Physical Sciences - BS
Get a broad, scientific background in the physical sciences disciplines, which will make you valuable in a variety of work settings, including solving practical problems.
WHAT WILL I LEARN?
You’ll take a variety of courses in physics, chemistry, biology, math and general education, then you’ll choose either the biology or chemistry track. You’ll hone your experimental skills by working in the lab and conducting independent research.
WHAT CAN I DO WITH A DEGREE IN PHYSICAL SCIENCES?
Having this broad scientific background will prepare you for several positions in a variety of businesses and industries.
- Science teacher
- Lab technician
- Petroleum industry
- Construction firms
- State and federal government
- Environmental organizations
- Law firms
Featured Courses in This Program
BIOL 1302Course 1 NameMicrobiologyCourse 1 DescriptionPrinciples of microbiology and immunology including the morphology, physiology, taxonomy, genetics and ecology of micro-0rganisms. Viruses, prokaryotes and eukaryotic micro organisms including algae, fungi and protozoa will be studied.
CHEM 1301Course 2 NamePhysical Chemistry 1Course 2 DescriptionFundamental concepts of physical chemistry including the structure of matter, principles and application of thermodynamics, chemical equilibria, phase rule, reaction rates, and electrochemistry.
PHYS 0202Course 3 NameFoundations Of Physics 2Course 3 DescriptionA continuation of PHYS 0201. Topics include heat and thermodynamics with an introduction to temperature, internal energy and entropy; kinetic theory of gases and the statistical interpretation of thermodynamics; electrostatics; electric currents and magnetism; and electrodynamics including an introduction to Maxwell's equations.
CHEM 1451Course 4 NameCapstone: ChemistryCourse 4 DescriptionA yearlong project supervised by a member of the chemistry faculty. Two credits the first semester and two credits the second. The first semester will consist of class meetings to introduce students to searching the chemical literature, gathering of references relating to the student's project, and conducting any laboratory work necessary to the completion of the project. The second semester will be spent writing and editing an extensive paper using ACS format and conducting an oral presentation of the research. Ge capstone, upper level writing.