Bachelor of Natural Sciences and Mathematics Curriculum

College was created on the basis of the most important international models of higher education in the world and offers the option of creating a customized graduation profile according to one’s interests, through an interdisciplinary and flexible education.

Each College program has two possible study plans: one leading to a bachelor's degree, in this case, in Natural Sciences and Mathematics, which is 400 credits or approximately four years of study; and another with the option of transferring to another UC program by fulfilling some requirements and having completed and passed at least 200 credits, which is the equivalent of 2 years of studies in College.

Both curricula include a set of required courses, common to the area of knowledge, which differentiates this program from others.

Bachelor's Degree Curriculum

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This study plan leads to the academic degree of Bachelor of Natural Sciences and Mathematics upon the completion of 400 credits, the equivalent of approximately four years of study. Its flexible curricular structure is compatible with most programs in the world and is therefore easily understood by international accreditation agencies.

The Bachelor of Natural Sciences and Mathematics degree begins with eleven required and elective disciplinary courses (110 credits) that seek to foster critical and analytical thinking, and that guarantee a breadth of knowledge in the area of Natural Sciences and Mathematics. The student acquires strong knowledge in mathematics, physics, chemistry and biology, which may be reinforced by complementary areas such as statistics, programming, management and economics.

In addition, students must take between 2 and 6 courses (20 - 60 credits) that will allow them to continue exploring other subjects, and meet the requirements for more advanced or in-depth courses.

Likewise, all students must complete at least one major (100 - 140 credits), in order to specialize in a particular area, and at least one minor (50 credits), to deepen or complement their professional profile according to the emphasis that best suits their interests. The major is chosen from the options available in the student’s College program, while the minor is chosen from the alternatives offered in all the programs. Some majors have limited spots due to high demand.

Other possible combinations are: double major, where the second major may be from another College study program; or one major and two minors. Students can even create their own major concentration, which is called an independent major, provided that they meet certain requirements.

In addition, as in all UC programs, students have to meet the requirements of the General Education Plan. These are courses in disciplines other than the area of the degree and the major chosen. College has defined required disciplinary courses for a bachelor's degree, in order to ensure a broad education for our graduates. Students also have to pass the theological and anthropological-ethical education courses.
In addition, in order to graduate, it is necessary to pass the tests that certify communication skills in English and Spanish.

The Bachelor's Degree enables students to apply directly to graduate programs in Chile and abroad, as well as to obtain a UC Professional Qualification, according to the requirements established by the different Faculties, which on average takes two additional years.

Curricular Structure of the Bachelor's Degree

Curriculum Enrichment

Some students have diverse intellectual or professional interests that encompass more than one academic discipline and, therefore, consider pursuing a second specialization, i.e., a second major.

Students may choose the second major from the existing options available in all College degree programs, which means they are not restricted by the disciplines associated with their curriculum. More details on Majors, Minors, Transfers & Professional Qualifications.

However, there are some restricted combinations, which can be reviewed in Planner College.

Curricular of the 200-Credit Transfer

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In addition to bachelor’s degrees, College also offers two-year programs made up of courses in different disciplines, which are taught by the respective Faculties of the University. These courses are the required courses of the different programs offered by said facilities. Thus, when students transfer to another program, these courses will be recognized and will be part of their new curriculum.

From the second semester on, students can begin to take courses deemed necessary by the different programs, which will help them to define their vocation.

College enables students to enroll in the university and take courses before pursuing a particular degree. This allows students to make more mature and informed decisions, as they have a better understanding of all the academic and professional options offered by the university, and at the same time, make a decision based on their interests, skills, and abilities.

Once College students have completed the corresponding curricular sequence, they can choose to follow another program at the University, depending on their grade point average and the available spots established for this purpose.

The degree programs that can be accessed from the Natural Sciences and Mathematics College via transfer at 200 credits can be reviewed at Majors, Minors, Transfers & Professional Qualifications.

Curricular Structure of the 200-Credit Transfer