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TAS: Integrated Science Studies (B.S.)


Convener: Faculty:
Bernard Langer Philip Anderson
Eta Rena Bacon
Steven Rice
Pat Keeton* (CA)
Anita Stellenwerf (ASB)
(*disclaimer below)


About the Major

The Integrated Science Studies major is designed to meet a growing professional and cultural need for people whose knowledge of science is directed to its use, expression, and administration in both the private and public sectors.  Students in the major are expected not only to achieve specific competencies in the sciences but also critical understandings of the roles of the sciences in social, political, and economic contexts.

Emphasis in the major is placed on the breadth and depth of the foundational science curriculum.  Students secure detailed but integrated knowledge of the sciences by engaged study in a range of courses, including laboratory courses—from chemistry, physics, and biology to geology, ecology, and environmental science—as well as in mathematics.  The foundational courses have been selected to establish a broad base for study without compelling a focus on a particular science too early, while allowing flexibility and opportunities to pursue more specific interests at the upper levels.

Upon the successful completion of 36 credits of required foundational science and mathematics courses, students can apply to be admitted to one of six (6) upper level concentrations of the major:  (1) Biology/Environmental Science, (2) Physical Science, (3) Science Technology and Society, (4) Science Journalism, (5) Business Administration/MBA Track, and (6) Public Policy/Administration.  The upper level concentrations are administered both within the School of Theoretical and Applied Science and with the cooperation of other Schools.  Those who wish to be admitted for study in Science Journalism, for instance, require the approval of both the convener of the major and the Dean of the School of Contemporary Arts.  Similarly, students who with to pursue study in the Business Administration/MBA Track need the prior approval of the Dean of the Anisfield School of Business.

The upper level concentrations consist of curricula requiring a minimum of five courses.  Additional elective course options, including internships and independent study, are strongly recommended and can be planned in consultation with academic advisors.

Each concentration has a particular orientation which integrates scientific knowledge into other acquired competencies—in business, in technology management, in environmental regulation and public administration to science journalism and science education.  Two of the concentrations provide opportunities for further specialized study in science without the upper level course restrictions and requirements of a particular science major.  The upper level curriculum is intended to respond to a variety of student interests and career objectives.  Students who complete the major will be competently prepared to pursue further academic work in graduate and professional schools in science, business, and other areas, as well as to begin careers in their chosen fields.

The School of Theoretical and Applied Science offers the major leading to a B.S. degree in Integrated Science Studies – (chosen concentration).

Requirements of the Major

  1. Transfer students who have 48 or more credits accepted at the time of transfer are waived from the courses marked with a [W] below.  Waivers only apply to General Education Requirements NOT School Core or Major Requirements.

  2. Double counting between General Education, School Core, and Major may be possible.  Check with your advisor to see if any apply.
Subject & Course # Title & Course Description
GENERAL EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS
INTD 101 [W] FIRST YEAR SEMINAR
ENGL 180 COLLEGE ENGLISH
SELECT ONE  
BADM 115 [W] PERSPECTIVES OF BUSINESS AND SOCIETY OR
SOSC 101 [W] SOCIAL ISSUES
SELECT ONE [W] GE-HISTORY CATEGORY: HIST 101-110
AIID 201 [W] READINGS IN HUMANITIES
SELECT ONE GE-INTERCULTURAL NORTH AMERICA CATEGORY
SELECT ONE GE-INTERNATIONAL ISSUES CATEGORY
SELECT ONE [W] GE-TOPICS ARTS AND HUMANITIES CATEGORY OR
  [W] GE-TOPICS SOCIAL SCIENCE CATEGORY
SCHOOL OF THEORETICAL AND APPLIED SCIENCE REQUIREMENT
SELECT ONE Science In Cultural Perspective course:
AMER 307 TECHNOLOGY AND CULTURE IN AMERICA
ANTH 307 MEDICAL ANTHROPOLOGY
CNTP 315 ART AND TECHNOLOGY
ENST 215 ENVIRONMENTAL HISTORY
ENST 223 ENERGY AND SOCIETY
ENST 305 ECOLOGY, ECONOMICS AND ETHICS
ENST 312 ECOLOGICAL ANTHROPOLOGY
ENST 317 ENVIRONMENTAL POLICY AND REGULATION
HIST 396 HISTORY OF SCIENTIFIC IDEAS
INFO 315 COMPUTER LAW AND ETHICS
MATH 441 HISTORY OF MATH
MGMT 324 INVENTION FOR MANAGERS AND SCIENTISTS
PHIL 328 BIO-ETHICS
POLI 328 LAW AND POLITICS INTERNATIONAL ENVIRONMENT
PSYC 306 ETHICAL AND LEGAL ISSUES
PSYC 413 PHILOSOPHICAL ROOTS OF PSYCH
PSYC 423 HISTORY AND SYSTEMS OF PSYCHOLOGY
SCIN 210 SCIENCE TECHNOLOGY AND SOCIETY
SCIN 230 COMPUTERS AND SOCIETY
SCIN 235 HISTORICAL TRENDS IN NURSING
SCIN 343 SCIENCE AND RELIGION
SCIN 405 FEMINIST SCIENCE FICTION
SCIN 425 SCIENCE AND LITERATURE
SCIN 434 WOMEN AND SCIENCE
SCIN 481 SCIENCE LAW AND FEMINISM
SCIN 489 SCIENCE AND LAW
SOCI 306 ENVIRONMENTAL SOCIOLOGY
SOCI 330 SCIENCE IN A MULTICULTURAL WORLD
INTEGRATED SCIENCE STUDIES MAJOR REQUIREMENTS
CHEM 110 FUNDAMENTALS OF CHEMISTRY I LECTURE/LAB
CHEM 112 FUNDAMENTALS OF CHEMISTRY II LECTURE/LAB
BIOL 110 FUNDAMENTALS OF BIOLOGY I LECTURE/LAB
BIOL 112 FUNDAMENTALS OF BIOLOGY II LECTURE/LAB
PHYS 110 FUNDAMENTALS OF PHYSICS I LECTURE/LAB
PHYS 112 FUNDAMENTALS OF PHYSICS II LECTURE/LAB
GEOL 105 FUNDAMENTALS OF GEOLOGY LECTURE/LAB
PHYS 103 INTRODUCTION TO ASTRONOMY
ENSC 103 INTRODUCTION TO ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCE
CHEM 210 ORGANIC CHEMISTRY I LECTURE/LAB
BIOL 221 GENERAL ECOLOGY
  Mathematics Requirement: Two of the following
MATH 121 CALCULUS I
MATH 122 CALCULUS II
CMPS 147 COMPUTER SCIENCE I
PSYC 242 STATISTICS
 
Upper Level Concentration:  Select One.
 
BIOLOGY/ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCE
BIOL 331 GENETICS LECTURE/ LAB
BIOL 356 EVOLUTION
ENSC 340 ENVIRONMENTAL CHEMISTRY LECTURE/LAB
ENSC 331 COMPUTER MODELING:ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCE LECTURE/LAB
BIOL 310 MICROBIOLOGY LECTURE/LAB
 
PHYSICAL SCIENCE
PHYS 105 METEOROLOGY or
PHYS 240 ELECTRONICS FOR SCIENTISTS I
PHYS 210 MODERN PHYSICS LECTURE/LAB
CHEM 323 ANALYTICAL CHEMISTRY LECTURE/LAB
GEOL 333 ENVIRONMENTAL GEOLOGY
ENSC 340 ENVIRONMENTAL CHEMISTRY LECTURE/LAB
 
SCIENCE TECHNOLOGY AND SOCIETY
AMER 307 TECHNOLOGY AND CULTURE IN AMERICA
HIST 396 HISTORY OF SCIENTIFIC IDEAS
PHIL 328 BIO-ETHICS
SCIN 210 SCIENCE TECHNOLOGY AND SOCIETY
SCIN 230 COMPUTERS AND SOCIETY
 
SCIENCE JOURNALISM
COMM 208 NEWSWRITING* (*Pre-requisite of BIOL 221 for TAS students)
COMM 226 COPY EDITING
 
And any three(3) of the following courses:
COMM 266 RESEARCH/WRITING METHODS
COMM 304 WRITING FOR PUBLICATION
COMM 311 COMMUNITY JOURNALISM
COMM 324 REPORTING/WRITING: ONLINE MEDIA
 
BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION
ACCT 221 PRINCIPLES-FINANCIAL ACCOUNTING
ECON 102 INTRODUCTION TO MACROECONOMICS
BADM 223 BUSINESS LAW I
MGMT 302 MANAGING ORGANIZATIONAL BEHAVIOR
MKTG 290 MARKETING PRINCIPLES AND PRACTICES
 
PUBLIC POLICY/ADMINISTRATION
ENST 207 PUBLIC POLICY
PSYC 242 STATISTICS OR
SOCI 308 SOCIAL STATISTICS WITH COMPUTER
MGMT 302 MANAGING ORGANIZATIONAL BEHAVIOR
ENST 326 ENVIRONMENTAL LAW OR
POLI 328 LAW AND POLITICS IN THE INTERNATIONAL ENVIRONMENT
ENST 317 ENVIRONMENTAL POLICY AND REGULATION OR
BADM 223 BUSINESS LAW I

Note: A 2.0 GPA in the major is required for graduation.

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