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;
  • describe the energy transformations in living systems; and
  • demonstrate ability to use networks, world-wide web, and other communication tools in a variety of settings.

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,H,2,10
3
COMP111
English Composition II H,2,4,10
3
COMM110
Effective Speaking H,2,4,5
3
CISC110
Intro to Information Systems A,H,9
3
Biology Elective B,H 4
Chemistry Elective A,C,H,6,7 4
Electives G 6
College Level Mathematics Electives A,E,6 10-12
College Level Mathematics A,E,6 or Science B,C,D Elective 4
Physics Elective D,H,7 4
Science Electives B,C,D 8
Social Science F,8 3
Arts/Humanities F,1 3
Diversity F,3 3
Total Credit Hours 61-63

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,H,2,10
3
CISC110
Intro to Information Systems A,H,9
3
Chemistry Elective A,C,H,6,7 4
Diversity F,3 3
College Level Mathematics Elective A,,E,6 3-4
Total Credit Hours 16-17

Second Semester

Course Credits
COMP111
English Composition II H,2,4,10
3
Arts/Humanities F,1 3
College Level Mathematics Elective A,E,6 3-4
Science Elective B,C,D 4
Social Science F,8 3
Total Credit Hours 16-17

Third Semester

Course Credits
Biology Elective B,H 4
Colege Level Mathematics Elective A,E,63-4
Science Elective B,C,D 4
Elective G 3
Total Credit Hours 14-15

Fourth Semester

Course Credits
COMM110
Effective Speaking H,2,4,5
3
Elective G 3
College Level Mathematics A,E,6 or Science B,C,D Elective 4
Physics Elective D,H,7 4
Total Credit Hours 14

A Placement testing required.
B Except BIOL101, BIOL102, BIOL115.
C Except CHEM100, CHEM101, CHEM102.
D Except SCIE101.
E Except MATH101, MATH102, MATH105, MATH110, MATH117, MATH118.
F Consult the list of courses approved for this subcategory. Any course may be chosen.
G Pre-college level courses do not meet this requirement.
H Course requires prerequisite.

1 Satisfies Arts/Humanities.
2 Satisfies Critical Thinking.
3 Satisfies Diversity.
4 Satisfies Information Literacy.
5 Satisfies Oral Communication.
6 Satisfies Quantitative Literacy.
7 Satisfies Scientific Literacy.
8 Satisfies Social Sciences.
9 Satisfies Technological Competence.
10 Satisfies Writing.

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.