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Bachelor of Science in General Science

Bachelor of Science in General Science

  • QS World University Rankings
    651-700
  • Degree Other
  • Study Level Bachelors
The general science curriculum allows students to design academic programs that satisfy the requirements for a Bachelor of Science degree and provide more breadth than traditional science programs. Many exciting areas of scientific inquiry, such as bioinformatics, neuroscience, environmental science, and biophysical science, require broad science backgrounds and encompass several disciplines. Students planning technical careers in one of these areas or careers in the health sciences, in science education, or in a science-related business or social service might be best served by a well-designed multidisciplinary science program. One strength of the General Science Program is its flexibility. To exploit that strength, students need to design their programs carefully, consulting frequently with the general science director. Course sequences that meet requirements for professional schools and training programs should be selected in consultation with the program director or university advisors that specialize in the specific area (for example the Health Professions Program advisors). Students should seek assistance in program planning when they identify or change career goals, because successful application to professional schools and training programs may require completion of additional courses beyond those required for the general science major. Examples of cross-disciplinary fields, and the subject-matter areas that might be combined in designing a program, are given below: Animal behavior and ethology-anthropology, biology, psychology; Biophysical sciences-biology, chemistry, human physiology, physics; Cognitive sciences-computer and information science, mathematics, psychology; Environmental sciences-biology, chemistry, earth sciences, geography, physics; Neurosciences-biology, chemistry, psychology. General science majors are encouraged to consult with the program director during their junior year to ensure that their remaining course work is structured to meet all the requirements for the major. Students should notify the General Science Program office of their intention to graduate at least one term before the proposed graduation date. Careers: Through the General Science Program, pre health science students preparing for careers in medicine, dentistry, or related fields can meet professional school admission requirements. General science, when combined with a minor or a second major, can work well for students planning careers in science-related business, public relations, and human services.