Bachelor of Arts in General Science

The B.A. degree with a major in general science consists of 49-50 credits of natural science courses as outlined below.

 

The B.A. degree requires completion of a foreign language through the intermediate level.

Courses required for major (core curriculum)

Biology Required Courses

BIOL 1450Biology I

5 credits

BIOL 1750Biology II

5 credits

Chemistry Required Courses

CHEM 1180General Chemistry I

3 credits

CHEM 1184General Chemistry I Laboratory

1 credit

CHEM 1190General Chemistry II

3 credits

CHEM 1194General Chemistry II Laboratory

1 credit

Geology Required Course

GEOL 1170Introduction to Physical Geology

4 credits

Physics Required Courses

Physics may be taken on an algebraic or calculus level

PHYS 1110General Physics I with Algebra

4 credits

PHYS 1154General Physics Laboratory I

1 credit

PHYS 1120General Physics

4 credits

PHYS 1164General Physics Laboratory II

1 credit

OR
PHYS 2110General Physics 1 - Calculus Level

4 credits

PHYS 1154General Physics Laboratory I

1 credit

PHYS 2120General Physics - Calculus Level

4 credits

PHYS 1164General Physics Laboratory II

1 credit

Mathematics/Statistics Required Courses

MATH 1950Calculus I

5 credits

OR

MATH 1930Calculus for the Managerial, Life, and Social Sciences

3 credits

And

An approved statistics course

12 credits of electives at the 2000 level or higher in at least two of the following disciplines: biology, chemistry, physics, geology.

Advanced Writing Course

Advanced writing course:  All students are required to take an advanced writing course within their major.   For the general science major this is ENGL 2400, ENGL 3980, or another approved course.