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Science Core

Science core was particularly valuable to me in that the unit provided a synthesis between the humanities and the sciences, making otherwise unrelated material revelant to my major. So what would have otherwise been a course taken only to fulfill liberal studies requirements became an opportunity to examine my field of interest from a completely new perspective.


Students take Science Core in the spring of their sophomore year. The course is organized on the same principles as the Core course described above, but the disciplines represented are anthropology, biology, and psychology. Students choose two units from the three disciplines depending on their interests and the graduation requirements of their major.

Science Core Questions

  1. Why does science matter? What, therefore, should we do?
  2. What does it mean to be human? What, therefore, should we do?