Natural Sciences

7 credit hours from at least two disciplines required; a maximum of 11 credit hours count as General Studies credit. At least one of the courses must have a laboratory component.

The courses in this category are designed to develop and demonstrate the following abilities:

  1. Articulate the relevance of the Natural Science course to their general education.
  2. Explain how knowledge of natural science is applicable to their lives.
  3. Apply appropriate scientific methodology within one of the natural sciences.
  4. Evaluate the validity and limitations of scientific theories and claims.
  5. (Required for lab courses only) Analyze scientific data acquired through laboratory experiences in one of the natural sciences.
Biology
BIOL 103General Biology4
BIOL 105Biology I4
BIOL 106Biology II4
BIOL 211Human Microbiology4
BIOL 215Human Physiology4
Chemistry
CHEM 101Liberal Arts Chemistry4
CHEM 145Introductory Chemistry4
CHEM 150Introduction to Organic and Biochemistry4
CHEM 160
160L
General Chemistry
and General Chemistry Laboratory
4
CHEM 161
161L
General Chemistry
and General Chemistry Laboratory
4
Geography
GEOG 101Physical Geography I: The Atmosphere4
GEOG 102Physical Geography II: The Lithosphere4
GEOG 103The Dynamic Planet: Hazards in the Environment3
GEOG 209Meteorology3
Physics and Physical Science
PHYS 100
100L
Physical Science
and Physical Science Laboratory
4
PHYS 107Physical Science for Elementary Teachers4
PHYS 131HNewton's Universe4
PHYS 155
155L
Science of Sound and Music
and Science of Sound and Music Laboratory
4
PHYS 201Earth Science4
PHYS 205
205L
General Physics I
and Physics I Laboratory
5
PHYS 206
206L
General Physics II
and Physics Laboratory II
5
PHYS 209Meteorology3
PHYS 210
210L
Astronomy
and General Astronomy Laboratory
4
PHYS 211
PHYS 210L
Planetary Astronomy
and General Astronomy Laboratory
4
PHYS 275
275L
General Physics I (Calculus)
and General Physics I (Calculus) Laboratory
5
PHYS 276
276L
General Physics II (Calculus)
and General Physics II (Calculus) Laboratory
5