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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 undergraduate programs

Bachelor's in general science

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

    Program type
    Bachelor's
    Duration
    4 years
    Annual tuition fee
    24,144 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 35,444 NZD

    Start date
    January, February
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    Animal & Veterinary Science - BSc University of Wyoming, USA

    Program type
    Bachelor's
    Duration
    4 years
    Annual tuition fee
    17,570 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 17,570 USD

    Start date
    May, September
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    Wildlife and Fisheries Science - BSc Eastern New Mexico University, USA

    Program type
    Bachelor's
    Duration
    4 years
    Annual tuition fee
    8,128 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
    16,997 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 12,800 GBP

    Start date
    September
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    Kinesiology - Human Movement 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
    7,950 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 7,950 USD

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    Agribusiness Science and Technology-Agronomy - 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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    Applied Science - AA RMIT University, Australia

    Program type
    Associate
    Duration
    2 years
    Annual tuition fee
    21,136 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 29,760 AUD

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

    Program type
    Associate
    Duration
    2 years
    Annual tuition fee
    14,744 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 18,900 CAD

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    January, May, September
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Diploma in general science

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

    Program type
    Undergraduate diploma
    Duration
    1 year
    Annual tuition fee
    23,202 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 34,060 NZD

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

    Program type
    Undergraduate diploma
    Duration
    2 years
    Annual tuition fee
    5,452 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
    14,042 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 18,000 CAD

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

    Program type
    Undergraduate diploma
    Duration
    2 years
    Annual tuition fee
    14,040 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 17,997 CAD

    Start date
    January, 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
    23,091 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 29,600 CAD

    Start date
    January, May, 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
    7,950 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 7,950 USD

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

    Program type
    Undergraduate certificate
    Duration
    18 months
    Annual tuition fee
    14,042 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 18,000 CAD

    Start date
    January, May, September
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    Farrier Science - Cert Kwantlen Polytechnic University, Canada

    Program type
    Undergraduate certificate
    Duration
    1 year
    Annual tuition fee
    8,363 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 10,720 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, February, June, August, September
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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
    25,727 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 19,375 GBP

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

    Program type
    Undergraduate pathway
    Duration
    2 years
    Annual tuition fee
    14,474 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 10,900 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
    16,598 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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    Applied Science - MAppSc University of Tasmania, Australia

    Program type
    Master's
    Duration
    18 months
    Annual tuition fee
    21,981 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 30,950 AUD

    Start date
    February, July
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    Applied Science - MSc (Research) London South Bank University, UK

    Program type
    Master's
    Duration
    2 years
    Annual tuition fee
    18,298 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 13,780 GBP

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    January, February, March, April, May, June, September, October, November, December
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    Science (Complementary Medicine) research - MSc RMIT University, Australia

    Program type
    Master's
    Duration
    2 years
    Annual tuition fee
    21,817 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 30,720 AUD

    Start date
    February, July
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    Applied Science: International Rural Development (Research) - MAppSc Lincoln University, New Zealand

    Program type
    Master's
    Duration
    1 year
    Annual tuition fee
    23,501 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 34,500 NZD

    Start date
    January, February
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    Nursing Science - MNS Victoria University of Wellington, New Zealand

    Program type
    Master's
    Duration
    16 months
    Annual tuition fee
    20,825 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 30,571 NZD

    Start date
    February, July
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Doctorate in general science

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    Big Data Science - PhD University of Stirling, UK

    Program type
    Doctorate
    Duration
    3 years
    Annual tuition fee
    18,988 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 14,300 GBP

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

    Program type
    Doctorate
    Duration
    3 years
    Annual tuition fee
    18,298 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 13,780 GBP

    Start date
    January, February, March, April, May, June, September, October, November, December
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    Science of Advanced Materials - PhD Central Michigan University, USA

    Program type
    Doctorate
    Duration
    3 years
    Annual tuition fee
    16,920 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 16,920 USD

    Start date
    May, August
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    Laboratory and Clinical Science - PhD RMIT University, Australia

    Program type
    Doctorate
    Duration
    3 years
    Annual tuition fee
    21,817 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 30,720 AUD

    Start date
    February, July
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    Mechanical Engineering Science - PhD Budapest University of Technology and Economics, Hungary

    Program type
    Doctorate
    Duration
    4 years
    Annual tuition fee
    10,188 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 9,000 EUR

    Start date
    February, September
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Diploma in general science

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    Science - GradDipSci University of Auckland, New Zealand

    Program type
    Postgraduate diploma
    Duration
    1 year
    Annual tuition fee
    25,814 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 37,895 NZD

    Start date
    February, July
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    Applied Science - PGDip University of Tasmania, Australia

    Program type
    Postgraduate diploma
    Duration
    1 year
    Annual tuition fee
    21,981 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 30,950 AUD

    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
    21,253 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 31,200 NZD

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

    Program type
    Postgraduate diploma
    Duration
    9 months
    Annual tuition fee
    27,194 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
    29,265 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 25,853 EUR

    Start date
    September
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Certificate in general science

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    Applied Science - PGCert University of Tasmania, Australia

    Program type
    Postgraduate certificate
    Duration
    6 months
    Annual tuition fee
    10,990 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 15,475 AUD

    Start date
    February, July
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    Integrated Science Technology Engineering and Mathematics - PGCert University of Newcastle, Australia

    Program type
    Postgraduate certificate
    Duration
    1 year
    Annual tuition fee
    13,693 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 19,280 AUD

    Start date
    February, July, September
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    Secondary Science with Physics - GradCert London Metropolitan University, UK

    Program type
    Postgraduate certificate
    Duration
    1 year
    Annual tuition fee
    16,864 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
    20,383 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 15,350 GBP

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    Science and Engineering - Pre Masters - PGP University of Sussex, UK

    Program type
    Postgraduate pathway
    Duration
    1 year
    Annual tuition fee
    15,138 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 11,400 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
    16,598 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 12,500 GBP

    Start date
    June, 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
    28,821 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 the West of England - UWE Bristol, UK

    Program type
    Postgraduate pathway
    Duration
    1 year
    Annual tuition fee
    18,922 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 14,250 GBP

    Start date
    September
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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.