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Major in Natural Science


Requirements for a Major in Natural Science:
41 credits
Two courses in mathematics, chosen from the following: 6 credits
            MA 110 or MA 150 (only one of these may be applied to the
            major)
            MA 190 or any MA course at 200 level or above

(Note: Education students may substitute the MA 130-132 sequence for MA 110 above)

Nine science courses, including six core courses and three electives:

Core science courses: 23 credits

Three one-year sequences chosen from three of the following
four disciplines: Biology, Chemistry, Earth Science, Physics.
The three disciplines are chosen according to a student’s career plans, in consultation with an advisor.

The one-year sequences are:
BI 140                           Intro. to Organismal Biology and
BI 141                           Intro. to Cellular and Molecular Biology 8 credits
CH 120 and CH 121       General Chemistry I and II 8 credits
GS 101 and GS 140       Physical Geography and Physical Geology
                                    7 credits
PY 221 and PY 222       General Physics I and II or
PY 241 and PY 242       Physics I and II 8 credits

3 additional science electives at the 200 level or above: 9 credits

NS 400             Natural Science Seminar 3 credits

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