Bachelor of Science Degree - Academic Core

To receive a Bachelor of Science degree, a student must fulfill the following course requirements:

Degree Requirements

A. Core Courses - 57 hours


determined by major

Christian Studies - 6 hours

CSBS 1311Old Testament Survey


CSBS 1312New Testament Survey


Contemporary World Issues or Social Science - 3 hours

English - 12 hours

ENGL 1321Rhetoric & Composition I


ENGL 1322Rhetoric & Composition II


ENGL Literature


Exercise and Sport Science (2 activity courses) - 2 courses

Fine Arts - 3 hours

Lab Science - 12 hours

two different disciplines

Public Speaking - 3 hours

COMM 1320Public Speaking


Quantitative Reasoning - 3 hours

MATH 1304Quantitative Reasoning




Scientific Inquiry or Natural Sciences - 3 hours

Social Science - 6 hours

two different disciplines outside of the major

Chapel - 1 to 4 credits

UMHB 1002Chapel


UMHB 1002: credits determined by admission classification

Fine Arts Experience - 2-8 credits

UMHB 1005Fine Arts Experience


UMHB 1005: credits determined by admission classification

Freshman Seminar - 1 hour

UMHB 1101Freshman Seminar


UMHB 1101: required for first-time freshmen with fewer than 12 semester hours of transfer credit only

World Ideas or Philosophy or Non-US History - 3 hours

B. Complete a major with a minimum of 24 semester hours and a maximum of 39 semester hours.

Lower level courses may be included in these hours, but a minimum of 12 semester hours must be taken in upper level courses. Some majors require additional support courses outside the major field. Specific requirements are detailed in the major field’s department section. See the Degrees section for a listing of available majors.

C. Electives (as necessary) to bring total to - 124 hours

D. Core course requirements, major field requirements, minor field requirements (if applicable), and electives must total a minimum of 124 semester hours.

However, the requirements of some majors/minors may extend the total beyond 124 semester hours.


Teacher Certification: Students wishing to meet Texas Teacher Certification requirements should refer to the Academic Foundation and Professional Education requirements as stated in this catalog by the College of Education.