Our science degree has the flexibility to tailor your classes and experiences.
The Bachelor of Science degree in Science (SCICC) provides a multi-disciplinary science education that is intended for students who desire broad training in scientific thought and methods.
The science degree provides a foundation for careers in a variety of scientific disciplines such as:
- allied health
Science Program Courses
Students can also tailor courses to meet the specific requirements of professional programs such as medical, dental, or pharmacy schools and graduate study in the life sciences.
Students complete foundational courses in calculus, chemistry, physics, and the life sciences and then can specialize in upper level courses based on either the Life Science or General Science option. A large number of supporting credits permit students to readily include significant breadth or specialization into their undergraduate curriculum including credits for undergraduate research.
Science major options offered at Penn State Scranton:
This is a terrific option for students interested in science-related careers but not intending to go into a scientific field itself. Half of the upper-level courses must be in science, but the other half can be in other areas. For example, one could take IST courses to prepare for a career in science-related programming or software development, or business or marketing courses to prepare for marketing scientific products or pharmaceutical sales.
Life Science Option
Students interested in graduate school or professional school should choose this option. Upper-level courses in biology prepare students for application to dental school, medical school, or other allied-health training. It can also be a starting point for environmental jobs or entry-level laboratory jobs in a variety of fields including agriculture and bioscience.