Science

Transfer Major

Decisions on the transferability of courses are made by the four-year colleges and differ from school to school. Students enrolled in this major should contact the Transfer Services Office early in their academic program to determine which courses will transfer to the college of their choice.

Science, Technology, Engineering & Mathematics Department
Founders 112 • Phone (215)968-8305
Curriculum Code No. 1117

The Science major is designed for students who wish to major in a branch of science in a four-year institution, but are undecided about the specific discipline during their stay at Bucks. The major will enable students to broaden their experience in mathematics and different areas of science. Transferring students will lack specializations but will be able to transfer into any science major with a suitable selection of electives. Students in the major should keep in close touch with their advisors in the division.

Graduates of this program are able to:

  • apply mathematical concepts and methods to phenomena and problems as related to chemistry;
  • apply mathematical concepts and methods to phenomena and problems as related to physical science; and
  • describe the energy transformations in living systems.

Prospective students with inadequate academic preparations should be aware that they may need additional time to acquire the necessary academic background. Prerequisites and corequisites for the required courses must be followed.

Degree Course Requirements

Course Credits
COMP110
English Composition I A,I,1
3
COMP111
English Composition II I,2
3
Biology Elective B, I 4
Chemistry Elective A, C, I 4
COMM110
Effective Speaking I
3
Cultural Perspectives F 3
Elective H 3
INTG285
Integration of Knowledge G,I,5
3
Literature or Foreign Language 3
College Level Mathematics Electives E,3 10-12
College Level Mathematics E or Science B,C,D Electives 4
Personal Health F 2
Physics Elective D,I 4
Science Electives B,C,D 8
Social Perspectives F 3
Total Credit Hours 60-62

Recommended Semester Sequence

The recommended course sequence is designed for full-time students who average 15 credit hours per semester. Students may need more time to complete major requirements based on placement testing. This additional time will entail some adjustments to the sequence recommended.

First Semester

Course Credits
COMP110
English Composition I A,I,1
3
Chemistry Elective A, C, I 4
Literature or Foreign Language 3
College Level Mathematics Elective E,3 3-4
Personal Health F 2
Total Credit Hours 15-16

Second Semester

Course Credits
COMP111
English Composition II I,2
3
Cultural Perspectives F 3
College Level Mathematics Elective E,3 3-4
Science Elective B,C,D 4
Social Perspectives F 3
Total Credit Hours 16-17

Third Semester

Course Credits
Biology Elective B,I 4
Colege Level Mathematics Elective E,33-4
College Level Mathematics E or Science Elective B,C,D 4
Physics Elective D,I 4
Total Credit Hours 15-16

Fourth Semester

Course Credits
COMM110
Effective Speaking I
3
Elective H 3
INTG285
Integration of Knowledge G,I,5
3
Science Elective B,C,D 4
Total Credit Hours 13

A Placement testing required.
B Except BIOL101, BIOL102, BIOL115.
C Except CHEM100, CHEM101, CHEM102.
D Except SCIE101.
E Except MATH101, MATH102, MATH110, MATH117, MATH118.
F Consult the list of courses approved for this subcategory. Any course may be chosen.
G Any INTG course may be chosen.
H Pre-college level courses do not meet this requirement.
I Course requires prerequisite.

1 Satisfies College Writing Level I.
2 Satisfies College Writing Level II.
3 Satisfies College level Mathematics or Science.
4 Satisfies Social Perspectives.
5 Satisfies Writing Intensive requirement.

Completion of a non-degree major is not available in this program. Credits exceeding the required minimum cannot be used to satisfy required credits in other course requirements.