Sci has always had more of a problem with space skill point allocation as you have to spec into core ship skills like everyone else and then science skills on top.
The new system exacerbates this
The only solution would be to lump together more of the science skills
ps I don't like the new skill screen layout sorry
I commented on this somewhere as well.
My suggestion was to move the Aux increasing skills under the Engineering section, to earlier tiers, thus at least allowing a Sci officer to max Aux power earlier, and potentially allowing more points to be available for the higher tier Science abilities....