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General Science degrees abroad

General science degrees allow students to explore a vast array of scientific disciplines and principles. They’re a great option if your career aspirations require knowledge of more than one scientific field.

As a general science major, you’ll have the flexibility to tailor your program to suit your strengths and interests. As well as taking classes in biology, chemistry, and physics, you’ll have the chance to select more niche topics that align with your goals. Upon graduation, you’ll be prepared for a range of exciting science-related careers.

Not only does studying abroad mean you’ll have a wider range of programs to choose from, but it’s also a fantastic opportunity to broaden your cultural horizons and make lifelong memories.

General Science program structure

A bachelor’s degree in general science is studied over three or four years, depending on your country and university. General science is an impressive standalone degree, but it’s also a great springboard for further study on professional graduate programs.

Bachelor’s degrees in the US require four years of full-time study and are offered as either a BS or a BA. As a general rule of thumb, BS students take more major-focused classes in science, whereas BA students complete more liberal arts classes alongside their major.

Because general science is such a far-reaching topic, master’s and doctorate degrees aren’t available. You’ll need to narrow your focus and pursue a postgraduate qualification in a more specialized scientific discipline. Master’s courses take one or two years to complete, with PhDs adding another three to seven years on top.

General science programs are taught through a combination of lectures, seminars, tutorials, practical workshops, and laboratory sessions. Program content will be determined by the elective modules you select, but here are some common fundamentals:

  • Introductory biology
  • Introductory chemistry
  • Introductory physics
  • Environmental science
  • Immunology
  • Mathematical and statistical skills for scientists
  • Astronomy and space science
  • Forensic science
  • Microbiology

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General Science study abroad programs

General science undergraduate programs

Bachelor's in general science

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    Accounting (Science Conjoint Program) - BBus Auckland University of Technology, New Zealand

    Program type
    Bachelor's
    Duration
    4 years
    Annual tuition fee
    19,852 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 35,444 NZD

    Start date
    February, July
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    Aeronautical Science (Prescott Campus) - BSc Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University, USA

    Program type
    Bachelor's
    Duration
    4 years
    Annual tuition fee
    40,464 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 40,464 USD

    Start date
    January, May, June, August
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    Wildlife and Fisheries Science - BSc Eastern New Mexico University, USA

    Program type
    Bachelor's
    Duration
    4 years
    Annual tuition fee
    8,127 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 8,128 USD

    Start date
    January, August
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    Animal Conservation Science - BSc (Hons) (with placement) University of Cumbria, UK

    Program type
    Bachelor's
    Duration
    4 years
    Annual tuition fee
    13,709 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 12,800 GBP

    Start date
    September
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    Plant and Soil Systems - Crop Science - BSc Louisiana State University, USA

    Program type
    Bachelor's
    Duration
    4 years
    Annual tuition fee
    28,700 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 28,700 USD

    Start date
    January, May, August
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Associate in general science

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    Administration of Justice: Police Science - AA/Cert Merritt College, USA

    Program type
    Associate/Undergraduate certificate
    Duration
    2 years
    Annual tuition fee
    7,949 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 7,950 USD

    Start date
    January, June, August
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    Agribusiness Science and Technology-Animal Science - AASc Fox Valley Technical College, USA

    Program type
    Associate
    Duration
    2 years
    Annual tuition fee
    6,600 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 6,600 USD

    Start date
    January, August
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    Fire Science & Safety - AASc Elgin Community College, USA

    Program type
    Associate
    Duration
    2 years
    Annual tuition fee
    9,510 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 9,510 USD

    Start date
    January, June, August
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    Applied Science - AA RMIT University, Australia

    Program type
    Associate
    Duration
    2 years
    Annual tuition fee
    19,042 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 29,760 AUD

    Start date
    February, July
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    Associate of Science - ASc University of the Fraser Valley, Canada

    Program type
    Associate
    Duration
    2 years
    Annual tuition fee
    13,737 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 18,900 CAD

    Start date
    January, May, September
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Diploma in general science

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    Applied Science: Standard - Dip Auckland University of Technology, New Zealand

    Program type
    Undergraduate diploma
    Duration
    1 year
    Annual tuition fee
    19,077 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 34,060 NZD

    Start date
    February, July
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    Computing Science - Dip Thompson Rivers University, Canada

    Program type
    Undergraduate diploma
    Duration
    2 years
    Annual tuition fee
    5,079 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 6,989 CAD

    Start date
    January, September
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    Sport Science - UGDip Douglas College, Canada

    Program type
    Undergraduate diploma
    Duration
    2 years
    Annual tuition fee
    13,083 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 18,000 CAD

    Start date
    January, May, September
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    General Arts and Science - Dip (with placement) Canadian College, Canada

    Program type
    Undergraduate diploma
    Duration
    28 months
    Annual tuition fee
    21,514 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 29,600 CAD

    Start date
    January, May, September
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    General Arts and Science - Dip Sheridan College, Canada

    Program type
    Undergraduate diploma
    Duration
    2 years
    Annual tuition fee
    13,081 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 17,997 CAD

    Start date
    January, September
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Certificate in general science

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    Administration of Justice: Police Science - AA/Cert Merritt College, USA

    Program type
    Associate/Undergraduate certificate
    Duration
    2 years
    Annual tuition fee
    7,949 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 7,950 USD

    Start date
    January, June, August
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    Computing Science - Cert Douglas College, Canada

    Program type
    Undergraduate certificate
    Duration
    18 months
    Annual tuition fee
    13,083 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 18,000 CAD

    Start date
    January, May, September
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    Farrier Science - Cert Olds College, Canada

    Program type
    Undergraduate certificate
    Duration
    1 year
    Annual tuition fee
    12,757 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 17,552 CAD

    Start date
    September
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    Fire Science and Safety - Cert Elgin Community College, USA

    Program type
    Undergraduate certificate
    Duration
    9 months
    Annual tuition fee
    9,510 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 9,510 USD

    Start date
    January, June, August
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    Fire Science Technology: Fire Fighting - Cert College of Southern Nevada, USA

    Program type
    Undergraduate certificate
    Duration
    1 year
    Annual tuition fee
    11,048 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 11,048 USD

    Start date
    January, June, August
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Pathway in general science

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    Science and Engineering - UGP Nottingham Trent University, UK

    Program type
    Undergraduate pathway
    Duration
    1 year
    Annual tuition fee
    20,751 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 19,375 GBP

    Start date
    January, March, May, June, July
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    Science of Sport Performance (Foundation) - FD Leeds Beckett University, UK

    Program type
    Undergraduate pathway
    Duration
    2 years
    Annual tuition fee
    12,530 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 11,700 GBP

    Start date
    January, September
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    Sports Coaching Science - FdSc Buckinghamshire New University, UK

    Program type
    Undergraduate pathway
    Duration
    3 years
    Annual tuition fee
    13,388 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 12,500 GBP

    Start date
    February, September
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General science graduate programs

Master's in general science

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    Professional Science: Biostatistics - MSc Middle Tennessee State University, USA

    Program type
    Master's
    Duration
    2 years
    Annual tuition fee
    26,171 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 26,172 USD

    Start date
    January, August
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    Applied Science - MAppSc University of Tasmania, Australia

    Program type
    Master's
    Duration
    18 months
    Annual tuition fee
    19,803 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 30,950 AUD

    Start date
    February, July
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    Science (Complementary Medicine) research - MSc RMIT University, Australia

    Program type
    Master's
    Duration
    2 years
    Annual tuition fee
    19,656 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 30,720 AUD

    Start date
    February, July
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    Science: Plant Breeding (Research) - MSc Lincoln University, New Zealand

    Program type
    Master's
    Duration
    2 years
    Annual tuition fee
    19,324 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 34,500 NZD

    Start date
    January, June
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    Science Communication - MSc University of the West of England - UWE Bristol, UK

    Program type
    Master's
    Duration
    1 year
    Annual tuition fee
    14,994 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 14,000 GBP

    Start date
    September
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Doctorate in general science

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    Computing Science and Informatics - PhD London South Bank University, UK

    Program type
    Doctorate
    Duration
    3 years
    Annual tuition fee
    14,759 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 13,780 GBP

    Start date
    November, December, January, February, March, April, May, June, September, October
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    Laboratory and Clinical Science - PhD RMIT University, Australia

    Program type
    Doctorate
    Duration
    3 years
    Annual tuition fee
    19,656 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 30,720 AUD

    Start date
    February, July
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    Mathematics and Science Education: Biological Education - PhD Middle Tennessee State University, USA

    Program type
    Doctorate
    Duration
    3 years
    Annual tuition fee
    26,171 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 26,172 USD

    Start date
    January, August
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    Mechanical Engineering Science - PhD Budapest University of Technology and Economics, Hungary

    Program type
    Doctorate
    Duration
    4 years
    Annual tuition fee
    8,626 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 9,000 EUR

    Start date
    February, September
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    Public Health, Behavioral Science & Health Education - PhD Florida A&M University, USA

    Program type
    Doctorate
    Duration
    2 years
    Annual tuition fee
    24,669 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 24,669 USD

    Start date
    January, May, August
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Diploma in general science

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    Anthropological Science - GradDipSci University of Auckland, New Zealand

    Program type
    Postgraduate diploma
    Duration
    1 year
    Annual tuition fee
    21,226 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 37,895 NZD

    Start date
    February, July
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    Horticultural Science - PGDip Lincoln University, New Zealand

    Program type
    Postgraduate diploma
    Duration
    1 year
    Annual tuition fee
    17,476 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 31,200 NZD

    Start date
    January, June
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    Architectural Science - GDip Victoria University of Wellington, New Zealand

    Program type
    Postgraduate diploma
    Duration
    9 months
    Annual tuition fee
    22,360 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 39,921 NZD

    Start date
    February
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    Energy Science - MSc/PGDip Trinity College Dublin, Ireland

    Program type
    Master's/Postgraduate diploma
    Duration
    1 year
    Annual tuition fee
    24,780 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 25,853 EUR

    Start date
    September
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    Science: Ecology - PGDipSc University of Canterbury, New Zealand

    Program type
    Postgraduate diploma
    Duration
    3 years
    Annual tuition fee
    22,125 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 39,500 NZD

    Start date
    February, July
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Certificate in general science

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    Secondary Science (Physics, Chemistry or Biology) - PGCert Bath Spa University, UK

    Program type
    Postgraduate certificate
    Duration
    1 year
    Annual tuition fee
    14,245 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 13,300 GBP

    Start date
    January, February
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    Secondary Science with Biology - GradCert London Metropolitan University, UK

    Program type
    Postgraduate certificate
    Duration
    1 year
    Annual tuition fee
    13,602 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 12,700 GBP

    Start date
    September
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Pathway in general science

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    Engineering, Computing, Mathematics and Science, Pre-Masters - PGP Lancaster University, UK

    Program type
    Postgraduate pathway
    Duration
    7 months
    Annual tuition fee
    18,850 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 17,600 GBP

    Start date
    January, October
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    Science and Engineering - Pre Masters - PGP University of Sussex, UK

    Program type
    Postgraduate pathway
    Duration
    1 year
    Annual tuition fee
    20,885 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 19,500 GBP

    Start date
    January, May
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    Science and Engineering Pre-Master's Program - PGP University of Aberdeen, UK

    Program type
    Postgraduate pathway
    Duration
    3 months
    Annual tuition fee
    13,388 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 12,500 GBP

    Start date
    May, September
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    Science and Engineering, Pre-Master’s - PGP City, University of London, UK

    Program type
    Postgraduate pathway
    Duration
    1 year
    Annual tuition fee
    23,246 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 21,705 GBP

    Start date
    September
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    Science and Engineering, Pre-Master’s - PGP University of Brighton, UK

    Program type
    Postgraduate pathway
    Duration
    1 year
    Annual tuition fee
    15,262 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 14,250 GBP

    Start date
    June, July
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Future general science careers

A degree in general science will open up endless career paths and possibilities. Your analytical, investigative, and technical skills will make you an excellent candidate for roles in education, research, healthcare, conservation, and more.

Here are some of the fascinating positions you could land:

  • Biotechnician
  • Environmental scientist
  • Forensic scientist
  • Conservation scientist
  • Geoscientist
  • Secondary school teacher
  • Research scientist
  • Chemical technician

With so many job opportunities available, working out what to do after graduation can be tricky. Your university’s careers office offers free, professional advice, and can even help you to secure some work experience.