Course Requirements for the B.S. in General Science

Whether you choose to earn a concentration in biology, chemistry, geosciences or physics, you will take a number of core courses, common to all General Science majors, as well as the coursework required to meet Fort Hays State University's General Education requirements.

Core Requirements for the B.S. in General Science

  • BIOL 180/180L Principles of Biology and Lab (4 credit hours)
  • CHEM 120/120L University Chemistry I and Lab (5 credit hours)
  • GSCI 100/102 Introduction to Geology and Lab (4 credit hours) or
    GSCI 200/200L Physical Geology and Lab (5 credit hours) or
    GSCI 101 Elements of Physical Geography and
    GSCI 275 Climate Change (6 credit hours)
  • PHYS 111/111L Physics I and Lab or
    PHYS 211/211L Physics for Scientists & Engineers and Lab (5 credit hours)

TOTAL Credit Hours: 18–20

Course Requirements for Biology Concentration

  • BIOL 230/230L Human Anatomy & Physiology I and Lab and
    BIOL 231/231L Human Anatomy & Physiology and Lab or
    BIOL 345/345L Human Anatomy and Lab (4 credit hours) and
    BIOL 346/346L Human Physiology and Lab (4 credit hours)
  • BIOL 240/240L Microbiology for Allied Health and Lab or
    BIOL 490/490L General Microbiology and Lab (5 credit hours)
  • BIOL 245 Medical Terminology (2 credit hours)
  • BIOL 250/250L Introductory Botany and Lab (4 credit hours)
  • BIOL 260/260L Introductory Zoology and Lab (4 credit hours)
  • BIOL 325/325L Genetics and Lab (4 credit hours)
  • BIOL 330/330L Plant Anatomy and Lab (4 credit hours)
  • BIOL 395/395L Ecology and Lab (4 credit hours)
  • BIOL 435/435L Cellular Biology and Lab (4 credit hours)
  • BIOL 648 Immunology (3 credit hours)

TOTAL Credit Hours: at least 15

Course Requirements for the Chemistry Concentration

  • CHEM 122/122L University Chemistry II and Lab (5 credit hours)

  • Choose 10 credit hours from the following courses:

  • CHEM 304/304L Essentials of Organic Chemistry and Lab (5 credit hours)
  • CHEM 350/350L Chemical Analysis and Lab (5 credit hours)
  • CHEM 360/360L Essentials of Biochemistry and Lab (5 credit hours)
  • CHEM 430/430L Survey of Physical Chemistry and Lab (5 credit hours)

TOTAL Credit Hours: 15

Course Requirements for the Geosciences Concentration

Required Courses

  • GSCI 355/651 Field Trip in Geology/Geosciences (2 credit hours)
  • GSCI 672 Research in Geosciences (1 credit hour)

  • Select 12 credit hours from the following coursework:

  • GSCI 200/200L Physical Geology and Lab (5 credit hours)
  • GSCI 202/202L Historical Geology and Lab (5 credit hours)
  • GSCI 240 Intro to Geographic Information Systems (3 credit hours)
  • GSCI 310/310L Mineralogy and Lab (4 credit hours)
  • GSCI 320/320L Petrology and Lab (4 credit hours)
  • GSCI 321 United States Geography (3 credit hours)
  • GSCI 340 Environmental Geology (3 credit hours)
  • GSCI 635 Hydrology (3 credit hours)
  • GSCI 674 Remote Sensing (3 credit hours)

TOTAL Credit Hours: 15

Course Requirements for the Physics Concentration

  • PHYS 100 Introduction to Engineering Science (1 credit hour)
  • PHYS 112/112L Physics II and Lab or
    PHYS 212/212L Physics for Scientists & Engineers and Lab (5 credit hours)
  • PHYS 313 Modern Physics (3 credit hours)
  • Approved PHYS coursework (6 credit hours)
  • PHYS 603 Projects (1 credit hour)

TOTAL Credit Hours: 16

Required General Education Coursework

  • MATH 234 Analytic Geometry and Calculus I (5 credit hours) or
    MATH 331 Calculus Methods (3 credit hours)
  • ENG 303 Technical and Professional Writing (3 credit hours)
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