Feb 26, 2020  
2019-20 Undergraduate Catalog 
    
2019-20 Undergraduate Catalog

Science, General Science Concentration, B.S.


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Department of Chemistry  
615-898-5085
Patricia Patterson, program coordinator
Patricia.Patterson@mtsu.edu

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. A minimum of 9 semester hours of upper-division courses in 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.

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 courses are required by the program and can satisfy the respective General Education requirement:

  • 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


  • To make 120 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


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