General Science can work for many career interests. It can
be appropriate for students interested in health-related careers
(including medicine, dentistry, physical therapy, occupational therapy,
and medical technology). Pre-engineering students have used the major
to gain a broader scientific background than is provided in traditional
pre-engineering programs in chemistry or physics. General Science may be
particularly useful to students whose scientific interests do not fit well
within a single discipline. The neurosciences, environmental sciences,
and biophysical sciences are examples of such cross-disciplinary areas.
Combined with a second major or minor in English, General Science can
be excellent preparation for a writing career in science, technology,
or natural history. Combined with a major in a particular science
discipline, General Science can provide a supporting upper-level breadth.
The major also works well for students who want to teach elementary
school or high school science. A bachelors in science in General
Science can be useful in many careers
, such as
dentistry, education, and research. When combined with other majors or
minors a degree in General Science can be excellent preparation for
careers in law, business, public relations, and many others.