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Comprehensive Science

What is Comprehensive Science?

The Comprehensive Science major at Walsh University is for students who have an aptitude for science but do not wish to attend professional, graduate or Medical Technologist - American Society of Clinical Pathologists (MT-ASCP) training programs.

Instead, they prefer to complete a Bachelor's of Science (B.S.) degree and move into the private employment sector.

What career can I look forward to with a Comprehensive Science degree?

With this degree, students have enough scientific exposure to find careers in pharmaceutical sales, as well as conduct laboratory bench work in quality control, toxicology, environmental sciences and more.

What makes Walsh's Comprehensive Science program unique?

  • Flexible Course Choices. Comprehensive science majors can take a multi-tiered approach to their major - they can choose the courses that fit within their major requirements but that also appeal to their personal interests. They can take courses ranging anywhere from Botany to Anatomy & Physiology.

In addition, students have the option to enroll in Walsh's new 4+1 Program for non-business majors who would like to supplement their bachelor's degree with an MBA. Through the program, students simultaneously earn undergraduate and graduate credit for Walsh's MBA Prep Series courses, saving both time and money as students pursue their advanced degree. 

Generally speaking, what courses will I need to take?

Comprehensive science majors take a cross-section of courses in biology, physics, chemistry and math. They also have a considerable amount of laboratory experience and can choose from a wide range of chemistry and biology electives. Some specific courses include:

  • Botany
  • Principles of Chemistry
  • Organic Chemistry
  • Principles of Physics
  • Electives in Biology and Chemistry

What experiential learning or internship opportunities are available?

Comprehensive Science majors can seek a wide variety of internship opportunities within the field that are based on their personal interests. Their advisors can help them choose a path that best fits them.

Whom can I contact for more Comprehensive Science program information?

Dr. Michael Dunphy, Professor of Biochemistry, Division Chair Math & Sciences
(330) 490-7201