Science Undergraduate Pathway

The science undergraduate pathway prepares students to enter the next semester of a bachelor's degree program in science programs such as biology, chemistry and physics at Saint Louis University. 

Curriculum Overview

The International Year One curriculum consists of English, mathematics and general elective courses. Other courses require permission.

Program Entry Requirements

One-Semester (Accelerated) Pathway

  • Secondary/high school degree or equivalent
  • 2.50 minimum GPA on 4.0 scale
  • Language requirement:
    • TOEFL iBT 75 or
    • IELTS 6.0 or
    • PTEA 50 or
    • Duolingo 100 or 
    • Completion of Two-Semester (Standard) Pathway

Two-Semester (Standard) Pathway

  • Secondary/high school degree or equivalent
  • 2.50 minimum GPA on 4.0 scale
  • Language requirement:
    • TOEFL iBT 60 or
    • IELTS 5.5 or
    • PTEA 44 or
    • Duolingo 90 or
    • Completion of Academic English Level 4 or
    • Completion of Three-Semester (Comprehensive) Pathway

Three-Semester (Comprehensive) Pathway

  • Secondary/high school degree or equivalent
  • 2.50 minimum GPA on 4.0 scale
  • Language requirement:
    • TOEFL iBT 50 or
    • IELTS 5.0 or
    • PTEA 38 or
    • Duolingo 75 or
    • Completion of Academic English Level 3

  1. Students will be able to execute a variety of verbal tasks in academic settings using English that can be understood by those unaccustomed to non-native speakers.
  2. Students will be able to execute a variety of written tasks in academic settings using English that can be understood by those unaccustomed to non-native writers.
  3. Students will be able to apply a process-driven approach to completing verbal and written academic assignments in multiple disciplines and modes.
  4. Students will be able to deploy reflective and self-regulated learning strategies.

One-Semester (Accelerated) Pathway

Academic English Requirement
EAP 1200Academic Writing and Editing Skills II3
EAP 1220Academic Reading and Study Skills II3
Mathematics Requirements (1 course)3-4
Students are placed in the appropriate mathematics class based on an online placement test. MATH 1400 is recommended.
General Elective Requirement (1 course)3
EAP 1010Pathway Recitation Lab I1
UNIV 1010Enhancing First-Year Success1
Total Credits14-15

Two-Semester (Standard) Pathway  

Academic English Requirement
EAP 1000Academic Writing and Editing Skills I3
EAP 1010Pathway Recitation Lab I1
EAP 1020Academic Reading and Study Skills I3
EAP 1030Academic Presentations and Speaking Skills1
EAP 1200Academic Writing and Editing Skills II3
EAP 1220Academic Reading and Study Skills II3
Mathematics Requirements (1 course)3-4
Students are placed in the appropriate mathematics class based on an online placement test. MATH 1400 is recommended.
General Elective Requirement (2 courses)6
UNIV 1010Enhancing First-Year Success1
Science Elective Requirement (1 course)
CHEM 1050Basic Chemistry3
Total Credits27-28

Three-Semester (Comprehensive) Pathway

For the comprehensive pathway, students are required to take the courses below followed by the standard two-semester pathway.

Academic English Requirement
AEP 0400Writing and Grammar Level 4: High Intermediate4
AEP 0410Contemporary Issues Level 4: High Intermediate3
AEP 0420Reading and Vocabulary Level 4: High Intermediate3
AEP 0430Listening & Speaking Level 4: High Intermediate4
EAP 1210Pathway Recitation Lab II1
Mathematics Requirements (1 course)3
Students are placed in the appropriate mathematics class based on an online placement test. MATH 1200 is recommended.
Total Credits18

Mathematics Requirements

MATH 0260Intermediate Algebra 13
MATH 1200College Algebra3
MATH 1320Survey of Calculus3
MATH 1400Pre-Calculus3
MATH 1510Calculus I4
MATH 1520Calculus II4
1

This course does not count towards the degree.

General Elective Requirements

ASTD 1000Investigating America: An Introduction to American Studies3
FPA 1000Intro to the Arts3
POLS 1000Introduction to Politics3
POLS 1600Introduction to International Politics3
THEO 1000Theological Foundations3
WGST 1900Introduction to Women's and Gender Studies3

Continuation Standards

Earn a 2.50 overall grade point average (GPA) with no grades below a "C."

Progression Requirements

  • Minimum 2.50 cumulative grade point average (GPA)
  • Grade of "B" or better in all classes counting toward major
  • No C-/D/F/W/I/P/NP/S/U grades
  • Writing portfolio

Roadmaps are recommended semester-by-semester plans of study for programs and assume full-time enrollment unless otherwise noted.  

Courses and milestones designated as critical (marked with !) must be completed in the semester listed to ensure a timely graduation. Transfer credit may change the roadmap.

This roadmap should not be used in the place of regular academic advising appointments. All students are encouraged to meet with their advisor/mentor each semester.  Requirements, course availability and sequencing are subject to change.

One-Semester (Accelerated) Pathway

Plan of Study Grid
Year One
FallCredits
Critical course:  EAP 1200 Academic Writing and Editing Skills II 3
Critical course:  EAP 1220 Academic Reading and Study Skills II 3
Critical course:  MATH 1400 Pre-Calculus (Critical course:  or higher) 3
General Elective 3
EAP 1010 Pathway Recitation Lab I 1
Critical course:  UNIV 1010 Enhancing First-Year Success 1
 Credits14
 Total Credits14

Two-Semester (Standard) Pathway

Plan of Study Grid
Year One
FallCredits
Critical course:  EAP 1000 Academic Writing and Editing Skills I 3
Critical course:  EAP 1020 Academic Reading and Study Skills I 3
Critical course:  EAP 1030 Academic Presentations and Speaking Skills 1
Critical course:  MATH 1400 Pre-Calculus (Critical course:  or higher) 3
Critical course:  Select one of the following: 3
Introduction to Politics  
Introduction to International Politics  
Theological Foundations  
Critical course:  EAP 1010 Pathway Recitation Lab I 1
Critical course:  UNIV 1010 Enhancing First-Year Success 1
 Credits15
Spring
Critical course:  EAP 1200 Academic Writing and Editing Skills II 3
Critical course:  EAP 1220 Academic Reading and Study Skills II 3
Critical course:  CHEM 1050 Basic Chemistry 3
Critical course:  Select one of the following: 3
Intro to the Arts  
Introduction to Women's and Gender Studies  
EAP 1010 Pathway Recitation Lab I 1
 Credits13
 Total Credits28

Three-Semester (Comprehensive) Pathway

For the comprehensive pathway, students are required to take the courses below followed by the standard two-semester pathway.

Academic English Requirement
AEP 0400Writing and Grammar Level 4: High Intermediate4
AEP 0410Contemporary Issues Level 4: High Intermediate3
AEP 0420Reading and Vocabulary Level 4: High Intermediate3
AEP 0430Listening & Speaking Level 4: High Intermediate4
EAP 1210Pathway Recitation Lab II1
Mathematics Requirements (1 course)3
Students are placed in the appropriate mathematics class based on an online placement test. MATH 1200 is recommended.
Total Credits18