B.S. in General Science

The general science program is designed for students planning to enter interdisciplinary fields; to enter medicine, public health, dentistry, veterinary medicine, optometry, or other allied health fields; or to undertake other programs requiring a general scientific background. Students who intend to do graduate work in a specific scientific field are advised to major in that field.The bachelor of science degree, with a major in General Science, requires successful completion of a minimum of 120 hours, including:
  • The UCA Core
  • BS degree requirements,
  • Major requirements listed below,
  • A minor approved by the student's minor advisor.
    • The following minors may not be used with the general science major: biology, chemistry, physics, physical science.

 

Major in General Science (48 hours)

General Science Core:

  • BIOL 1440 ACTS: BIOL1014 ], 1441, and 2490
  • CHEM 1450 ACTS: CHEM1414 ] and 1451 ACTS: CHEM1424 ], and either 2401 or 3520
  • PHYS 1410 ACTS: PHYS2014 ] and 1420 ACTS: PHYS2024(or 1441 ACTS: PHYS2034and 1442 ACTS: PHYS2044 ]), and either 2411 or 2430* (or 2443)*;
  • Option A or B*.
    • Option A: 4 hours of biology electives at the 3000-level or higher, 4 hours of chemistry electives at the 3000-level or higher, and an additional 4 hours of either biology or chemistry electives at the 3000-level or higher. (BIOL 4340, CHEM 4112, CHEM 4290, and CHEM 4301 are excluded.) Completion of MATH 1491 or MATH 1496 ACTS: MATH2405

 

    • Option B*: 4 hours of chemistry electives at the 3000-level or higher, 4 hours of physics electives at the 3000-level or higher, and an additional 4 hours of either chemistry or physics electives at the 3000-level or higher. (CHEM 4112, CHEM 4290, CHEM 4301, and PHYS 4360 are excluded.) Completion of MATH 1496 ACTSMATH2405 ] and MATH 1497 ACTSMATH2505 ].

 

Important Links:

UCA Core Requirements

Undergraduate Bulletin

2013-2014 Course Descriptions