May 20, 2024  
2024-2025 Undergraduate and Graduate Catalog 
2024-2025 Undergraduate and Graduate Catalog

Requirements for the Bachelor of Science

1 - CORE CURRICULUM: See Core Curriculum
(42 semester credit hours)

2 - DEGREE REQUIREMENTS - Bachelor of Science
(9 semester credit hours)

Mathematics not taken in the Core Curriculum 3 semester credit hours
Science labs corresponding/linked to core science courses 2 semester credit hours
Additional Lab Science course 3 semester credit hours 

Science lab corresponding/linked to additional science course 1 semester credit hours

(1 semester credit hour)

SRSU 1101  or equivalent (for details, see First Year Seminar) 1 semester credit hour


  • Students must complete a major of at least 30 semester hours but no more than 48 semester hours of required courses, including a minimum of 18 hours at the advanced level, with 12 of those advanced hours in residence at Sul Ross State University. (Exceptions are the broad field programs in Animal Science, Criminal Justice, Industrial Technology, and Natural Resource Management.)
  • All credit courses completed in a discipline, required or not, count toward the maximum semester hours allowed in the major.
  • Majors may be selected from the following disciplines:
Animal Science* Criminal Justice Education*
Biology Geology* Kinesiology & Human Performance*
Chemistry* Homeland Security* Mathematics
Computer Science* Industrial Technology* Natural Resource Management*
*Alpine campus only    


  • Students must complete a minor of at least 18 semester hours (unless they have a broad field major), including a minimum of 6 hours at the advanced level and 3 advanced hours in residence at Sul Ross State University.
  • Minors may be selected from any of the disciplines which qualifies for a major, except for General Studies, Interdisciplinary Studies, and Social Sciences. You may choose from the following:
Anthropology* English Photography*
Art* Environmental Studies* Political Science*
Biology Geography* Professional Comm & Design*
Business Administration Geology* Psychology
Chemistry* History Recreation Administration*
Communication* Journalism* Sociology*
Computer Science* Kinesiology* Spanish
Criminal Justice Mathematics Theatre*
Diversity Studies* Music*  
*Alpine campus only    

Additional Requirements

  1. The student must complete additional hours to total 120 semester credit hours.
  2. A cumulative grade point average of 2.0, including a minimum of 2.0 in both the major and the minor, is required for graduation. A minimum of 2.5 is required in each of the teaching fields in teacher certification degree programs.
  3. A minimum of 36 advanced semester hours must be completed, including at least 15 in residence at Sul Ross State University.
  4. A minimum of 30 semester hours must be completed in residence.
  5. At least 24 semester hours of the last 30 hours presented for a degree must be in residence.
  6. Under no circumstances may more than 65 of the total semester hours required for a degree be presented in one discipline.
  7. No more than 6 semester hours of physical education activity courses may be presented as elective credit toward a degree.

Teacher Certification Programs

Students who pursue the Bachelor of Science degree with teacher certification at the secondary level must complete all degree requirements described above. In addition, students who desire certification must see the Education section of this catalog for additional information concerning certification requirements.