General Science

Students who major in general science should follow the sequence of one of the natural sciences in their freshman year. To fulfill requirements for this major they must have a three-year concentration in one natural science. At least one 300-level course and at least one 400-level course must be taken. Also, students must complete two distinct two-semester sequences in mathematics or one two-semester sequence in mathematics and one two-semester sequence in computer science. In addition, they must have at least one full year of study in two other natural sciences and one additional year of any natural science, mathematics or computer science. In order to fulfill a major requirement for the general science major, courses must fulfill the major requirements for the specific discipline’s major or minor.

Students may transfer to the general science program from the biology, chemistry or physics programs. This is most easily done at the conclusion of any of the first two semesters.