Minor in General Science
The Minor in General Science is designed to prepare students for rewarding careers as scientist, educators, professional, and global citizens.
Students will be able to:
A. Explain and apply biological, chemical, and physical principles as they relate to the living world:
- Describe the storage and transmission of genetic information in bacteria, plants, and animals.
- Discuss the interactions between various organisms and their local environment and the effects they have on one another.
- Explain the processes underlying evolutionary diversity and their impact on population dynamics.
- Communicate the core principles of biology, chemistry, and physics in writings and in presentations.
B. Describe the ethical ramifications of scientific research and technology and their impacts on society:
- Maintain a high level of honesty and integrity in all scientific work.
- Accurately report the original data, methods, and results for all experiments done.
- Give proper credit and references when using the work of other researchers.
C. Demonstrate the ability to do research and effectively communicate scientific information:
- Recognize the scientific method when designing and interpreting laboratory experiments.
- Use computers as a tool for doing research, gathering information, and presenting results.
- Implement proper control experiments for scientific analysis.
- Apply standard laboratory techniques and procedures when doing experiments.
- Research information taken from multiple sources in the scientific literature.
Complete a research project and present the results in oral and written form.
D. Apply their skills and knowledge of the living world to grow as a global citizen and make positive contributions to society.
The following apply to all minors:
- A minor must be comprised of 18 credit hours taken at Webster University.
- No course counted toward a major can also count toward a minor.
- Students may have a major and a minor within the same department; they may not major and minor within the same area of emphasis.
- Students must earn a grade of C- or better in any course they wish to apply toward a minor.