The general science program at Keene State provides a broad-based foundation in three major areas: earth/space science, life science, and physical science.
Students can choose between a B.A. program in general science, or a dual major with either secondary education (for students who want to teach in middle school) or elementary or early childhood education (for students who want to teach in elementary school).
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Career and other opportunities
General science majors graduate with a background that supports working in:
- Science museums
- Science camps
- State or national parks
It is also an ideal major for the pre-service elementary or middle school teacher as it addresses national recommendations for improving science education with an activity and hands-on focus. The middle school option meets N.H. state certification requirements for grades 5-8.
Graduates in general science are able to explain concepts, solve problems, and perform laboratory techniques at an introductory level, in each of the following areas:
- Life science
- Physical science
- Earth-Space science
Additionally, they gain specific strength in biology, chemistry, environmental science, or earth-space science. They integrate analytical and mathematical ability in these fields, and integrate knowledge of technology and the history and philosophy of science.