Bachelor of Science FAQ

You may have questions about how the introduction of the new Bachelor of Science degree in Robbins College could impact you personally:

Does this mean my degree is changing?  Do I need to do anything?

No, it doesn’t mean your degree is changing, and no action is required on your part at this time.

Then why is this important news for me to know?

For current students (catalog years prior to Fall 2019), while no action is required on your part, you may choose to change to the new B.S. degree if you believe it benefits you.

For incoming freshmen/transfer students (anyone on catalog year 2019/20 or later), you will automatically complete your degree according to the new B.S. requirements stated in the 2019-20 catalog.

I’m a current student.  How do I figure out if I should consider changing to the new B.S.?

You can review the requirements about the new degree by referencing the 2019-2020 Major Academic Planner for your intended program.  You can also run a “What If” degree audit in BearWeb to help you review the changes.

I still have questions. Can I talk to my advisor about this?

Yes, you definitely can.  You will receive an email from the advising office prompting you to make your fall advising appointments.  Your advising appointment would be a great time to ask questions and find out more about this new degree plan.  Your advisor will be able to help you explore whether it would benefit you to change, or not.