Major Advisor: Professor R. Torsten Clay
Office: 233 Hilbun Hall
For various reasons, a student may not require the intensive preparation that is typical of a professional curriculum. The general science curriculum is tailored for his/her needs. Flexibility is the key characteristic of the curriculum. The general science program is designed to give students a broad general education and at the same time teach them the fundamentals of science. By judiciously choosing his/her course of study, a student may use the general science curriculum in many ways. For example, by concentrating on biological science or chemistry the student may prepare for medical or dental school, and with appropriate choice of electives preparation for clinical and other laboratory positions in such fields as public health and marine biology is possible.
If the student is interested in interdisciplinary studies related to environmental science, the general science curriculum is suitable. Any one of the physical or biological sciences may be emphasized. The curriculum, however, involves courses from several sciences, and from other fields concerned with the environment. Persons trained in this option should be in demand in the health industry, science laboratories, federal, state, and local governmental agencies, and in industries involved with earth resources.
Successful completion of the University and curriculum requirements will result in the awarding of a B.S. degree in General Science.
The following requirements apply to all general science students:
- The B.S. Common Curriculum must be satisfied.
- A minimum of 60 credit hours in science, of which at least 30 must be in one science, is required.
- Electives must be approved by the faculty advisor.
- A total of 124 credit hours is required.
- A minimum grade of C is required for all Major Core courses, and in the 30 hours of one science.
General Education and College Requirements
|EN 1103||English Composition I||3|
|or EN 1163||Accelerated Composition I|
|EN 1113||English Composition II||3|
|or EN 1173||Accelerated Composition II|
|2 semesters - one Foreign Language (see advisor)||6|
|Literature - see University/A&S Core||3|
|History - see University/A&S Core||3|
|MA 1313||College Algebra||3|
|MA course above College Algebra||3|
|See A&S requirements||3|
|See major courses - consult advisor for specifics||9-12|
|Social Sciences 1|
|See A&S requirements||6|
|Major Core 2|
|GG 1113||Survey of Earth Sciences I||3|
|GG 1111||Earth Sciences I Laboratory||1|
|CH 1211||Investigations in Chemistry I||1|
|CH 1213||Chemistry I||3|
|CH 1221||Investigations in Chemistry II||1|
|CH 1223||Chemistry II||3|
|CH 4511||Organic Chemistry Laboratory I||1|
|CH 4513||Organic Chemistry I||3|
|CH 4521||Organic Chemistry Laboratory II||1|
|CH 4523||Organic Chemistry II||3|
|PH 1113||General Physics I||3|
|PH 1123||General Physics II||3|
|BIO 1144||Biology II||4|
|BIO 3103||Genetics I||3|
|Oral Communication Requirement|
|CO 1003||Fundamentals of Public Speaking||3|
|Consult advisor and choose from the following:|
|Professional Writing for Biologists|
|Consult advisor for options|
Must be from 2 different areas and must be selected from University/A&S Core requirements.
Student should check for prerequisites for all courses. Consult advisor. Minimum of 60 hours in science, of which at least 30 must be in one science.