Natural sciences is available as a second major for the Bachelor of Arts; the first major must be in a department or program within the arts, humanities, or social sciences, excluding the programs in American Studies, Environmental Studies, Gerontological Studies, and Pre-Architecture. For a student who completes a Bachelor of Science degree in management or accounting, natural sciences may serve as the sole major for the BA degree.
The program requires a minimum of 50 semester hours of work in natural sciences and mathematics. The departments included in the major are astronomy; biology; chemistry; earth, environmental, and planetary sciences; and physics. The student must complete a minimum of 20 hours in one of these departments, a minimum of 8 hours each in two of the other departments, and 3 hours each in the remaining two departments. In addition, all natural sciences majors must complete:
|One of the following sequences:||6|
& MATH 126
|Math and Calculus Applications for Life, Managerial, and Social Sci I
and Math and Calculus Applications for Life, Managerial, and Social Sci II
& MATH 122
|Calculus for Science and Engineering I
and Calculus for Science and Engineering II
The courses used to satisfy the natural sciences major should be courses that would satisfy requirements of an existing science major. However, any 200-level or higher astronomy course is acceptable for the natural sciences major.