The general science program provides students the opportunity to investigate diverse methods of inquiry by experiencing courses from a cross section of science disciplines.
The general science program provides students the opportunity to investigate diverse methods of inquiry by experiencing courses from a cross section of science disciplines. Students will develop critical thinking skills, learn to communicate effectively in writing, and acquire an understanding of major scientific concepts. Through course options, students will use mathematical concepts to solve problems and employ methods of scientific inquiry to understand the world around them. Completion of the degree requirements will prepare students with the skills and resources needed to facilitate academic and career decisions. Competencies will be assessed through regularly scheduled theory and laboratory examinations.
Upon successful completion of the degree program, students will be able to:
These courses emphasize the physical universe, its life forms, and its natural phenomena.
Courses in the sciences will help students develop an understanding of the scientific
method and the relationship between science and other human activities. Students transferring
to a four-year university will have a basic foundation for further studies in areas
such as biology (biochemistry, biophysics, molecular and cell biology, marine biology,
microbiology), chemistry, physical and earth sciences (astronomy, geology, physical
geography, oceanography), or physics. This emphasis may be useful for students interested
in possible career paths in life sciences, physiology, exercise science, physical
sciences, or earth sciences. Select 18 units with at least one course in Biological
Sciences and one course in Physical Sciences.
Abiodun Osanyinpeju, Ph.D.
Dean of Student Learning
Donald Roach, Ph.D.
Fazal Aasi, M.D.
Emma Adams, D.V.M.
Karla Coti, Ph.D.
Sevana Khodagholian, Ph.D.
Katherine Marsh, Ph.D.
Schetema Nealy, Ph.D.
Kent Schwitkis, Ph.D.
Ayesha Sirajuddin, Ph.D.
Eyob Wallano, D.V.M.