2019-2020 Academic Catalog 
    May 27, 2023  
2019-2020 Academic Catalog [ARCHIVED 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


For more information visit https://lake.wright.edu/academics/engineering-mathematics-and-science-academic-unit/integrated-science-studies

Program Requirements:

I. Wright State Core: 44 Hours

Element 1: Communication: 6 Hours

Element 2: Mathematics: 4 Hours


Element 3: Global Traditions: 6 Hours

Element 4: Arts/Humanities: 3 Hours

Element 5: Social Science: 7 Hours


Element 6: Natural Science: 10 Hours


Additional Core Courses: 8 Hours


III. Departmental Requirements and Electives: 21 Hours

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

    - At least one course must include a lab component.

    - 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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