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The BSE curriculum is drawn from departments around the University. We provide our students with course guides to help our students navigate what courses will be available to fulfill the requirements of BSE each semester. Occasionally we miss a course, so do check Schedule Builder if there is a course you are expecting to see that you do not. We post a new course guide one week before registration opens, but you can always view the University Catalogs for a complete list of course offerings. 

BSE Course Guides
  • BSE Fall Course Guide (current for Fall 2023) -
  • BSE Spring Course Guide - 
  • Geography Courses of interest to BSE majors 

Major Credit

APAS updates, Course Petitions & Transfer equivalency information

If you are interested in requesting major or minor credit for a course taken at the University of Minnesota or at another academic institution, please see our GES course petition process page. Transfer students should learn about how credits transfer to CLA and should investigate Transferology—a free system that helps students coordinate their transfer credits with their degree program.

Permission Numbers

If you need a permission number to enroll in BSE 2001 or BSE 3991, send an email that includes your name, your student ID, and your year in college to

Need a permission number for another course? Contact the instructor of a class or the departmental advisor for a course as follows:

For questions about courses offered by other departments (e.g., BIOL, MATH, GLOS, etc.) contact the staff and/or instructor of those departments directly.