What Are Some Degrees Commonly Given a Bachelor of Science Degree?


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Programs in the natural and physical sciences such as biology, neuropsychology, chemistry and physics commonly lead to the Bachelor of Science degree. Mathematics and computer science are also typical Bachelor of Science degree programs.

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The University of Michigan - Ann Arbor awards a Bachelor of Science degree when 60 or more credits towards the degree come from the natural or physical sciences. At Michigan, whether a psychology major receives a Bachelor of Arts or a Bachelor of Science degree in psychology depends on the number of science credits the student completes.

Lehigh University gives a Bachelor of Science degree for natural science subjects, statistics, computer science and psychology, but views it as a degree more tightly focused on a science major and related science courses. This is in contrast to its Bachelor of Arts and Sciences degree, for which students can take a broader range of electives. Lehigh gives the Bachelor of Science degree in a subject, such as a Bachelor of Science in Earth and Environmental Sciences, but its Bachelor of Arts and Sciences degree is not specific to a discipline, although students can choose a major such as anthropology or journalism.

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