General Science

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Advisor: Dr. Menon, 450-5900

[1] Purpose

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.

[2] Baccalaureate Degree: Bachelor of Science

The bachelor of science degree, with a major in General Science, requires successful completion of a minimum of 120 hours, including (1) the UCA Core: complete 38 hours to meet lower-division UCA Core requirements and complete upper-division UCA Core requirements using major, minor, or elective courses (see the UCA Core requirements); (2) BS degree requirements; (3) major requirements listed below; and (4) 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).

[2.1] Major in General Science (48 hours)

BIOL 1440, 1441, and 2490; CHEM 1450 and 1451, and either 2401 or 3520; PHYS 1410 and 1420 (or 1441 and 1442), and either 2411 or 2430* (or 2443)*; and 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.

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 and MATH 1497.

* Students selecting Option B must complete PHYS 2430 or PHYS 2443.