2018-2019 Academic Catalog 
    
    Dec 10, 2018  
2018-2019 Academic Catalog

Integrated Science Studies, BS


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Program Description

The B.S. in Integrated Science Studies provides core studies in biology, chemistry, earth and environmental science, mathematics, physics, and psychology with the opportunity for advanced interdisciplinary work at the Lake Campus of Wright State University. Students with a B.S. in Integrated Science Studies may pursue careers in informal science education (museums, science institutions, etc.),  science advocacy, scientific sales for biotechnology and pharmaceutical companies, technical and science writing, science policy and technology law; careers in interdisciplinary areas of science such  as  material science, climatology, bioinformatics, etc. or careers that require a unique combination of coursework; graduate programs in the sciences (may require certain qualifying coursework);  interdisciplinary graduate programs in health (e.g. biomedical science), environmental sciences,  journalism, public policy; professional degree programs in law and business; or teach science at the high  school or community college level (may require certain qualifying coursework in education).

 

Admission Requirements

The B.S. in Integrated Science Studies at the Lake Campus will follow the same admissions requirements as the Dayton Campus. Students must apply for admission to the College of Science and Mathematics (COSM). To be considered for admission into COSM, a student must have:

• 2.0 GPA

• 16 hours earned

• Grade of “C” or higher in one course in the chosen major

 

Upon admission, a student will be assigned an advisor at the Lake Campus who will help the student develop a program of study.

 

Learning Outcomes

  • Students will be able to effectively communicate the scientific method
  • Students will have competency in the four core science disciplines
  • Students will demonstrate proficiency in laboratory skills
  • Students will demonstrate fundamental field techniques necessary to collect data for scientific research

 

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Program Requirements:


I. Wright State Core: 44 Hours


Element 1: Communication: 6 Hours


Element 2: Mathematics: 4 Hours


Required:

Element 3: Global Traditions: 6 Hours


Element 4: Arts/Humanities: 3 Hours


Element 5: Social Science: 7 Hours


Required:

Element 6: Natural Science: 10 Hours


Required:

Additional Core Courses: 8 Hours


Required:

II. Departmental Core Requirements: 46 Hours


III. Departmental Requirements and Electives: 21 Hours


Select 18 approved credits from 3000- and 4000-level courses in ANT, BIO, BMB, CHM, EES, EXB, FAS, MTH, M& I, NCBP, PHR, PHY, PSY, SM, STT. Among those selected:

-At least one course must include a lab component.

-One course At least two courses must be IW., including ​ SM 4000 Senior Capstone in Integrated Science Studies (IW)

V. General Electives: 9 Hours


At most 3 credits may be independent or field study.

Total: 120 Hours


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