GIS
Applied GIS/Spatial Analysis
Total Geography/GIS credits13
Concentrations
Complete 18 credits from one of the following concentrations:18
I. Concentration in Environmental Science
General Genetics
General Genetics Lab
Undergraduate Research
Internship/Cooperative Educ
General Ecology
General Ecology Lab
Evolution & Ecology
Evolution & Ecology Lab
General Microbiology
General Microbiology Lab
General Botany
General Botany Lab
Plant Physiology
Plant Physiology Lab
Plant Systematics
Plant Systematics Lab
Vertebrate Zoology
Vertebrate Zoology Lab
Analytical Chem-Quant Analysis
Analyticl Chm Lab-Quant Anlsys
Undergraduate Research
Internship/Cooperative Educ
Weather and Climate
Internship/Cooperative Educ
Sedimentation and Stratigraphy
Undergraduate Research
Cooperative Educ/Internship
II. Concentration in Physical Science
Analytical Chem-Quant Analysis
Analyticl Chm Lab-Quant Anlsys
Phys Chem-Qntm Chm & Spctrscpy
Physical Chemistry Lab I
Phys Chem-Kntcs & Thrmdynmcs
Physical Chemistry Lab II
Advanced Inorganic Chemistry
Advanced Inorganic Chem Lab
Advanced Instrument Analysis
Adv Instrument Analysis Lab
Undergraduate Research
Internship/Cooperative Educ
Weather and Climate
Internship/Cooperative Educ
Sedimentation and Stratigraphy
Structural Geology
Undergraduate Research
Cooperative Educ/Internship
Modern Physics
Modern Physics Lab
UG Research
Internship/Cooperative Educ
Total credits from concentration18
Upper Division Electives
Selected from the following rubrics:7
BCH, BIOB, BIOE, BIOM, BIOO, CHMY, ERTH, GEO, GPHY, PHSX
Total Science Credits73-74
Mathematics
Select two courses from the following:8
Calculus I *
Calculus II
Introduction to Statistics *
Interm Statistical Concepts
Research Design and Analysis
and Research Design and Analysis L
Total Math credits8
Unrestricted Electives17-18
Total Minimum Credits120
*

May satisfy General Education requirements.

 Certain courses in this program have prerequisites; students should check course descriptions for required prerequisites.

Suggested Plan of Study

First Year
Fall
BIOB 160
BIOB 161
Principles of Living Systems
and Principles Living Systems Lab
4
CHMY 141
CHMY 142
College Chemistry I
and College Chemistry I Lab
4
Math requirement4
General Education3
Total15
Spring
BIOB 170
BIOB 171
Principles of Bio Diversity
and Principles Bio Diversity Lab
4
CHMY 143
CHMY 144
College Chemistry II
and College Chemistry II Lab
4
Math requirement4
General Education3
Total15
Second Year
Fall
BIOB 260
BIOB 261
Cellular & Molecular Biology
and Cellular & Molecular Biol Lab
4
CHMY 311
CHMY 312
Analytical Chem-Quant Analysis
and Analyticl Chm Lab-Quant Anlsys
4
GEO 101
GEO 102
Intro to Physical Geology
and Intro to Physical Geology Lab
4
General Education3
Total15
Spring
GEO 211
GEO 212
Earth History & Evolution
and Earth History & Evolution Lab
4
Physics or Geography/GIS core4
Concentration4
General Education3
Total15
Third Year
Fall
GEO 205Mineralogy4
Physics or Geography/GIS core3-4
Concentration4
Elective3-4
Total14-16
Spring
Physics or Geography/GIS corev
Concentration4
General Education3
Electivev
TotalVaries
Fourth Year
Fall
Concentration3
Upper Division Science elective4
General Education3
Electivev
TotalVaries
Spring
Concentration3
Upper Division Science elective3
General Education3
Electivev
TotalVaries