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Natural Sciences Program

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A minor in natural sciences is achieved through completion of the requirements listed below in any four of the six participating departments.

Astronomy

One of the following sequences: 6
ASTR 201
The Sun and its Planets (& Any other 200-level ASTR course)
ASTR 221
& ASTR 222
Stars and Planets
and Galaxies and Cosmology
Total Units 6

 

Biology

Two of the following sequences: 8
BIOL 214
& 214L
Genes, Evolution and Ecology
and Genes, Evolution and Ecology Lab
BIOL 215
& 215L
Cells and Proteins
and Cells and Proteins Laboratory
BIOL 216
& 216L
Development and Physiology
and Development and Physiology Lab
Total Units 8

 

Chemistry

One of the following sequences: 8-10
CHEM 105
& CHEM 106
& CHEM 113
Principles of Chemistry I
and Principles of Chemistry II
and Principles of Chemistry Laboratory
CHEM 111
& CHEM 113
& ENGR 145
Principles of Chemistry for Engineers
and Principles of Chemistry Laboratory
and Chemistry of Materials
Total Units 8-10

 

Earth, Environmental, and Planetary Sciences

One of the following: 3
EEPS 101 The Earth and Planets 3
EEPS 110 Physical Geology 3
EEPS 115 Introduction to Oceanography 3
EEPS 117 Weather and Climate 3
EEPS 119 Geology Laboratory 1
One additional EEPS course 3
Total Units 19

 

Mathematics

One of the following sequences: 8
MATH 125
& 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 121
& MATH 122
Calculus for Science and Engineering I
and Calculus for Science and Engineering II
Total Units 8

 

Physics

One of the following sequences: 8-11
PHYS 115
& PHYS 116
Introductory Physics I
and Introductory Physics II
PHYS 121
& PHYS 122
& PHYS 221
General Physics I – Mechanics
and General Physics II – Electricity and Magnetism
and Introduction to Modern Physics
Total Units 8-11