General Science

The Bachelor of Science in General Science is offered with or without a concentration.  Without a concentration, it is a major with courses taken from multiple disciplines: biology, chemistry, physics, mathematics and geology. It is ideal for the student who enjoys a variety of sciences, preferring breadth over depth.  A concentration in Medical Laboratory Science is available for students planning to apply to UNMC's program, and allows for more specificity as it applies to Medical Laboratory Science pre-requisites.


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Degrees Offered

All coursework taken for the General Science major must be completed with a grade of “C-“ or better.

Writing in the Discipline

Writing in the discipline course: All students are required to take a writing in the discipline course within their major. For the general science major this is ENGL 3980 or another approved course.

The General Science major is designed to help students gain a broad scientific background and develop fundamental skills in mathematics and science. Few students choose General Science initially. Instead, they transfer into it after finding one of the other natural or physical science majors to be more demanding or more narrowly focused than expected.

The major in General Science is appropriate for students who are preparing for careers in some health professions (Pre-Occupational Therapy, Pre-Physical Therapy, Pre-Nursing, Pre-Medical Laboratory Science, etc.) for those who wish to enter graduate school programs at the Masters or Doctoral degree levels, for those students who wish to attain Teacher Certification, and those preparing for employment in a variety of science or science-related career areas.

When combined with other more specific majors or minors, a degree in general science can also be excellent preparation for careers in law, business, public relations, and writing careers in science, technology or natural history.

Career options include, but are not limited to

  • Healthcare
  • Technical Writing
  •  Research
  • Environmental Science
  • Natural History
  • Business
  • Public Relations
  • Law
  • High School Science Teacher