Comprehensive Science Major

Program Director: Robert Styer, PhD
Co-Director: Joseph Comber, PhD
Office Location: Saint Augustine Center Rm. 372
Telephone: (610) 519-4845


The Comprehensive Science program allows students interested in the quantitative and physical and life sciences to get broad based competency to a full spectrum of scientific concerns and practices. Our majors gain both hands-on lab skills and quantitative aptitudes through a broad range of courses in mathematics, physical and life sciences, and computer science. The program equips students with the analytical, interpretive, and explanatory skill sets that enable their understanding of the scientific world. The flexible program allows students to create a tailored interdisciplinary program that can prepare the student for a variety of professions or graduate studies. Our majors go on to medical schools, dental schools, and other health related graduate programs, as well as careers as financial analysts, lab researchers, computing, pharmaceutical, and other careers that require a science/math background.

Program Notes:

  • Chemistry majors who transfer to Comprehensive Science (BSC) may count CHM 1311/CHM 1301 in place of the CHM 1151/CHM 1103 requirement listed below.
  • Chemistry majors who transfer to Comprehensive Science (BSC) may count CHM 1521/CHM 1502 in place of the CHM 1152/CHM 1104 requirement listed below.
  • A student can only get credit for one class from this list: CSC 2300, PSY 2000, STAT 1313, 4310.

MAJOR (65 credits)

Required Major Courses:

Item #
Approved Science Electives  +


The above program requirements are applicable to students entering Fall 2022 and beyond. Please consult the appropriate archived handbook available on the homepage for years prior to these requirements. In order that programs offered by Villanova University reflect current advances and additions to knowledge and upgraded professional requirements, Villanova University reserves the right to change programs and requirements without prior notice. Students generally are bound to the requirements in effect and published online for the year in which their class begins its first year of study. Special requirements may be in effect for students who have left the University and are being readmitted. Students are advised to check with the web catalog or with their college offices regarding changes that may affect them. Additional academic information may be obtained from the various college offices and the web sites listed for the particular policies, programs and services found in this catalog. 




Bachelor of Science