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  Nov 24, 2017
 
 
    
2017-18 Undergraduate Catalog

Science, General Science Concentration, B.S.


Department of Chemistry  
615-898-5265
Preston MacDougall, program coordinator
Preston.MacDougall@mtsu.edu

The major in Science has two concentrations-General Science and Health Science. A minimum of 9 semester hours of upper-division courses in either concentration of the Science major must be taken at MTSU. The Science major requires only one minor which must include at least 3 semester hours at the upper-division level taken at MTSU.

The General Science concentration is a broad-based science degree requiring 19 semester hours acceptable for a minor in each of two fields selected from biology, chemistry, and physics plus 8 semester hours from the third field. Each student should work closely with his/her advisor in completing the program for the General Science concentration.

Degree Requirements


General Education (41 hours)


General Education  requirements (shown in curricular listings below) include courses in Communication, History, Humanities and/or Fine Arts, Mathematics, Natural Sciences, and Social/Behavioral Sciences.

The following General Education courses are required for this major:

  • MATH 1730 (Math)
  • BIOL 1110/1111 (Nat Sci)
  • CHEM 1110/1111 (Nat Sci)

Major Requirements (46 hours)


Emphasis Areas (22 hours)


  • Selected from the designated areas of biology, chemistry, and physics; at least 9 credit hours must be 3000/4000 level courses.

Supporting Course (4 hours)


Minor (15-18 hours)


Electives (22-25 hours)


  • Sufficient upper-division credit hours must be taken to equal 42 credit hours

Total hours in program: 120


Curriculum: Science, General Science


Curricular listings include General Education  requirements in Communication, History, Humanities and/or Fine Arts, Mathematics, Natural Sciences, and Social/Behavioral Sciences categories. 

Freshman


Subtotal: 30 Hours


Sophomore


Subtotal: 28 Hours


Junior


Subtotal: 32 Hours


Senior


  • Science major electives 6 credit hours
  • Humanities and/or Fine Arts 3 credit hours
  • Minor 3 credit hours
  • Minor or elective (upper division) 3 credit hours
  • Electives (upper division) 12 credit hours
  • Elective 3 credit hours

Subtotal: 30 Hours