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

Course Number Course Name Credit Hours
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
-or-
GSCI 200/200L
-or-
GSCI 101 and
GSCI 275
Introduction to Geology and Lab
-or-
Physical Geology and Lab
-or-
Elements of Physical Geography and
Climate Change
4 credit hours
-or-
5 credit hours
-or-
6 credit hours
PHYS 111/111L
-or- 
PHYS 211/211L  
Physics I and Lab
-or- 
Physics for Scientists & Engineers and Lab
5 credit hours
TOTAL CREDIT HOURS:   18-20 credit hours

  

Course Requirements for Biology Concentration: at least 15 credit hours

Course Number Course Name Credit Hours
BIOL 230/232/234
-or-
BIOL 345/345L
Human Anatomy and Physiology and Lab
-or-
Human Anatomy and Lab
4 credit hours
BIOL 240/240L
-or-
BIOL 490/490L
Microbiology for Allied Health and Lab
-or-
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 346/346L Human Physiology 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:   15 credit hours

Course Requirements for the Chemistry Concentration: 15 credit hours

Course Number Course Name Credit Hours
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 credit hours

Course Requirements for the Geosciences Concentration: 15 credit hours

Required Courses
Course Number  Course Name Credit Hours
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 credit hours

Course Requirements for the Physics Concentration: 16 credit hours

Course Number Course Name Credit Hours
PHYS 100 Introduction to Engineering Science 1 credit hour
PHYS 112/112L
-or-
PHYS 212/212L
Physics II and Lab
-or-
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 credit hours
Required General Education Coursework
MATH 234
-or-
MATH 331
Analytic Geometry and Calculus I
-or-
Calculus Methods
5 credit hours
-or-
3 credit hours
ENG 303 Technical and Professional Writing
3 credit hours