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General Science, BS

The General Science degree is a versatile program that exposes students to a diverse array of courses in biology, chemistry, computer science, and astronomy/physics. The degree can be tailored to prepare the student for advanced education towards careers in healthcare, research, industry, and more.

Degree Requirements

The candidate must take at least eight hours of course work in each of the subject areas of Biology, Chemistry, Computer Information Sciences, Mathematics and Physics/Astronomy. These hours must be in courses that would count toward a major in each of the respective departments. Also, an additional 20 hours of course work that would be appropriate for majors in the listed departments must be completed by the student, at least 12 hours of which must be in upper division courses. Students desiring middle school teaching certification in General Science should contact the certification office in the Department of Education for specific requirements relative to that certification.