Bachelor of Arts

Unlock the secrets and the magic of our world ... through science. For the always-curious mind, TU's general science program offers a wide range of classes, from health issues to psychology, and from chemistry to biology, for students seeking a broad base of content knowledge to pursue a science related career.

The General Science major offers students a choice from two concentrations: Behavioral Science, and Chemistry. This program is designed to provide the student with a broad-based science curriculum with interdisciplinary components for students seeking a broad base of content knowledge and laboratory skills in each of the major scientific disciplines to pursue a science related career.

The Bachelor of Arts degree in General Science program is multi-disciplinary (requires basic mastery of several sciences beyond the introductory level) and enables students to develop skills that relate to a wide variety of topics, ideas, and experiences.

General Science is an appropriate major for students interested in health-related careers, including physical therapy, occupational therapy, and medical technology. Combined with a second major/minor in English, General Science is an excellent preparation for a writing career in science, technology, or natural history. In the business world, General Science students can embark on careers in sales, health care administrators, and production when combined with a major/minor in business management or marketing.

Core Curriculum of the School of Arts & Sciences 39 hours
General Science Major 39 hours

  • BIO210 and BIO210L General Biology I and Lab
  • BIO211 and BIO211L General Biology II and Lab
  • CHM131 General Chemistry I and lab
  • MAT273 Applied Statistics I
  • MAT275 Elementary Analysis 
  • NAT elective
  • NAT205 Introduction to Earth Science 
  • NAT114 Survey of Science
  • NAT201 Principles of Physical Science 
  • NAT215 Environmental Science 
  • BIO311 Human Anatomy and Physiology I 
  • SAS470 Internship

 

Behavioral Science Concentration 15 hours

  • NAT220 Survey of Health Issues
  • NAT291 Drugs and the Body

Two of the following:

  • PSY320 Motivational Psychology
  • PSY360 Introduction to Counseling
  • PSY362 Abnormal Behavior
  • PSY363 Cognitive Psychology
  • PSY401 Biological Foundations of Behavior

One of the following:

  • SOC250 Social Psychology
  • SOC310 Sociology of the Family
  • SOC320 Community Sociology

 

Chemistry Concentration 16 hours

  • CHM132 General Chemistry II and lab
  • CHM331 Organic Chemistry and lab
  • CHM381 Quantitative Analysis and lab
  • CHM481 Instrumental Analysis and lab

 

Total BA hours 127-128 hours

 

This is a sample course sequence to illustrate course offerings for this major. Consult the official Academic Bulletin for detailed registration and advising information.

On Campus - Offered in a 15-week semester format with start dates of January and August

All General Science concentrations offered

Earth Science (NAT205) - An introduction to the basic concepts of earth sciences. Topics to be covered include the structure and composition of earth, physical and chemical processes shaped/ shaping the earth, types and distribution of rocks and minerals, natural resources, and environmental and economic impacts of the earth.

Survey of Science (NAT114) - A general science course that entails a brief overview of the major science disciplines of biological science, earth science, physics, and chemistry. The student will be able to demonstrate knowledge of basic concepts and principles of biology, earth/space science, chemistry, and physics and demonstrate an understanding for the process of scientific discovery and their implications in our society.

Organic Chemistry I (CHM331) - The study of organic chemistry including the structure and nomenclature of organic compounds. Topics will consider both the theoretical and experimental approaches to organic compounds. Lab required.

Quantitative Analysis (CHM381) - This course will serve as an introduction to the basic concepts of analytical techniques. Students will be expected to apply concepts learned in General Chemistry. The techniques and skills developed in the required lab will be essential for CHM481. 

  • Business - Sales, Health Care Administration and Production
  • Health-Related Careers - Medical Technology
  • Writing Careers - Science, Technology and Natural History
  • Cleveland Metropolitan School District
  • Horizon Science Academy
  • Springboro Community City Schools
  • Toledo Public Schools
  • Vermilion Local Schools

Faculty

Sami Mejri
Sami Mejri Program Chair, General Education / Assistant Professor of Science
Ana Paula Fantini
Ana Paula Fantini Assistant Professor of Exercise Science & Biology

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