General Science


The General Science major provides a broad foundation across the life and natural sciences. This includes physics, biology and earth-space-environmental studies. Also included is a mathematical foundation. The major equips students for general science disciplines and also specialized graduate work.

Course Requirements for B.A. or B.S. in General Science

Course Requirements for General Science Minor


Examples of courses in this major:

PHY 2510–2610 General Physics I and II

A lecture, demonstration and laboratory class covering mechanics, heat, sound, electricity, relativity, nuclear science and light. Prerequisites: MAT 1210-1220. Three credit hours plus one hour lab.

ENV 3410 Environmental Ethics

An exploratory study of secular and Christian views of the natural world and humanity’s place in it. Special attention on practical application of a biblical stewardship ethic.

BIO 1610 General Biology I

Principles of structure, function and cellular organisms. Includes an introduction to the scientific method, characteristics of cytoplasm, basic cytology, energy acquisition and release and heredity. Also includes basic plant structure and function. Students must enroll concurrently in BSC 1050. Three hours lecture per week. Four credit hours.

SCI 1160 Theories on Origins

A survey of origin theories with emphasis on creation/evolution. Explores fossils, design, thermodynamics, chronology, flood geology, life in space and current creation research. Three credit hours.