Mar 07, 2021  
Undergraduate Catalog 2020-2021 
Undergraduate Catalog 2020-2021

Analytical Science, B.S.

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Students majoring in this program will be prepared to become employees as chemists or physicists for the science-based industries and agencies that use modern technology. They will also be prepared to pursue an advanced degree in chemistry, physics, engineering or medicine. This program provides an excellent background in business and computer science/information systems technology as well as a solid foundation in supporting sciences and mathematics. The graduates of the program will be capable of entering industry in traditional technical positions available to physicists and chemists, or in marketing, business, computer support or information systems. The combination of traditional science and modern computational methods will be especially valuable in science-based information industries. In particular, in the emerging biotechnology industry, this kind of background in science and technology is increasingly necessary.

Learning Outcomes

Plan of Study


General Education Requirement (30 Credits)

Majors must take CHEM 112 , MATH 123  and PHYS 211  as part of the System-wide General Education Requirements.

Science Component (20 Credits)

Mathematics Component (16 Credits)

Computer Science and Information Systems Component (15 Credits)

Research/Scholarship Component (3 Credits)

Electives* (21 Credits)

*Three of these electives will have been met upon completion of CHEM 112, MATH 123 and PHYS 211 as part of the system general education requirements.

Within the electives category, in consultation with their academic advisor(s), students must also take 3 credits of coursework in an appropriate analytical methodologies course relevant to their academic concentration.

Students wanting to prepare for graduate or professional school, or for bachelors-level research-focused career path, or those simply desiring more intensive independent research experiences, may take an additional 3 credits of Undergraduate Research/Scholarship electives in BIOL, CHEM, CIS, CSC, MATH or PHYS.  These credits may include relevant academic or industry internship experiences as appropriate.

Concentration Component (15 Credits)

Students are required to complete 15 hours of additional 300-400 level coursework in BIOL, CHEM, CIS, CSC, MATH or PHYS.

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