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).
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.
- 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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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
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.