College of Liberal Arts and Sciences
General Science : Major/Minor

Alfred University's General Science major is designed for students who are looking for a broad background in the sciences, without the depth of focus on a single science required for an individual science major. It includes courses in biology, chemistry, geology and physics with a concentration in one of these fields. The concentration involves some depth of study, but not to the extent required for a major in the discipline.

The General Science major is well suited for those contemplating teaching middle school science courses, going into science writing or science policy, or entering a field where breadth of science knowledge is more important than depth.

Major requirements
MAT 119 Calculus I
MAT 120 Calculus II
A total of 18 semester hours in one of the following: biology, chemistry, geology or physics plus a total of eight semester hours in each of the other three sciences from the following:

Biology
BIO 201 General Biology I
BIO 202 General Biology II

Chemistry
CH 105 General Chemistry
CH 106 (continuation of CH 105)

Geology
GEO 101 Physical Geology
GEO 104 Historical Geology
GEO 105 Environmental Geology

Physics
PHY 111/112 Introductory General Physics
Or
PHY 125/126 Physics I & II

Total credit hours: 34

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