Science (Undeclared)

About the Program

The Science Undeclared program allows students to explore academic options within the College of Arts and Sciences before declaring a major and thereby stay on track during their first year.

Science Undeclared is not a major; however, all the courses in year 1 are required in some form in the various majors in the Sciences in the College of Arts and Sciences. This selection of courses will “follow” the student to an eventual chosen major in the college. With the help of an advisor, students can select courses based on their interests and goals. No later than the end of the first year, students will select a major while being guided toward a future career path.

Students will complete co-ops in accordance with the requirements for the major that they choose.

Degree Requirements

Students are required to chose a major by the end of the first year. All students will work closely with their advisor to identify where their interests lie so that they can declare their major as soon as possible. Courses taken during the first year will all count towards the degree requirements for majors in the Sciences.

General Requirements
CIVC 101Introduction to Civic Engagement1.0
ENGL 101Composition and Rhetoric I: Inquiry and Exploratory Research3.0
or ENGL 111 English Composition I
ENGL 102Composition and Rhetoric II: Advanced Research and Evidence-Based Writing3.0
or ENGL 112 English Composition II
ENGL 103Composition and Rhetoric III: Themes and Genres3.0
or ENGL 113 English Composition III
UNIV S101The Drexel Experience1.0
UNIV S201Looking Forward: Academics and Careers1.0
Mathematics12.0
Major Requirements
Science Major -- requirements in one of BIO, CHEM, ENVS, ENSS, GEO, MATH,PHYS94.0
Electives
Liberal Studies Electives20.0
Free electives42.0
Total Credits180.0

Sample Plan of Study

First Year
FallCreditsWinterCreditsSpringCreditsSummerCredits
BIO 1314.0BIO 1324.0BIO 1334.0VACATION
BIO 1341.0BIO 1351.0BIO 1361.0 
CHEM 1013.5CHEM 1024.5CHEM 1034.5 
ENGL 101 or 1113.0CIVC 1011.0ENGL 103 or 1133.0 
MATH 101 or 1214.0ENGL 102 or 1123.0MATH 239 or 1234.0 
UNIV S1011.0MATH 102 or 1224.0  
 16.5 17.5 16.5 0
Second Year
FallCreditsWinterCreditsSpringCreditsSummerCredits
Credits in declared major: BIO, CHEM, MATH, PHYS, ENVS, GEO, or ENSS12.0Credits in declared major: BIO, CHEM, MATH, PHYS, ENVS, GEO, or ENSS12.0Credits in declared major: BIO, CHEM, MATH, PHYS, ENVS, GEO, or ENSS9.0VACATION
Electives according to declared major3.0Electives according to declared major3.0Liberal Studies electives according to declared major3.0 
UNIV S2011.0 Electives according to declared major3.0 
 16 15 15 0
Third Year
FallCreditsWinterCreditsSpringCreditsSummerCredits
Credits in declared major: BIO, CHEM, MATH, PHYS, ENVS, GEO, or ENSS9.0Credits in declared major: BIO, CHEM, MATH, PHYS, ENVS, GEO, or ENSS6.0Credits in declared major: BIO, CHEM, MATH, PHYS, ENVS, GEO, or ENSS6.0VACATION
Liberal Studies electives according to declared major3.0Liberal Studies electives according to declared major3.0Liberal Studies electives according to declared major4.0 
Electives according to declared major3.0Electives according to declared major6.0Electives according to declared major6.5 
 15 15 16.5 0
Fourth Year
FallCreditsWinterCreditsSpringCredits 
Credits in declared major: BIO, CHEM, MATH, PHYS, ENVS, GEO, or ENSS6.0Credits in declared major: BIO, CHEM, MATH, PHYS, ENVS, GEO, or ENSS3.0Credits in declared major: BIO, CHEM, MATH, PHYS, ENVS, GEO, or ENSS3.0 
Electives according to declared major6.0Liberal Studies electives according to declared major5.0Liberal Studies electives according to declared major3.0 
 Electives according to declared major5.0Electives according to declared major6.0 
 12 13 12 
Total Credits 180
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