This is a degree map for Thomas Edison State University's Bachelor of Arts in Natural Sciences/Mathematics built primarily by user sanantone. Please check your specific TESU catalog to ensure the degree requirements match those listed here.

Please note that this degree map only includes the area of study requirements, and you should combine these courses with a general education requirement map (such as Sanantone's General Education Options).

Unique Requirements

  1. Students complete 30 credits in the natural sciences/mathematics concentration.
  2. At least three different subjects must be included, which provides for breadth of knowledge in the natural sciences/mathematics.
  3. Students must earn at least 12 credits in one subject area
  4. A maximum of 18 credits can be earned in any one subject area in order to have a balanced interdisciplinary concentration.
  5. A maximum of two college-level courses equating to the 100 level can be applied toward the area of concentration.
  6. A minimum of 18 credits equating to 300 or 400 Thomas Edison State University courses are required.

100-Level Courses

Select a maximum of six credits from the following:

  • DSST Introduction to Computing
  • DSST Fundamentals of College Algebra?
  • DSST Principals of Physical Science
  • CLEP Biology (6 credits)
  • CLEP Chemistry (6 credits)
  • CLEP College Mathematics (6 credits)?
  • CLEP College Algebra
  • CLEP Pre-Calculus
  • CLEP Natural Sciences (6 credits)
  • CLEP Information Systems and Computer Applications (duplicates DSST Introduction to Computer)
  • Straighterline General Chemistry
  • Straighterline Intro to Biology Lab (1 credit)
  • Straighterline College Algebra
  • Straighterline Precalculus
  • Straighterline General Physics I
  • Straighterline Physics I Lab (1 credit)
  • TECEP Applied Liberal Arts Mathematics
  • UExcel Quantitative Analysis?
  • UExcel Earth Science
  • ALEKS Intermediate Algebra
  • ALEKS College Algebra
  • ALEKS College Algebra with Trigonometry (duplicates college algebra)
  • ALEKS Precalculus
  • ALEKS Trigonometry (duplicates precalculus).
  • Saylor Intro to Molecular and Cellular Biology
  • Saylor General Chemistry I

200-Level Courses

  • TECEP The Science of Nutrition
  • TECEP Principles of Statistics
  • DSST Environment and Humanity: Race to Save the Planet
  • DSST Principles of Statistics
  • CLEP Calculus
  • Straighterline Environmental Science
  • Straighterline Calculus I
  • Straighterline Calculus II
  • Straighterline Principles of Statistics
  • Straighterline Anatomy & Physiology I
  • Straighterline Anatomy and Physiology I Lab (1 credit
  • Straighterline Anatomy and Physiology II
  • Straighterline Anatomy and Physiology II Lab (1 credit)
  • Straighterline Introduction to Nutrition
  • Straighterline C++ Programming
  • UExcel Anatomy & Physiology (6 credits)
  • UExcel Statistics
  • UExcel Physics (6 credits)
  • UExcel Science of Nutrition
  • UExcel Calculus
  • UExcel Basic Genetics.
  • ALEKS (Business, Behavioral Science, and Introduction to Statistics all duplicate)
  • Saylor Calculus I

300/400-Level Courses, Upper Level

Pick a minimum 15 credits from below, adding the required capstone will make for 18 total:

  • CSU Global CBE Information Systems Analysis and Design (CIS-320)
  • CSU Global CBE Information Systems Design and Management (CIS-311)
  • DSST Management Information Systems
  • Straighterline Microbiology
  • Straighterline Microbiology Lab (1 credit)
  • UExcel Microbiology
  • UExcel Pathophysiology.


  • TESU's LIB-495 Liberal Arts Capstone course is required and can not be transferred in.


  • UExcel for Weather and Climate might be an option, equivalency unknown.

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