Aug 17, 2018
Department of Chemistry
Preston MacDougall, program coordinator
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.
Following are printable, suggested four-year schedules of courses:
Science, General Science (Biology Chemistry), B.S., Academic Map
Science, General Science (Biology Physics), B.S., Academic Map
Science, General Science (Chemistry Physics), B.S., Academic Map
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)
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.
- 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