General Science


Overview & Academics

A well-rounded view of scientific knowledge, along with the methodology and philosophy of science, will be earned with a General Science degree. Students will be able to critically analyze societal problems from a scientific viewpoint and propose responsible solutions to their communities.

Department Contact

Jeff Kuglitsch, Ph.D.
General Science Program Coordinator
Associate Professor of Earth Science
University of Wisconsin
jkuglitsch@ncwc.edu
(252) 985-5338

Major Requirements
BIO 101, 102, 123, 200; CHM 111, 112, 121, 122; PHY 211, 212, 221, 222; MAT 121, 213; CIS 211 or 230; two Earth Science Courses with laboratories from ERS 131/132, 141/142, 171/172; BIO 412, CHM 412, or ERS 495; BIO 421, CHM 402, or ERS 491 and 12 additional semester hours in upper level courses in BIO, CHM, or PHY.

Minor Requirements
BIO 101, 102; CHM 111, 112; one Earth Science course with laboratory from ERS 131/132, 141/142, or 171/172; PHY 211, 212 and two additional courses with laboratories from BIO, CHM, ERS, or PHY.

Undergraduate Plan

Fall Semester Credits
BIO 101 Life Science 3
BIO 102 Life Science Lab 1
MAT 113 College Algebra
ENG 111 Writing I 3
EXS 100 Fitness & Wellness 2
HIS/POL Social Science Elective 3
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TOTAL HOURS: 15


Spring Semester Credits
CHM 111 General Chemistry I 3
CHM 112 General Chemistry I Lab 1
BIO 123 Methods in General Biology 2
ENG 112 Writing II 3
MAT 115 Trigonometry 3
Elective 3
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TOTAL HOURS: 15

Fall Semester Credits
CIS 211 Programming Structures 3
BIO 222 Evolution 3
ERS 131 Planetary Geology 3
ERS 132 Planetary Geology Lab 1
ECO/GEO/JUS Social Science Requirement 3
MAT 121 Calculus I 4
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TOTAL HOURS: 17


Spring Semester Credits

CHM 121 General Chemistry II 3
CHM 122 General Chemistry II Lab 1
Major Elective + Laboratory 4
PSY/SOC Social Science Requirement 3
MAT 213 Elementary Statistics 3
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TOTAL HOURS: 14

Fall Semester Credits

Major Elective + Laboratory 4
PHY 211 General Physics I 3
PHY 212 General Physics I Lab 1
ERS 141 Physical Geology 3
ERS 142 Physical Geology Lab 1
BIO 200 Cell Biology
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TOTAL HOURS: 15


Spring Semester Credits

PHY 221 General Physics II 3
PHY 222 General Physics II Lab 1
Major Elective + Laboratory 4
International Studies Requirement 3
Elective 3
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TOTAL HOURS: 14

Fall Semester Credits

BIO 412, CHM 412, or ERS 495 3
ENG Literature Requirement 3
EXS 100 2
REL 101 or 115 Religious Studies Requirement
Elective 3
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TOTAL HOURS: 14


Spring Semester Credits

BIO 421, CHM 402, or ERS 491 3
Ethics Requirement 3
ART/ENT/MUS Fine Arts Requirement 3
Elective 3
Elective 4
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TOTAL HOURS: 16