Minor in General Science

The Minor in General Science is designed to prepare students for rewarding careers as scientist, educators, professional, and global citizens.

Learning Outcomes

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.

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