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CS 14: Engaging Business Majors in General Education Science Courses. Fred D. Ledley , Professor and Chair of Natural and Applied Sciences—Bentley University Stephen S. Holt , Professor and Director of Natural Sciences—Babson College
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Fred D. Ledley, Professor and Chair of Natural and Applied Sciences—Bentley University
Stephen S. Holt, Professor and Director of Natural Sciences—Babson College
No data is available on how much science education students are receiving in business schools.
public=22, private (religious)=11, private (not religious)=26
Length of business program:
2 year=16, 3 year=3, 4 year=40
students in institution:
students in business school:
mean= 1,800, median=1,727
students in business class (calculated students/years):
mean=535, median= 463
Requirement in Public and Private Schools
Science education for students majoring in business disciplines: questions
More research is required to understand how college-level science education for business students can best serve the needs of innovation driven industries
Two required semesters
1- Foundation Level
2- Intermediate Level
Electives generally require only Foundation
Level as pre-requisite
One 4-credit, laboratory-based science course – discipline basedchoices in astronomy, chemistry, green biology, geology, human biology, and physics
One elective in math or natural science specialized applications of business interest. courses spanning boundary of science and business
Second major - 95% students major in business disciplines)
Eight courses - at least 6 in A&S departments- no more than four in any one department- includes courses in general education core
in its third year, the LSM (all concentrations) is thesecond most popular major at Bentley
Be able to apply knowledge of basic biological mechanisms at the molecular level to an enhanced understanding of human health as well as developments in the biopharmaceutical and health care industry.
Recognize relevance of basic biological mechanisms at the nanoscale/molecular level in everyday life.
Understand the process of scientific discovery, scientific method, research, and development in contemporary human biology, translational medicine, and industry
provide students with scientific basis for Liberal Studies Major concentration
Leverage strength of business students in math/IT, interest in personal health, and future applications in business
Novel content map based on minimum number of core biological concepts
2. Biological pathways
Select exemplary topics to expand on core concepts
Projects encourage students to apply core biological concepts to topics of personal interest.
How could the science curriculum of your institution or department best serve the needs of students majoring in business and pursuing business careers?