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General Science Undergraduate Major (BS, CRED, HBS)

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College of Science | General Science


Options

Pre-Clinical Laboratory Science
Pre-Dentistry
Pre-Education
Pre-Medicine
Pre-Nursing Education
Pre-Occupational Therapy
Pre-Optometry
Pre-Pharmacy
Pre-Physical Therapy
Pre-Physician Assistant
Pre-Podiatry
Pre-Veterinary Medicine

To earn a bachelor's degree in General Science, students must choose one of the options listed below:

The following General Science options are designed to meet prerequisites for nursing and occupational therapy programs at other institutions, but do not lead to an OSU degree:

The General Science major with the Pre-Education option also is available on the OSU-Cascades campus.



The following is a General Science course plan. Specific degree requirements may be found under the option requirements.

First Year

CH 121, CH 122, CH 123. General Chemistry (5,5,5)
   or CH 231, CH 232, CH 233. *General Chemistry (4,4,4) and CH 261, CH 262, CH 263. *Laboratory for Chemistry 231, 232, 233 (1,1,1)
Approved mathematical science (12)
(See the mathematics requirements listed for each option. Some may require more than 12 credits of mathematics, computer science and statistics courses.)
Fitness (3)
Baccalaureate core courses and/or electives (9)
Speech (3)
WR 121. *English Composition (3)

Sophomore Year

General biology (12)
General physics or physical science (1215)
Baccalaureate core courses and/or electives (1518)
Writing II (3)

Junior and Senior Years

History of Science (HSTS) course (4), to include one WIC course from below:

Select one WIC course from below (4):
HSTS 415. ^*Theory of Evolution and Foundation of Modern Biology (4)
HSTS 417. ^*History of Medicine (4)
HSTS 419. ^*Studies in Scientific Controversy: Methods and Practices (4)
HSTS 422. ^*Historical Studies of Science and Politics (4)
HSTS 425. ^*History of the Life Sciences (4)

Option and baccalaureate core courses and electives (75)1
Synthesis (6)
Speech (3)

Footnotes:

1 Students must take a minimum of 24 credits of upper-division science from departments in the College of Science.
* Baccalaureate Core Course
^ Writing Intensive Course (WIC)

 



Major Code: 540

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