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.
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 Department of Science at WIT*:
*Programme choice is subject to availability of places and results achieved.
|Semester 1||Semester 2|
|Introductory Chemistry||Mandatory modules:|
|Introductory Biology||Physical and Organic Chemistry|
|Introductory Physics||Cell Biology and Biochemistry|
|Introductory Mathematics||Physics for Scientists|
|Good Lab. Practice and Core Skills||Mathematics for Scientists|
|Introduction to ICT for Scientists||Choose two of the following electives|
|*Introduction to Food Science|
|*Introduction to Biotechnology & Pharmaceutical Science|
|*Science & Society|
|* = elective module|
|Semester 3||Semester 4|
|Select a speciality in year 2:|
|BSc in Applied Biology - WD176|
|BSc in Pharmaceutical Science - WD175|
|BSc (Hons) in Agricultural Science - WD191|
|BSc in Food Science with Business - WD164|
|BSc (Hons) in Physics for Modern Technology - WD180|
5 subjects: OD3 or better
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.
Dr. Evelyn LandersEmail: [email protected]
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