• All College of Science degrees require at least 128 credit hours.

  • Unless otherwise noted a C- or better is required for all College of Science prerequisite courses.

  • 39 of those 128 credit hours must be taken at 300 level or higher

  • 12 credit hours of 300 level and above must be taken in the major or 6 credit hours in the major and 6 credit hours in the minor (if chosen).

  • 12 of the last 18 credit hours must be taken at UAH, with an overall 25% of coursework taken at UAH..

  • No more than 64 credit hours from a two-year college can be applied toward a UAH degree. 

  • For graduation application instructions, see here.

Charger Foundations

*Please see Area V for CoS requirements that can also be used to fulfill Charger Foundations Requirements.
Area I: Freshman Composition3-6
COLLEGE WRITING I
COLLEGE WRITING I W/STUDIO
COLLEGE WRITING II
ACCELERATED COLLEGE WRITING
HONORS ENGLISH SEMINAR
Area II: Humanities and Fine Arts*12
Fine Arts3
ARH SUR: ANCIENT-MEDIEVAL
ARH SUR: RENAISSANCE-MODERN
ARH SUR: WORLD ART
DRAWING: FOUNDATIONS
THEATRE APPRECIATION
INTRO TO FILM STUDIES
INTRO TO MUSIC LITERATURE
Literature3-6
READINGS LITERATURE/CULTURE I
READINGS LITERATURE/CULTURE 2
HONORS SEM READINGS LIT/CUL I
HONORS SEM READINGS LIT/CUL 2
MYTHOLOGY
Humanities and Fine Arts3-6
Intro to Rhetorical Communication
INTRO FOREIGN LANG I: SPANISH
INTRO FOREIGN LANG I: ARABIC
INTRO FOREIGN LANG I:FRENCH
INTRO FOREIGN LANG I:GERMAN
INTRO FOREIGN LANG I:JAPANESE
INTRO FOREIGN LANG I:RUSSIAN
INTRO FOREIGN LANG II:SPANISH
INTRO FOREIGN LANG II: ARABIC
INTRO FOREIGN LANG II:FRENCH
INTRO FOREIGN LANG II:GERMAN
INTRO FOREIGN LANG II:JAPANESE
INTRO FOREIGN LANG II:RUSSIAN
INTERM FOREIGN LANG:SPANISH
INTERM FOREIGN LANG I: ARABIC
INTERM FOREIGN LANG:FRENCH
INTERM FOREIGN LANG:GERMAN
INTERM FOREIGN LANG: JAPANESE
INTERM FOREIGN LANG:RUSSIAN
INTERM FOREIGN LANG II:SPANISH
INTERM FOREIGN LANG II: ARABIC
INTERM FOREIGN LANG II:FRENCH
INTERM FOREIGN LANG II:GERMAN
INTERM FORGN LANG II:JAPANESE
INTERM FOREIGN LANG II:RUSSIAN
INTERNATIONAL CINEMA
INTRODUCTION TO PHILOSOPHY
INTRO TO ETHICS
INTRODUCTION TO LOGIC
TECH, SCIENCE & HUMAN VALUES
INTRO WOMEN'S & GENDER STUDIES
ANCIENT & MEDIEVAL WORLDS
ARH SUR: ANCIENT-MEDIEVAL
ARH SUR: RENAISSANCE-MODERN
ARH SUR: WORLD ART
DRAWING: FOUNDATIONS
THEATRE APPRECIATION
INTRO TO FILM STUDIES
INTRO TO MUSIC LITERATURE
Area III: Mathematics and Sciences11-12
Mathematics3-4
NATURE OF MATHEMATICS
ALGEBRA WITH APPLICATIONS
FINITE MATHEMATICS
PRECALCULUS ALGEBRA
PRECALCULUS TRIGONOMETRY
PRECALCULUS ALGEBRA & TRIG
MATH PROFESSIONAL APPLICATIONS
CALCULUS A
Natural Sciences (Lab)8
SURVEY OF ASTRONOMY
EXPLORING THE COSMOS I
EXPLORING THE COSMOS II
FUNDAMENTALS OF BIOLOGY
PRINCIPLES OF BIOLOGY
ORGANISMAL BIOLOGY
HUMAN ANATOMY & PHYSIOLOGY I
INTRO TO CHEMISTRY
and INTRO CHEMISTRY LAB
GENERAL CHEMISTRY I
and GENERAL CHEMISTRY LAB I
GENERAL CHEMISTRY II
and GENERAL CHEMISTRY LAB II
GENERAL, ORGANIC, BIOCHEMISTRY
and INTRO CHEMISTRY LAB
ENVIRONMENTAL EARTH SCIENCE
CONCEPTUAL PHYSICS
GENERAL PHYSICS I
GENERAL PHYSICS II
GEN PHYSICS W/CALCULUS I
and GENERAL PHYSICS LAB I
GEN PHYSICS W/CALC II
and GENERAL PHYSICS LAB II
GEN PHYSICS W/CALC III
and GENERAL PHYSICS LAB III
Area IV: History and Social and Behavioral Sciences*12
History3-6
WORLD HISTORY TO 1500
WORLD HISTORY SINCE 1500
UNITED STATES TO 1877
UNITED STATES SINCE 1877
Social and Behavioral Sciences6-9
PRINC OF MACROECONOMICS
PRINC OF MICROECONOMICS
GLOBAL SYSTEMS AND CULTURES
WORLD REGIONAL GEOGRAPHY
PRINCIPLES OF HUMAN GEOGRAPHY
INTRO TO AMERICAN GOVERNMENT
INTRO TO COMPARATIVE POLITICS
INTRODUCTION TO INTERNATIONAL RELATIONS
GENERAL PSYCHOLOGY I
LIFE-SPAN DEVELOPMENT
INTRO TO SOCIOLOGY
ANALYSIS OF SOCIAL PROBLEMS
INTRO TO CRIMINOLOGY

* Take either 1 EH (Area II) + 2 HY (Area IV) <OR> 2 EH (Area II) + 1 HY (Area IV). Take no more than six hours in a single discipline in Area II or Area IV.

Area V: College of Science Requirements

Courses in this are may also be used to fulfill Charger Foundations requirements
Communications3
Intro to Rhetorical Communication
Calculus: choose one 23-4
MATH PROFESSIONAL APPLICATIONS
or
CALCULUS A
Statistics6-7
ELEMENTS OF STATISTICAL ANALYS
and
INTRO SOCIAL SCIENCE STATISTIC
Chemistry: choose one4
GENERAL CHEMISTRY I
and GENERAL CHEMISTRY LAB I 5
or
INTRO TO CHEMISTRY
and INTRO CHEMISTRY LAB
Physics Sequence: choose one sequence8
GENERAL PHYSICS I
and GENERAL PHYSICS I LAB
and
GENERAL PHYSICS II
and GENERAL PHYSICS LAB II
OR
GEN PHYSICS W/CALCULUS I
and GENERAL PHYSICS LAB I 5
and
GEN PHYSICS W/CALC II
and GENERAL PHYSICS LAB II 5
Computer Science: choose one3
INTRO TO C PROGRAMMING
INTRO PROGRAMMING USING JAVA
INTRO TO CS USING PYTHON
*CS 104 strongly recommended
Technical Writing3
TECHNICAL WRITING

Major Requirements

Earth System Science Core20
ENVIRONMENTAL EARTH SCIENCE
and LABORATORY
WEATHER & CLIMATE CHANGE
and LABORATORY
DATA ANALYSIS TOOLS
INTRO TO EARTH & ATMOSPHC PHYS
CLASSI & PHYSICAL CAUSES CLIM
INTRODUCTION TO REMOTE SENSING
RESEARCH & PROF DEV CAPSTONE
Human Dimensions and Societal Impacts Concentration Requirements18
COLLAPSE OF CIVILIZATIONS
HYDROLOGY
GEOGRAPHIC INFORMATION SYSTEMS (Geographic Information Systems)
POLLUTION PROBLEMS
SCI & SOC ASPTS NATRL DISASTER
ENV THRTS, PUB POLY, & DEC MKG
Human Dimensions concentration elective courses: choose at least 12 credit hours, 9 hours must be from ESS12
ESS 300+ level or higher course 5
BYS 200+ level or higher course
CS 200+ level or higher course
HY 300+ level or higher course
PSC 300+ level or higher course
SOC 300+ level or higher course
Elective Courses15-16
Electives can be taken from any department and do not have to be taken in your major or minor. No more than 4 credit hours of 100 level HPE courses can count toward degree requirements.
Total Semester Hours128

Elective Requirements

Elective Courses15-16
Additional Elective courses 100+ level to reach 128 credit hours. Electives can be taken from any department and do not have to be taken in your major or minor. No more than 4 credits of 100 level HPE courses can count toward degree requirements.

Overall Requirements 

All College of Science degrees must have at least 128 credits.
At least 39 of the 128 credits must be at the 300+ level. These may be taken in any area including electives.
Total Semester Hours128

Note: This is only an example and variations are possible, but please work with your advisor as some courses are only offered 1 semester out of the academic year.

Year 1
FallSemester Hours
ESS 103
103L
ENVIRONMENTAL EARTH SCIENCE
and LABORATORY
4
ESS 104
104L
WEATHER & CLIMATE CHANGE
and LABORATORY
4
MA 171CALCULUS A 4
EH 101COLLEGE WRITING I 3
FYE 101SCHARGER SUCCESS - SCIENCE 1
 Term Semester Hours: 16
Spring
ESS 105WORLD REGIONAL GEOGRAPHY 3
EH 102COLLEGE WRITING II 3
CH 121
CH 125
GENERAL CHEMISTRY I
and GENERAL CHEMISTRY LAB I
4
CM 113Intro to Rhetorical Communication 3
SOC 100INTRO TO SOCIOLOGY 3
  or PSC 101  or INTRO TO AMERICAN GOVERNMENT 
 Term Semester Hours: 16
Year 2
Fall
ESS 110PRINCIPLES OF HUMAN GEOGRAPHY 3
ESS 209DATA ANALYSIS TOOLS 2
ESS 210COLLAPSE OF CIVILIZATIONS 3
CS 102INTRO TO C PROGRAMMING 3
  or CS 103  or INTRO PROGRAMMING USING JAVA 
  or CS 104  or INTRO TO CS USING PYTHON 
PH 101
101L
GENERAL PHYSICS I
and GENERAL PHYSICS I LAB
4
Elective  1
Electives can be taken from any department and do not have to be taken in your major or minor. No more than 4 credit hours of 100 level HPE courses can count toward degree requirements.
  
 Term Semester Hours: 16
Spring
ESS 301INTRO TO EARTH ATMOSPHC PHYS 3
ESS 303CLASSI PHYSICAL CAUSES CLIM 3
ESS 313GEOGRAPHIC INFORMATION SYSTEMS 3
MA 281ELEMENTS OF STATISTICAL ANALYS 3
PH 102
102L
GENERAL PHYSICS II
and GENERAL PHYSICS LAB II
4
 Term Semester Hours: 16
Year 3
Fall
ESS 321POLLUTION PROBLEMS 3
ESS 402SCI SOC ASPTS NATRL DISASTER 3
ESS 414GEOSPATIAL APPLICATIONS 3
History  3
See Requirements tab for approved list.
  
Literature  3
See Requirements tab for approved list.
  
Elective  1
Electives can be taken from any department and do not have to be taken in your major or minor. No more than 4 credit hours of 100 level HPE courses can count toward degree requirements.
  
 Term Semester Hours: 16
Spring
ESS 305HYDROLOGY 3
ESS 370INTRODUCTION TO REMOTE SENSING 3
ESS 407ENV THRTS, PUB POLY, DEC MKG 3
ESS 498RESEARCH PROF DEV CAPSTONE 1
Fine Art  3
See Requirements tab for approved list.
  
2nd Literature  3
See Requirements tab for approved list.
  
 Term Semester Hours: 16
Year 4
Fall
EH 301TECHNICAL WRITING 3
Human Dimensions and Soc Impacts Elective  3
Human Dimensions and Soc Impacts Elective  3
See Requirements tab for approved list.
  
Elective  3
Elective  4
Electives can be taken from any department and do not have to be taken in your major or minor. No more than 4 credit hours of 100 level HPE courses can count toward degree requirements.
  
 Term Semester Hours: 16
Spring
PSC 300INTRO SOCIAL SCIENCE STATISTIC 3
Human Dimensions and Soc Impacts Elective  3
See Requirements tab for approved list.
  
Elective  3
Elective  3
Elective  4
Electives can be taken from any department and do not have to be taken in your major or minor. No more than 4 credit hours of 100 level HPE courses can count toward degree requirements.
  
 Term Semester Hours: 16
 Total Semester Hours: 128