2010-2011 Academic Catalog 
    Jul 18, 2024  
2010-2011 Academic Catalog [Archived Catalog]

Science, B.S.

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The Science program enables students to participate in quantitative and scientific decisions that influence the quality of contemporary life. The major requires students to take courses in biology, chemistry, mathematics, and physics to insure a breadth of exposure, while at the same time requiring a concentration in one of these areas at the upper-division level. A minor is required.

General Education Requirements:

  • One course in art, music, performance, or aesthetics
  • One course in English or a foreign language
  • Philosophy
  • One elective chosen from the arts, aesthetics, foreign language, humanities, philosophy, or religion
  • One course in American history or government
  • Two electives, representing different disciplines, and chose from economics, geography, history, political science, psychology, or sociology
  • Two courses selected from disciplines within the College of Arts and Sciences.

Additional Requirements

1) Completion of a minor in one of the science programs (biology, chemistry, computer science, environmental science, mathematics, or physics). (12-16 credit hours)

2) Select one of the two options:

A)     Completion of a minor outside of the sciences (20-21 credit hours)

     The selection of a minor can be used to prepare for a variety of career paths:

  • science writing: English or Communication

  • pharmaceutical sales: Business Administration

  • science policy: Political Science


B)     An Individualized plan of study drawn up by the student in consultation with his or her adviser. The rationale for the concentration must be clearly articulated. Courses selected should be upper-division courses. The plan must be filed no later than the beginning of the junior year and must be approved by the student’s adviser and the dean of the College of Arts and Sciences. The self-designed plan allows the student to take courses in areas that naturally complement each other. (20 credit hours)


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