Bachelor of Arts

General Science with a concentration in Behavioral Science

Be passionately curious. Always ask questions. Always challenge yourself. TU’s multi-disciplinary science degree will do just that, as it focuses on earth, environmental and physical sciences, as well as chemistry and biology. Grads of the program excel in the fields of healthcare, natural history and physical and occupational therapies. 

The general science major offers students a choice from two concentrations: behavioral science and chemistry. This program is designed to provide you with a broad-based science curriculum with interdisciplinary components for those 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 you to develop skills that relate to a wide variety of topics, ideas and experiences.

The behavioral science concentration is also designed for students interested in health-related careers, with classes that focus on health issues, drugs and the body, psychology and counseling as well as sociology.

Core Curriculum of the School of Arts & Sciences 39 hours
General Science Major 16 hours
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

Total BA hours 127 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.

Environmental Science (NAT215) - An introduction to the basic chemical, physical and geological aspects of environmental sciences. Topics to be covered include ecosystems, physical, chemical and geological processes involved in shaping the environment, political, economic and social impacts of the environment, pollution and the major contemporary environmental issues with examples from Ohio and surrounding states.

  • Business Careers - 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

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    – Ivan Santiago, Class of 2015

  • "TU gave me the extra boost needed to move forward with accomplishing my dream of becoming a small business owner. With the help and encouragement of my professors and coach, I was able to take that leap into the business world knowing I could not succeed if I did not take risks."

    – Emily Miller

  • "I chose Tiffin University because of the curriculum, the online opportunities, and the fact that it is a brick-and-mortar school close to my home. I made many invaluable contacts through my TU experience."

    – John Carpenter

  • "Tiffin University was my top choice when searching for colleges. I knew with nationally recognized Criminal Justice Programs, I would receive the best education for my future career goals. Because my undergraduate experience was so positive and rewarding, I have pursued my Master’s Degree in Criminal Justice at TU working as a graduate assistant for First-Year Programs. As a GA, I have been able to give back to an institution that has given so much to me and my fellow classmates. Go Dragons!”

    – Sean M. Durocher, Class of 2015

  • I knew Tiffin University was the place for me the second I stepped foot on campus. I toured a handful of other universities offering similar programs, but TU was the only school that truly made me feel at home.

    -Caleb Reynolds '15

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