General Science Major

The general science major consists of a total of 12 courses, plus associated labs and recitations.

CourseTitleCredits
Chemistry
CHEM 1321
CHEM 1331
GENERAL CHEMISTRY I
and GENERAL CHEMISTRY LAB I
6
CHEM 1322
CHEM 1332
GENERAL CHEMISTRY II
and GENERAL CHEMISTRY LAB II
6
CHEM 1311GENERAL CHEMISTRY I RECITATION0
CHEM 1312GENERAL CHEMISTRY II RECITATION0
Biology
BISC 1403
BISC 1413
INTRODUCTORY BIOLOGY I
and INTRODUCTORY BIOLOGY LAB I 1
5
BISC 1404
BISC 1414
INTRODUCTORY BIOLOGY II
and INTRODUCTORY BIOLOGY LAB II
5
Physics
Select one of the following options (provided prerequisites are met):8-10
Option 1:
PHYSICS I
and PHYSICS I LAB
PHYSICS II
and PHYSICS II LAB
Option 2:
INTRODUCTION TO PHYSICS I
and PHYSICS I LAB
INTRODUCTION TO PHYSICS II
and PHYSICS II LAB
Option 3:
GENERAL PHYSICS I
and PHYSICS I LAB
GENERAL PHYSICS II
and PHYSICS II LAB
Mathematics
Select both courses in one of the following options:6-10
Option 1:
CALCULUS I
CALCULUS II
Option 2:
APPLIED CALCULUS I
APPLIED CALCULUS II
Computer Science 2
CISC 1400DISCRETE STRUCTURES4
CISC 1600
CISC 1610
COMPUTER SCIENCE I
and COMPUTER SCIENCE I LAB
4
Electives
Select two courses in biology, chemistry, or physics, plus required lab corequisites if applicable 3
1

BISC 1401 INTRODUCTION TO BIOLOGY I and BISC 1402 INTRODUCTION TO BIOLOGY II, which are offered only in the summer, may substitute for this requirement.

2

Students with a demonstrated proficiency in either computer science or information science can inquire with the program director for alternative choices.

3

Each student must take two additional semesters of non-core science courses (biology, chemistry, or physics), including any associated lab courses. These courses must be offered by the biological sciences, chemistry, or physics departments and be advanced enough that one of the following courses, respectively, is a prerequisite:

Both of the elective courses must be in the same discipline.

Availability

The major in general science is available at Fordham College at Rose Hill. Students in Fordham School of Professional and Continuing Studies may major in general science only if their schedules are sufficiently flexible to permit them to take day courses at the Rose Hill campus. 

Fordham College at Rose Hill students: The requirements above are in addition to those of the Core Curriculum.

Professional and Continuing Studies students: The requirements above are in addition to those of the PCS Core Curriculum.