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2020-21 Undergraduate Catalog 
    
2020-21 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED 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 12 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
Major Requirements 46 hours*
Supporting Course 4 hours*
Minor 15-18 hours
Electives 11-25 hours
TOTAL 120 hours

 *This program requires courses that can also fulfill requirements of the General Education curriculum. If program requirements are also used to fulfill General Education requirements, the number of elective hours will increase.

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 required by the program meet General Education requirements:

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 (11-25 hours)


  • Sufficient upper-division credit hours must be taken to equal 36 credit hours

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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