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Bachelor of Science (General Degree Requirements)


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Schoolcraft Degree and Program Code

BS - BACHELOR OF SCIENCE

Schoolcraft College currently offers the Bachelor of Science in Culinary and Dietary Operations Management, program code # BS.00397. Please see the specific program requirements for the Culinary and Dietary Operations Management BS Degree .

Description

By obtaining a bachelor of science (BS) degree, students will be prepared to seek employment in their chosen career field. 

Degree Focus

Occupational Specialization: Completion of a broad distribution of courses in English Communication, humanities, mathematics, natural sciences, and social sciences distribution areas, as well as occupational, technical and specialization courses that satisfy the development of a specialist skill set.

English Composition*

Minimum 3 credit hours.

Completion of a minimum of one English composition course.

English Composition or Communication*+

Minimum 3 credit hours.

Completion of a second English composition course.

Completion of a communication arts course.

Humanities+

Minimum 4 credit hours.

Completion of a minimum of two humanities courses from two different disciplines.
Art, Communication Arts+, English (Literature), Foreign Language, History+, Humanities, Music, Philosophy or Theatre

Mathematics

Minimum 20 credit hours.

Completion of a minimum of one mathematics course from Schoolcraft’s approved Michigan Transfer Agreement (MTA) course list.

Completion of a minimum of two natural science courses from two different disciplines.

One must be a lab science course.

Biology, Chemistry, Earth, Geography+, Nutrition and Food Science, or Physics

Completion of technical or specialization courses that serve as specific or supportive of the occupational and academic goals.

Natural Science

Technical or Specializations

Social Sciences+

Minimum 6 credit hours.

Completion of a minimum of two social science courses from two different disciplines.

Anthropology, Economics, Geography+, History+, Political Science, Psychology, or Sociology

Major Area of Study

Minimum 30 credit hours in a major specialization concentration area are identified and listed in the program requirements which are specific or supportive of the occupational and academic goals.

General Electives

Minimum 54 credit hours in liberal arts, technical, or specialization courses not previously taken that satisfy career and academic goals and requirements.

Course Level

All courses that apply to this degree must be at the 100- through 400-level with a minimum overall grade point average (GPA) of 2.0 unless a higher cumulative grade-point is stipulated by the specific program. A minimum of 30 credits must be at the 300- or 400-level.

Credit Requirement

Minimum 120 credit hours.

Institutional Requirements

Completion of all Schoolcraft College (SC) Core Abilities and a minimum of 30 credit hours bachelor-level Schoolcraft College General Education requirements in English communication, humanities, mathematics, natural sciences, and social sciences.

The Michigan Transfer Agreement (MTA) may be used to fulfill the Schoolcraft College General Education requirements.

PLEASE NOTE: Students may not use the same History course to satisfy both the humanities and social sciences distribution requirement. Only certain Geography courses can be used for a natural science or social science course.

Types of Courses

There are two primary types of courses that may be used towards fulfilling credentials such as certificate, associate, or bachelor’s degrees at Schoolcraft College (SC).   The nature, goals, and use of each course determines the type of course and how it applies toward each credential at Schoolcraft College or at transfer institutions.  The two types of courses include occupational and liberal arts courses.

  1. Occupational Courses - Occupational courses have a direct career relationship and focus on developing necessary knowledge and skills to enter the workforce within the chosen field of study-e.g., ACCT 103 , EMT 115 , MFG 211 , WELD 120 . Occupational courses may or may not transfer to another institution. The course description in the catalog will indicate if the course is an occupational course.  No SC occupational course may be used toward SC General Education (SCGE) or to meet the requirements for Michigan Transfer Agreement (MTA).

  2. Liberal Arts Courses - Liberal Arts courses provide general knowledge and theory in English communication, humanities, natural sciences, mathematics, and social sciences areas. Liberal Arts courses may fall into three categories:

    • Applied Liberal Arts - Courses that are focused on building particular skills through the practice and application of talents or concepts-e.g., ART 248 ENG 205 CAB 102 THEA 204 MUSIC 114 COLLS 105 . Applied Liberal Arts courses typically do not transfer to other institutions.  A subset of these courses may be used toward meeting the requirements for SCGE. The course description in the catalog will indicate if the course is an applied liberal arts course.

    • Liberal Arts used for Schoolcraft College General Education (SCGE) - Courses that are theory-based or application-based which offer a wide distribution of experiences to students across multiple disciplines-e.g., ENG 100 PSYCH 153 HIST 138 MATH 106 . These courses may or may not transfer to another institution. Liberal Arts courses that do not transfer are typically applied in nature, such as MATH 106 . Liberal Arts courses that are intended to transfer are typically theory-based. The course description will indicate if the course fulfills a general education component -e.g., PSYCH 153 .

    • Liberal Arts Courses used for Transfer - Courses which are theory-based and offer a wide distribution of experiences to students across multiple disciplines-e.g., PSYCH 153 BIOL 101 ECON 201 ART 120 , MATH 111 . These courses are a sub-set of the Liberal Arts used for SCGE which meet both SCGE and the requirements for the Michigan Transfer Agreement (MTA). The MTA identified courses that are intended to meet the general education requirements at transfer institutions are identified in the course description. Information about the MTA requirements may be found at https://www.mitransfer.org/michigan-transfer-agreement.

*Credentials - documentation of satisfactory completion of courses that result in a nationally recognized acknowledgment of learning and skills. Schoolcraft College offers skills certificate, certificate, associate and bachelor degree credentials.

Liberal Arts Courses Fulfilling Schoolcraft College General Education and/or Michigan Transfer Agreement (MTA) Requirements 

Liberal Arts courses will typically transfer to another institution. They provide general knowledge and theory in the English Communication, humanities, natural sciences, math, and social sciences. Transferability of courses should be discussed with your academic advisor and may be dependent on the receiving institution.

Select the links below to view the list of courses in each distribution area that fulfill general education and/or MTA requirements.

Key

* = Only these courses or a combination of courses may be used to satisfy the final requirement for MTA English Communications.
+ = Students may not use the same History course to satisfy both the humanities and social sciences requirements. Additionally, students may not use the same Communication Arts course to satisfy both the humanities and English communication requirements. Only certain Geography courses can be used for a natural science or social science course.

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