B.S., General Science
Minimum Requirements for Degree: 130 credits
Students must earn a C- grade or better in each course.
|General University Requirements|
|Complete the general university requirements.|
|General Education Requirements|
|Complete the general education requirements.|
|B.S. Degree Requirements|
|Complete the B.S. degree requirements.|
|BIOL F115X||Fundamentals of Biology I||4|
|BIOL F116X||Fundamentals of Biology II||4|
|CHEM F105X||General Chemistry I 1||4|
|CHEM F106X||General Chemistry II 1||4|
|GEOS F101X||The Dynamic Earth||4|
|GEOS F112X||The History of Earth and Life||4|
|MATH F151X||College Algebra for Calculus||4|
|MATH F251X||Calculus I 2||4|
|PHYS F103X||College Physics I 1||4|
|PHYS F104X||College Physics II 1||4|
|Complete one of the following by the start of the junior year: 3||20|
One major and two minors 4
|Complete one of the following:||20-24|
Complete a second major from the following: biological sciences, chemistry, geosciences, physics or mathematics. 5
Complete two minors, one of which must be in the natural sciences or mathematics, while the other may be selected from the following disciplines: anthropology, English, French, German, Spanish, Russian, history, political science or economics. 6
|Complete the baccalaureate capstone requirement as determined by the program.|
PHYS F211X, PHYS F212X and PHYS F213X may substitute for PHYS F103X and PHYS F104X. CHEM F212 may substitute for CHEM F105X and CHEM F106X.
Students do not need to take MATH F151X and MATH F152X if students complete MATH F251X with a C or better. Complete a B.S. degree mathematics elective for 3 credits if MATH F151X and MATH F152X are not taken.
General science students, after meeting with their general science advisor, should contact the head of the major/minor department as early as possible to determine course requirements in that discipline. These courses will be determined by the department head of the discipline and will reflect each student's needs as well as the intent of the general science program.
Complete one major from the following: biological sciences, chemistry, geosciences or physics. The major requires the completion of at least 20 credits in addition to the foundation courses in the discipline.
The major requires the completion of at least 20 credits in addition to the foundation courses in the discipline.
The minor must include 12 or more credits in addition to the foundation courses in that discipline.
Requirements for General Science Teachers (grades 7-12)
- Complete all the requirements of the general science B.S.
- If the student opts for one major and two minors, all must represent science or mathematics disciplines.
- All prospective science teachers must complete the following:
|PHIL F481||Philosophy of Science||3|
Note: We strongly recommend that prospective secondary science teachers seek advising from the Alaska College of Education early in their undergraduate degree program so they can be appropriately advised of the State of Alaska requirements for teacher licensure. Students will apply for admission to the Alaska College of Education's postbaccalaureate teacher preparation program, a one-year intensive program, during their senior year.