Natural Sciences

  • You will be asked to complete two courses in the natural sciences, at least one of which must be a laboratory course.

    We live in a world in which scientific and technological questions—about atomic energy, computers, genetics, the environment, or mineral resources—play increasingly important roles. If you do not know something about science, you will be no more than a helpless observer in many of the critical discussions that affect your life.

  • Natural Science:  One Option  7-8 credits

    Option I:  Two-semester Laboratory Course Sequence 8 credits

    Two courses with laboratories (4 credits each) from the natural science laboratory course list below. These two courses do not have to be taken in sequence.

    Option II: One Laboratory plus One Nonlaboratory Course 7 credits

    One course with laboratory (4 credits) from the natural science laboratory course list and one course (3 credits) from natural science non-laboratory course list.

    Natural Science Laboratory Courses
    Course Title Credits
    BIOL 103 Life on Earth 4
    BIOL 104 Human Biology: How the Human Body Works 4
    BIOL 106 Human Genetics and Health 4
    CHEM 101 College Chemistry I 4
    CHEM 102 College Chemistry II 4
    CHEM 111 General Chemistry I 4
    CHEM 112 General Chemistry II 4
    CHEM 113
    Advanced General Chemistry I
    4
    CHEM 114
    Advanced General Chemistry II
    4
    GEOS 101/102 The Dynamic Earth with lab 4
    GEOS 103/104 Oceans and Atmospheres with lab 4
    GEOS 105/106 Exploring the Universe with lab 4
    GEOS 201
    Foundations of Geology
    4
    GEOS 203
    Surficial Processes
    4
    GEOS 204
    Historical Geology
    4
    PHYS 111/121 Physics I with lab 4
    PHYS 112/122 Physics II with lab 4
    PHYS 131/141 Physics I with lab (calculus) 4
    PHYS 132/142 Physics II with lab (calculus) 4
    PHYS 151/161
    Medical Physics with lab
    4
    SCI 105 Physical Science I 4
    SCI 107/117 Chemistry for Everyone with lab
    4
    Natural Science Non-laboratory Courses
    Course Title Credits
    BIOL 107
    Introduction to Forensic Biology
    3
    BIOL 115 Biotic Diversity of North America 3
    BIOL 117 Understanding HIV Biology and AIDS 3
    BIOL 118 History of Pain 3
    BIOL 119 Emerging Diseases 3
    CHEM 105 The Forensic Chemistry of CSI 3
    GEOS 101 The Dynamic Earth 3
    GEOS 103 Oceans and Atmospheres 3
    GEOS 105 Exploring the Universe 3
    GEOS 119
    Geology of Energy Resources
    3
    GEOS 150 Geology of National Parks 3
    GEOS 151 The Age of Dinosaurs 3
    GEOS 152 Physical Resources of the Earth 3
    GEOS 154 Human Exploration of Space 3
    GEOS 155
    Geology of Climate Change
    3
    GEOS 156
    Geology of Natural Disasters
    3
    PHYS 101 Energy and Our Environment 3
    PHYS 105 Physics of Light and Sound 3
    PHYS 111 Physics I Lecture 3
    PHYS 112 Physics II Lecture 3
    PHYS 131 Physics I Lecture (calculus) 3
    PHYS 132 Physics II Lecture (calculus) 3
    PHYS 151 Medical Physics Lecture 3
    SCI 107
    Chemistry for Everyone
    3
    SCI 113 Physics in Science Fiction  3