More About the Comprehensive Science Program

The purpose of the standard course of study for the BSC degree is to provide the student with an introduction to the major branches of science within the context of a comprehensive education in the liberal arts and sciences. Students who complete this course of study will be prepared to compete with other liberal arts and science graduates for a broad range of career opportunities in business, government and science industries. They will also be prepared to continue their studies in science and health fields at the graduate level.

 You may, with the approval of your advisor, vary the order in which you take courses. You may select whatever electives will help meet your interests and career objectives. In determining the order in which you take the courses you should keep prerequisites and co-requisites in mind.

 By choosing electives carefully you can combine the BSC major with a specialization in some other area such as physics, biology, computing science, business, etc. Your advisor can help you design a program to suit your particular interests or concentrations.

The Comprehensive Science Program is based on the principles of a solid foundation in the basic natural sciences and mathematics, and flexibility in the choice of an area of concentration. Thus the program accommodates students with a very specific scientific goal in mind, as well as those who wish to define their own imaginative course of study. This can best be attained through good student-faculty interaction and faculty advisement.