General Science

Students who major in general science should follow the sequence of one of the natural sciences in their freshman year. To fulfill requirements for this major they must have a three-year concentration in one natural science. At least one 300-level course and at least one 400-level course must be taken. Also, students must complete two distinct two-semester sequences in mathematics or one two-semester sequence in mathematics and one two-semester sequence in computer science. In addition, they must have at least one full year of study in two other natural sciences and one additional year of any natural science, mathematics or computer science. In order to fulfill a major requirement for the general science major, courses must fulfill the major requirements for the specific discipline’s major or minor.

Students may transfer to the general science program from the biology, chemistry or physics programs. This is most easily done at the conclusion of any of the first two semesters.

General Science Major

Core RequirementsHours
COR 100 First Year Seminar3
WRT 101 Critical Writing3
PHL 110 Introduction to Philosophy3
HST 110 - HST 111 World Civilization6
ENG 210 Major Authors3
PHL 210 Moral Philosophy3
EAC Encountering Another Culture/Language6
ENG 310 Literature and Culture3
Social Science*3
Natural Science*3
IDS Interdisciplinary Studies*3
COR 400 Transformations3
Visual & Performing Arts*1

* NOTE: Some Core requirements may be fulfilled by major requirements. See core section for more information. Because there have been substantial changes to the core curriculum, the above requirements may not apply to all students; for students who entered Le Moyne College prior to Fall 2013, be sure to consult with your advisor for appropriate course selection(s).

General Science Major

Major RequirementsHours
Mathematics (a minimum of four semesters, of which two may be in computer science) 12-16
Mathematics/Science Option (a minimum of an additional two semesters of mathematics and/or science, including computer science) 6-8
Science (a minimum of six semesters in biology, chemistry or physics and a minimum of two semesters in each of the two other natural science) 36-40
Free Electives (sufficient to make total credits at least 120) 10-20

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