Bachelor of Science, B.S.

About this Program

The Bachelor of Science degree equips students with a highly specialized base of knowledge, skills, and expertise which are specific to the fields of mathematics, engineering, and the biological, physical, and social sciences. Students seeking a B.S. degree from Wayland will find unyielding opportunities to contribute to the research journals of their fields while developing a deep, working understanding of the world around them.

All coursework for the Bachelor of Science degree concentrates heavily on practical application of theories studied in the classroom. B.S. degree seekers at Wayland develop responsible and ethical standards of research completion, experimentation, and work performance through valuable instruction from experienced faculty, many of whom are currently practicing professionals in their fields.

Wayland is proud to offer students working toward B.S. degrees a broad spectrum of opportunities to travel on long- or short-distance field trips for geological research; to discover little-known details about local biodiversity; or to design and perform original experiments with a faculty mentor. Also, under the direction of distinguished faculty, social science majors participate in classroom simulations of real-life work situations, such as mock criminal trials or crime scene investigations. As a result, Bachelor of Science recipients graduate from Wayland well prepared to enter graduate studies programs, or to go to work in their fields.

The B.S. degree encompasses a broad range of majors, like mathematics, biological sciences, sociology, geology, psychology, exercise sport science, and many others.

Course Requirements

The Bachelor of Science Degree requires 124 semester hours.  42 hours must be upper-level courses.  In addition to the University Core Courses additional courses in math and science are required.

  • Math 1306 Elementary Stats
  • COSC 2311, EDIT 2310, or MSCI 2311
  • Science (life or physical science2 - whichever not fulfilled in the University Core) and an additional lab science or POLS 3411 - Research Methods and Data Analysis
    /PSYC 3411 - Research Methods and Data Analysis/SOCI 3411 - Research Methods and Data Analysis 8 hrs total

General Education Core Course Requirements

Course Requirements Course Hours
@ENGL 1301, 1302 and 3 hours from a literature course 9
HIST 1303, 1304, 2301, 2302 6
Pick One Course - ECON 2307, EDUC 2307, GEOG 1301, GEOG 1302, PHIL 1301, PSYC 1301, or Soci 1301 3
Pick One Course - ART 1301, ART 2302, MUSI 1301, MUSI 1303, MUSI 3302, MUSI 3305, MUSI 3306, MUSI 3307, THEA 1303, FINAR 2401 3
**Math 1304 or higher 3
Science - Laboratory Science 4
POLS 2301 3
COMS 1301,1303, 2302, 2303 3
*RLGN 1301 or 1303 and  1302 or 1304 6
EXXS 2
UNIV 1100 1
Total 43

*Wayland Baptist University will not accept RLGN 1301, Old Testament History, or RLGN 1302, New Testament History, or their equivalents, from any institution except other Baptist universities. In no case will either of these two courses be accepted if they were taken by correspondence. The School of Religion & Philosophy must approve any exception to this policy.

**Remedial level courses may not be used to fulfill the mathematics requirement. Equivalents to MATH 1300 or above may be used.

@Must be taken within first year of enrollment.