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B.S. Natural Science, Science for Disaster Response Track

Liberal Studies (49 cr) — As outlined in Liberal Studies section with the following specifications:

Mathematics: MATH 121

Natural Science: CHEM 111-112 or CHEM 113-114

Social Science: PSYC 101

Liberal Studies Electives: 3cr, PHYS 111

Major (60 cr)

Required Courses

Biology (1)
BIOL 111 Principles of Biology I. 4cr
BIOL 150 Human Anatomy, 3cr
BIOL 151 Human Physiology, 4cr

SDR Core Courses (Biology)
SDR 111 Basic Biological Laboratory Operations, 5cr
SDR 211 Interaction of CBRN Materials with Biological Systems and PCR Technology, 5cr
SDR 311 Structure of DNA, RNA, and Cell Morphology, 5cr

SDR Core Courses (Chemistry)
SDR 121 Chemical Recognition and Identification Techniques, 5cr
SDR 221 Chemistry of Precursor Compounds, 5cr
SDR 321 Organic Chemistry of WMD, TICS, and TIMS, 5cr

PHYS 112 Physics II Lecture, 3cr
PHYS 121 Physics I Lab, 1cr
PHYS 122 Physics II Lab, 1cr
PHYS 222 Mechanics I, 2cr
PHYS 331 Modern Physics, 3cr

SDR Core Courses (Physics)
SDR 131 Principles of Radiation, 3cr
SDR 231 Hazards of Ionizing Radiation, 3cr
SDR 331 Interaction of Ionizing Radiation, 3cr

Other Requirements (4-10 cr)
MATH 122 Calculus II for Natural and Social Sciences, 4cr
Foreign Language Intermediate Level, 0-6cr

Free Electives (1-7 cr)
BIOL 401 Laboratory Methods in Biology and Biotechnology, 3cr
BIOL 410 Molecular Biology Topics, 3cr
COSC 101 Microbased Computer Literacy, 3cr
MATH 216 or MATH 217 Probability and Statistics for Natural Sciences or
Probability and Statistics, 3cr
SDR 486 Selected Topics in SDR, 1-6cr

Total Degree Requirements (120 cr)

(1) Students transferring from the SDR track must fulfill all requirements to the transferred Natural Science preprofessional track.

The IUP Undergraduate Catalog is the final determiner of all requirements for all degrees.

  • Science for Disaster Response Program
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