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Division of Continuing Studies

General Science

The Division of Continuing Studies offers the Bachelor of General Studies degree with an area of concentration in general science.


CHEM 1180-1184  General Chemistry I with Lab 4 hrs
CHEM 1190-1194 General Chemistry II with Lab 4 hrs
PHYS 1110-1154 or PHYS 2110-1154 General Physics I with Labor or Calculus Level 5 hrs
PHYS 1120-1164 or PHYS 2120-1164 General Physics II with Labor or Calculus Level 5 hrs
MATH 1950 or MATH 1930 and MATH 1530 Calculus or Cal. for Mgr., Life & Ssci. and Statistics 5-6 hrs
BIOL 1450 General Biology I 5 hrs
BIOL 1750 General Biology II 5 hrs
GEOL 1170 Physical Geology 4 hrs
Related course work in science   12-14 hrs

Additional Information

  • Must contain 30 credit hours in the area of concentration.
  • Must have 9 hours of upper level credit from UNO (3000+ or any math or science course at a higher level than those required above in BIOL, CHEM, and PHYS and beyond MATH 1960 and GEOL 1180.
  • Any specific subject, in which a student earns 12 hours, may be used as a secondary field, as long as 30 hours are listed in the concentration.
  • Additional hours, beyond the 30, may also be used to meet requirements in the Natural/Physical Sciences requirements for General Education (must also meet the General Education Requirements).
  • No credit from a community college will be considered upper level in the concentration.
  • Courses from a four-year college at a higher level than the ones specified in the paragraph above will be counted as upper level.
  • Courses in any natural science area will be used to finish the area of concentration requirements.¬†

Career Information:
An area of concentration in general science is a broad study of chemistry, physics, biology, and mathematics. It can provide the knowledge necessary to pursue careers or further study in any of those areas. General science students may use this multidisciplinary program towards work in engineering, neurosciences, environmental sciences, technical writing, natural history, education, research, and biophysical or biochemistry sciences, which may benefit from focus in several sciences. It can also lead to careers in healthcare by preparing students for medical school and other professional/advanced degrees or licenses (i.e. pharmacy, nursing, pathology, physical therapy, radiology, public health, etc.).

For more career information, check out UNO Career Center.

Revised Fall 2013