The admission requirements for College of Science students at the freshman level are higher than what is required for general admission to the university. The ACT scores required for full admission to the College of Science are a minimum mathematics score of 21 and a minimum composite score of 21. For the SAT, a score of 530 in math and a 1060 composite score are required. Students who are fully admitted are allowed to enroll in the major of their choice.

A students who does not meet these admission requirements but still wishes to pursue a program in the College of Science may gain admission by enrolling as a Pre-Science Major and completing the following requirements.

  • Completion of MTH 127 (or MTH 130) and ENG 101 with a grade of C or higher.
  • Completion of at least 15 credit hours of college work with a GPA of 2.2 or higher.
  • Transfer students must have a 2.0 GPA and meet the above requirements for the ACT or SAT.

Students who complete the requirements may then declare a major in the College of Science.

Student wishing to transfer from another Marshall college must have earned a C or higher in MTH 127 (or MTH 130) and ENG 101, or meet the ACT or SAT requirements stated above.

On average, a full-time student in the College of Science will carry a 16-credit hour course load each semester. This way a student can stay on track to graduate within four years.

See Degrees & Requirements for degrees available through the College of Science.

In addition to satisfying the requirements for a specific major, students must meet the college requirements outlined below and the university requirements as described in this catalog.

Students entering any baccalaureate degree program in the College of Science are responsible for meeting four requirements of the Marshall Plan, baccalaureate program initiatives approved by the faculty and the university president for all students. These initiatives include Writing Across the Curriculum, Computer Literacy, International and Multicultural Studies, and the Capstone Experience. Students in the College of Science are not required to satisfy the 4-hour Integrated Science and Mathematics initiative. Students are to consult with their academic/program advisors or the chairperson of their major departments for guidance in determining the specific details of meeting the above referenced baccalaureate curricular initiatives