Academics

General Science Program      

 

 

Program Director: Dr. Sandra Chimon Peszek


Faculty: Alan Brown, J.D.;  Michael Genova, J.D.; Ahmed Lakhani, Ph.D., Sandra Chimon-Peszek, Ph.D., James Sullivan, Ph. D., Ron Kozlowski, M.S., Karen Dade, Fiona Groninger-Poe, Ph.D., Sammie Schneider, MS, ATC, Sally Lobo-Torres, M.S.


The Department of Quantitative, Behavioral and Social Sciences offers a B.S. in General Sciences. As an interdisciplinary program, the General Sciences curriculum is primarily concerned with preparing students to obtain employment in manufacturing, environmental and governmental settings and for future study in graduate or professional school.The science core curriculum includes the study of biology, chemistry, ecology, forensic science and physics. The science core curriculum prepares students for advanced study in any of the four areas of concentration.


Concentrations:

Life Science Pre-Professional
Prepares students for advanced study in
Medicine, Veterinary Science and Dentistry

Restoration Ecology
Prepares students for advanced study in
conservation biology

Exercise and Sport Science
Prepares students for advanced study in
Athletic Training

Forensic Science
Prepares students for advanced study in
Criminal Justice





Life Science Pre-Professional
The Life Science Pre-Professional (Health) concentration will prepare individuals to pursue careers in the health professions. Students in this major will study chemical interact, how cells in plants and animals respond to varying conditions, the interactions of organisms and how humans have altered our landscape. They will gain a solid foundation in the Biological, Chemical and Physical Sciences in preparation for their particular profession or graduate school.

Restoration Ecology
The Restoration Ecology concentration will prepare individuals for careers as environmental
professionals. Students in this major will investigate how humans have altered the biological, chemical and physical environment. They will gain significant experience by working to restore, preserve and protect wetlands, prairies, woodlands, and dunes.

Exercise and Sport Science
The Exercise and Sports Science concentration will prepare individuals to pursue careers related to athletics. Students in this major will investigate how the human body functions, how to coach, and how to motivate athletes. Students will gain a solid foundation in the how the body functions, how to organize and manage a sports team or sports facility will prepare students for an exciting career as a coach or graduate school.

Forensic Science
The Forensic Science concentration will prepare individuals to pursue careers in the law enforcement field. Students in this major will study to investigate a crime scene, analyze evidence and the legal processes surround criminal investigation. Students will receive a solid foundation in how the body functions, how to use scientific instrumentation and how to handle a crime scene.