The Elements of Education

General Science

Brevard’s General Science program is an interdisciplinary exploration of the sciences that lays a solid foundation for higher learning. You discover math, chemistry, physics, biology, and geology through hands-on, project-based classes, and outdoor labs and experiments.

Choose to pair your General Science major with the K-12 science Teacher Licensure program or continue along a path of learning in medicine, dentistry, veterinary school, physical and occupational therapy, or science journalism.

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What you’ll experience in the General Science program:

  • Develop a strong foundation in all the sciences: biology, chemistry, environmental science, geology, physics, and math.
  • Explore exciting career opportunities in areas like medicine, dentistry, veterinary school, physical and occupational therapy, and science journalism.
  • Choose from diverse and stimulating courses like “Environmental Chemistry,” “Evolutionary Biology,” and “Historical Geology.”
  • Gain the academic training necessary to teach science in high school, and pair it with a Teacher Licensure for grades K-12.
  • In preparation for grad school, you’ll research, produce, and present a senior project of your choice based in any of the sciences.

Majors, Minors, and Concentrations:

Receive a Bachelor of Science (BS) in General Science. Pair their Science degree with K-12 Science Teacher Licensure. Minors in Chemistry and Geology also available.

Career Opportunities:

A General Science degree from Brevard can lead to careers in a variety of fields:

  • Primary & Secondary Science Teacher
  • Research and Data Collection
  • Writer in science, technology, or natural history
  • Supplement cross-discipline education


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