BSc in Science (Common Entry)

Course Overview

Code
WD177
Level
7
Duration
3 years

To Apply

cao.ie

Previous Points

2014
360
2013
355

Why Study Science?

Studying science creates a well-rounded individual who has the ability to analyse and question the things around them, and has the potential to improve the quality of life through the research that they do. Studying science will broaden a person’s understanding of the world around them and give them the skills needed to approach matters in a reasoned and analytical manner. One of the best reasons for studying science is the wide variety of career opportunities that the graduate has access to. A science degree is a well established platform to a surprisingly wide range of careers outside science (e.g. management, sales) as well as within science (research, teaching).


What is the BSc in Science?

The BSc in Science was designed as a common entry course for the student who has a keen interest in science, but is unsure of which area they would like to specialise in. This course gives the student a flavour of a variety of different scientific disciplines, allowing them to keep their options open when applying to study science at third level.

The modules of this course offer an introduction to biology, chemistry, physics, mathematics and computing. Elective modules are also offered in specialised areas such as Food Science, Pharmaceutical Science, Agricultural Science and Biotechnology. The student can get a taste of what is involved in each of these areas, before making a more informed choice as to which area they would like to specialise in for their degree.


Progression Opportunities

Upon completion of Year 1 of the BSc in Science, students have the choice of progressing into the second year of any of the following degree courses that run in the Chemical & Life Sciences Department at WIT*:

  • BSc in Applied Biology

  • BSc in Pharmaceutical Science

  • BSc in Food Science with Business

  • BSc in Agricultural Science


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*Programme choice is subject to availability of places.


Course Leader(s)

Dr. Evelyn Landers

Phone:
Email: emlanders@wit.ie


Year 1
Semester 1Semester 2
Introductory ChemistryMandatory modules:
Introductory BiologyPhysical and Organic Chemistry
Introductory PhysicsCell Biology and Biochemistry
Introductory MathematicsPhysics for Scientists
Good Lab. Practice and Core SkillsMathematics for Scientists
Introduction to ICT for ScientistsChoose two of the following electives
*Plant Biology
*Introduction to Food Science
*Introduction to Biotechnology & Pharmaceutical Science
*Science & Society
* = elective module
Year 2
Semester 3Semester 4
Select a speciality in year 2:
BSc in Applied Biology - WD176
BSc in Pharmaceutical Science - WD175
BSc in Agricultural Science - WD078
BSc in Food Science with Business - WD164

Leaving Cert

5 subjects: OD3 or better


Required Subjects

English/Irish: OD3/HD3

Mathematics: OD3/HD3


Advanced Entry

Students who have completed all or part of a third level qualification, may be eligible for entry into years other than year 1 of this course.

To find out more, visit Advanced Entry

Upon completion of Year 1 of the BSc in Science, students have the choice of progressing into the second year of any of the following degree courses that run in the Chemical & Life Sciences Department at WIT*:

 

*Programme choice is subject to availability of places.

Contact Us

Contact Details

Tel
+353 51 302037
Fax
+353 51 302679
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About the School

The School of Science at WIT has a broad range of courses available to those seeking to develop their knowledge of the world. Its researchers and educators ensure that work of the highest standard is carried out in its classrooms and laboratories, and graduates of the school gain a well-known and highly regarded qualification.