A bachelor's degree in science opens many career doors for you. Science and technology pervades every facet of modern life. A degree in one of the hard sciences such as chemistry, biology, physics, or geology can lead to a career as a scientist, engineer, technician, or teacher.
Coursework for a Science Degree
Classes for a bachelor's degree in science vary depending on your major. Most science courses have math prerequisites, often including high-level math like calculus and linear algebra. Most require a significant percentage of your courses to be core courses in your field.
Job Outlook for Scientists
Science careers are varied and plentiful. The Bureau of Labor Statistics sees healthy growth in jobs in particular sciences like environmental and biological science, predicted to grow between 12 percent and 16 percent in the decade ending in 2016, while foreseeing stagnant growth in other areas like chemical manufacturing at less than 6 percent. Many science careers have good earning potential. Nuclear technicians, for example, had a median annual salary of $66,140 in 2007.