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General Science, B.Sc.

  • Anytime
    Application Deadline
  • 48 months
    Duration
Reading, OH, United States
If you enjoy science and math and are interested in pursuing a science-related career, general science could be an ideal major. Alvernia’s general science program offers students insight into the intellectual and philosophical natures of science, and helps you develop the ability to select, adopt, evaluate and employ strategies and materials.
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Overview

In this major, you’ll acquire a broad background in the sciences, enabling you to develop skills that relate to a variety of topics, ideas and experiences. You’ll study biology, chemistry, physics and earth science, and learn how science intersects with society.

We are extremely proud of our science programs and facilities at Alvernia. Science courses are taught in the O’Pake Science Center, a state-of-the-art facility with two floors of laboratory and classroom space, all offering the latest in educational technology.

As a general science major at Alvernia, you’ll learn much more than what is contained in textbooks. You’ll experience “real-world learning” that will enable you to link your classroom experiences to the larger community and, indeed, the world.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 48 months
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

  • Principles of Biology I
  • Principles of Biology II
  • General Chemistry I
  • General Chemistry II
  • Laboratory Safety
  • General Chemistry I Lab
  • General Chemistry II Lab
  • Seminar
  • Precalculus Mathematics
  • Probability and Statistics
  • Earth Science
  • General Physics I
  • General Physics II
  • Microcomputer Applications

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    80

    The TOEFL iBT ® measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The test has four sections (reading, listening, speaking, and writing), each with a score range of 0-30, for a total score range of 0-120.

  • Minimum required score:

    550

    The TOEFL®PBT is administered in a paper format and measures your ability to use and understand English in a classroom setting at the college or university level. It accurately measures how well you can listen, read and write in English while performing academic tasks.

Academic Requirements

You need the following GPA score:

Required score: 3
Recommended score: 3

Applicants for graduate programs must have the equivalent of a bachelor’s degree with a minimum GPA equivalent to 3 on a US 4.0 grading scale. Admitted applicants typically have an undergraduate GPA of 3 or better on a 4.0 scale. No exam grade should be lower than 4.5 (European grade scale) or D (American grade scale).

Your GPA (Grade Point Average) is calculated using the grades that you received in each course, and is determined by the points assigned to each grade (e.g. for the US grading scale from A-F).

General Requirements

Students seeking admission to Alvernia University may apply any time after completion of the junior year in high school. All candidates should submit the following: 1. Application for admission 2. $25 non-refundable application fee 3. Official secondary school transcripts or record of equivalency 4. Official SAT or ACT scores 5. Personal Essay

Tuition Fee

  • National

    32840 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 32840 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
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Full-Time (12-17 credits/semester)- 2017-2018 Tuition

Living costs for Reading

  • 1015 - 1680 USD/month
    Living Costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.

Funding

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