Apr 03, 2020  
Fitchburg State University 2018-2019 Undergraduate Catalog 
Fitchburg State University 2018-2019 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

General Sciences Concentration in Interdisciplinary Studies, B.S.

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The General Science Concentration in Interdisciplinary Studies gives students a strong grounding in the basic natural sciences, including physics, earth and geographic sciences, biology, and chemistry.  This is an appropriate concentration for students interested in a wide variety of careers such as:  teaching middle school science, entry-level laboratory technician positions, and science writing careers.  This is not appropriate for students wishing to continue on in medical or dental school or those who wish to go graduate school in biology, chemistry, earth science or geology.    

Students must complete Chemistry 1300 (General Chemistry I), Biology 1800 (General Biology I), Biology 2300 (Ecology), Geography 2000 (Meteorology), OR Geography 2500 (Oceanography), Physical Science 1100 (Physical Science), Math 1300 (Precalculus), ITEC 2010 (Introduction to Technology Education) and any math, biology, chemistry, physics, or geography elective at or above the 2000 level for a minimum of 28 credits.

Students must choose a university-approved minor that suits their interests for a minimum of 18 credits.

Students must take IDIS Major Core Course Requirements (15 credits).  IDIS 1004 (Introduction to IDIS Seminar), IDIS 2140 (IDIS Research Methods Seminar), IDIS 4004 (IDIS Capstone Seminar), IDIS 1600 (Critical and Creative Thinking) are required along with two three-credit IDIS electives.

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