The Natural Science Minor provides opportunities for students to sample widely among the natural sciences to gain knowledge of both physical and life sciences. Because much of our understanding of the natural world is framed quantitatively, the study of mathematics is included. In addition to studying how natural science is a way of knowing, students include coursework involving the relationship of science to other forms of knowledge, culture, or society.
Minor Requirements (13 credits):
- One (1) of the following courses.
- At least 3 credits in physical sciences, selected from among:
- At least 3 credits in life sciences, selected from among:
- At least one course that emphasizes relationships between science and knowledge, culture, or society:
Student Learning Outcomes
- Critical Thinking
- Analytical Reasoning
- Quantitative and Qualitative Problem Solving
- Written Communication
- Sharpen student understanding of the methodology and limits of science
- Increase student scientific literacy in both the physical and life sciences
- Apply scientific knowledge in the broader context of the liberal arts