Alfred University's General Science major is designed for students who are looking for a broad background in the sciences, without the depth of focus on a single science required for an individual science major. It includes courses in biology, chemistry, geology and physics with a concentration in one of these fields. The concentration involves some depth of study, but not to the extent required for a major in the discipline.
MAT 119 Calculus I
MAT 120 Calculus II
A total of 18 semester hours in one of the following: biology, chemistry, geology or physics plus a total of eight semester hours in each of the other three sciences from the following:
BIO 101 General Biology I
BIO 102 (continuation of BIO 101)
CH 105 General Chemistry
CH 106 (continuation of CH 105)
GEO 101 Physical Geology
GEO 104 Historical Geology
GEO 105 Environmental Geology
PHY 111 Introductory General Physics
PHY 112 (continuation of PHY 111)
Total credit hours: 34
The minor in General Science consists of eight hours in each of three sciences chosen from the list above. In geology, four hours may be an upper-level course.