Careers in the Sciences: Typical Courses & Degrees


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What does it mean to say that a field is a hard science field?

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1. What types of coursework should any science major expect?

2. What types of jobs can be found in science?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

This quiz and corresponding worksheet will help you gauge your understanding of preparing for careers in the sciences. To pass the quiz, make sure you know what 'hard sciences' refers to, as well as coursework a science major should expect.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Use these assessment tools to assess your knowledge of:

  • Defining characteristic of a hard science field
  • What a science major should expect in terms of college coursework
  • Jobs that can be found in science
  • Career specific majors
  • Required courses for most science majors

Skills Practiced

This worksheet and quiz will let you practice the following skills:

  • Defining key concepts - ensure that you can accurately define the main phrase 'hard science'
  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related preparing for careers in the sciences lesson
  • Interpreting information - verify that you can read and interpret information about majoring in science
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer a question about science-related jobs

Additional Learning

To learn more and to see if the field of science is the right career choice for you, review the corresponding lesson called Careers in the Sciences: Typical Courses & Degrees. This lesson covers the following objectives:

  • Define soft science
  • Identify the defining characteristics of a hard science field
  • Learn the types of jobs that can be found in science, such as a zoologist or geochemist
  • Define Professional Major