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As a student majoring in Applied Sciences, there are some curriculum requirements you must meet. To graduate, you must earn 120 credit hours total.

Core Curriculum

You must take 39 credit hours of required courses for the core curriculum.  Consult your advisor, and refer to the University catalog for more information regarding approved core/General Education courses.

  • English (12 hours; 3 hours must be literature and may be a foreign literature; 3 hours must be either communication, writing, or acting)
  • History (3 hours)
  • Math (6 hours; 3 hours must be college algebra; 3 hours must be a non-algebra Math)
  • Science (9 hours) Combination of Biological Sciences and Physical Sciences, with 2 courses from the same subject.
  • Behavioral Science (6 hours; 3 hours must be at the 200 level or higher; Select from anthropology, criminal justice, political science, psychology, sociology, geography, or economics 202, 201 or 300)
  • Arts (3 hours) Must be chosen from Danc, Music, Theater or Visual Arts (see your curriculum plan for a list of specific courses)

Applied Sciences - (Major/Concentration Courses)

If you choose  Applied Sciences as your major (concentration), you will be required to complete 24 credit hours from the Applied Sciences block (groups of subjects from Block 4).  All 24 of those credit hours must be at the 300- or 400-level with a grade "C" or higher.

Choose coursework from the following disciplines.

  • Architecture
  • Child & Family Studies
  • Computer Science
  • Dietetics
  • Engineering
  • Environmental Science
  • Geology
  • Health
  • Health Information Management
  • Industrial Design
  • Industrial Technology
  • Interior Design
  • Military Science
  • Nursing
  • Kinesiology (KNES not KNEA)
  • Recreation
  • Design
  • Informatics
  • Health Services Administration
  • Louisiana Center for Health Informatics

Enrichment Blocks (Blocks are simply "groups of subjects")

For your enrichment hours, you must complete 36 credit hours. You need 12 credit hours from three different  blocks each (for 36 hours total) —  one of those blocks will be the same as your major/concentration.  You can complete coursework in any combination of subjects within those three blocks. The idea is that you get “enriched” by exploring different disciplines — find out where your interests lie, what your strengths are, and what classes are a hit for you! These 36 hours can be 100-400 level courses.  This will ultimately lead toward your decision of which block you decide to make your major.  

  Other blocks besides Applied Sciences are:

  • Arts & Humanities
  • Behavioral Sciences
  • Natural Sciences
  • Business Studies


You are free to choose from any block to fulfill your 21 credit hours towards electives.  We encourage you to use at least 6 of those hours to complete a minor.

Additional Requirements/Restrictions:

2-3 cr. hours - computer intensive course

3 cr. hours - advanced writing course

Only one (1) KNEA class can be applied toward your graduation requirements.

A maximum of 30 hours in business classes may be counted toward your Bachelor of General Studies degree (or any college outside of the College of Business).