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Bachelor of Science in Natural Sciences

Bachelor's in Natural Sciences Degree

The Bachelor of Science in Natural Sciences degree is a career-building program designed specifically for working adults.

Our online natural sciences program enables you to integrate credits from multiple scientific disciplines into a coherent degree—one that helps you succeed in the workplace and compete in the job market.

A national leader in adult education, Excelsior designed its natural sciences degree for working adults who need to balance education with work and family obligations. You'll take all your classes online, working from your own computer, with maximum flexibility and convenience. In addition:

  • Excelsior's generous transfer policies speed you toward graduation by letting you get maximum value out of previously earned college credits.
  • You can get academic credit for many forms of military training and job experience.
  • Our budget-friendly tuition and student fees make Excelsior's natural sciences degree extremely affordable.
  • You'll get outstanding academic support from Excelsior's nationally recognized advising team.

A Natural Sciences Degree that Pays Career Dividends

Our natural sciences degree program meets the same high academic standards that apply to on-campus colleges. You'll study with experienced faculty drawn from natural science programs throughout the country. And Excelsior's advanced online portal enables you to interact closely with instructors and collaborate with other students.

You'll graduate with a respected natural sciences degree and a well-rounded set of marketable skills.

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BS in Natural Sciences Credit Requirements

Minimum of 120 credits: 60 credits (21 in upper level) in arts and sciences and 60 credits (9 in upper level) in applied professional courses, additional arts and sciences courses or a combination of both. Concentration: minimum of 33 credits, with at least 18 at the upper level including a 3 credit capstone course and a minimum 2.0 GPA required. All science courses must be taken within ten years from the time of enrollment. Please speak to your advisor for details.

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Catalog: Liberal Arts

Liberal Arts Catalog

Review degree requirements, learning outcomes, core courses, and more in the School of Liberal Arts Catalog.

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Institutional Accreditation

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Excelsior College is accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education, 3624 Market Street, Philadelphia, PA 19104. (267-284-5000). The Middle States Commission on Higher Education is an institutional accrediting agency recognized by the U.S. Secretary of Education and the Council for Higher Education Accreditation.

All of Excelsior College's academic programs are registered (i.e., approved) by the New York State Education Department.

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