What are science subjects? June 28, 2021 – Posted in: Science – Tags: ,

Science subjects are also called science subjects and are about natural sciences. In this article, we’ll tell you everything you need to know about science subjects.

Science subjects (or science subjects) include mathematics, physics, chemistry and biology. These are the courses that deal with natural sciences. In science subjects, the emphasis is always on the way things work exactly. That is why they are also called exact subjects.

What is beta?

Beta is actually the second letter of the Greek alphabet. Within that row of letters it is surrounded by alpha and gamma. It is therefore not entirely coincidental that scientific studies are divided into alpha, beta and gamma sciences.

In the alpha sciences everything produced by human mind is studied. Just think of languages ​​and history.

The sciences are all about the natural sciences. Natural laws, logic and exact calculations play an important role in beta. Engineering, mathematics and physics are examples of this.

In the social sciences it is all about society and human behavior. There you will find, for example, psychology and sociology.

Exact subjects

As we mentioned earlier, science subjects are also called science subjects. And that is not for nothing.

In fact, all science subjects involve very precise (exact) approximations of a part of the world. Logical reasoning and a good number skills will get you pretty far.

At the beginning of our blog we already mentioned the standard science subjects within secondary education. Now follows a somewhat more extensive overview of science subjects that you can also encounter in higher / scientific education:

  • math
  • physics
  • chemistry
  • biology
  • Informatics
  • technical sciences
  • Earth Sciences

It should be noted here that biology and earth sciences do fall under science subjects if you take this concept broadly. People who use a more strict definition find that only parts of these two subjects belong to the science side.

In the Netherlands we generally use the broad definition. You may have used different science textbook PDFs in your high school. In this blog we also classify biology and earth sciences as science subjects.

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What are beta courses

Which profiles contain science subjects?

Depending on your interests, you choose a profile in the third year of havo or vwo. But what about profiles and science subjects?

The science profile par excellence is Nature and Technology . You will then be given compulsory physics, chemistry and mathematics B. You can also choose whether you want to add biology, mathematics D or, for example, computer science to your profile.

Are you less interested in science, but are you still interested in chemistry, health, the environment, plants or animals? Then Nature and Health is for you. This profile also contains a few compulsory science subjects, namely biology and chemistry. Subjects such as physics and geography are then part of the elective.

But make no mistake, the other profiles also contain at least one science subject: mathematics is mandatory in all cases. The kind of math you get varies a lot per profile.

You do not need a beta profile for all fields of study. Nevertheless, a foundation in science is always good, because in these courses you learn how to think logically. That skill will serve you well throughout your life.

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