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:

BIO 201 General Biology I
BIO 202 General Biology II

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

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

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

Total credit hours: 34

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