general sciences

Should vitamin ingredients, herbal supplements, and household cleaners be regulated? How are we going to produce the energy we need without adding to the already high levels of greenhouse gases in the atmosphere? Why should professional athletes not be allowed to use steroids or growth hormones? The answers to these and other important questions lie in the study of science. Not only does science help us make intelligent and informed decisions, but it also is an essential foundation of every technological society. From the environment to health care, science impacts everything, and affects us in ways we may have never imagined.

Lawrence Technological University’s minor in general sciences emphasizes both the theoretical and applied aspects of science. The program focuses on biology, chemistry, and physics – providing a solid foundation that can complement your undergraduate degree as well as give you a competitive edge on your resume.

The minor in general sciences can help you attain entry-level positions in the following: 

  • Agriculture
  • Biotechnology
  • Science Education
  • Science Product Sales and Marketing
  • Paint, Polymers, and Coatings Industry
  • Consumer Product Development
  • Food and Flavor industry
  • Recycling and Hazardous Waste Management
  • Material Science
  • Science Writing and Editing

The minor in general sciences can also prepare you to enter the workplace directly as a practicing scientist, pursue business career paths in technologically oriented industries, or obtain entry into professional programs in medicine, dentistry, and other related fields. Whether you choose to begin your career upon graduation or continue your studies, the minor in general sciences from Lawrence Tech can give you the tools you need to achieve your academic and professional goals.

If you are earning any bachelor’s degree at Lawrence Tech, you are eligible to declare a general sciences minor. You may be required to take prerequisite courses prior to beginning your minor course work.

Your 25-credit-hour program consists of:

Core Courses 17
Biology 1 and 2
Biology 1 and 2
University Chemistry 1 and 2
University Chemistry 1 and 2 Laboratory
Physics Electives 8
Note: Calculus-based physics electives may be applied toward the completion of an undergraduate degree in biology, chemistry, or physics.
Total 25

For more information, contact Lawrence Tech's Office of Admissions at 800.CALL.LTU or For specific questions about the minor in general sciences, contact the Department of Natural Sciences at 248.204.3600.