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Natural Sciences

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Natural Sciences Minor

13 credits (Total does not include prerequisite courses)

Course Course Title Credits

MINOR REQUIREMENTS

Math Courses

Complete 1 course from the following (or higher-level math excluding

MAT-221 & MAT-222):

 

MAT-111

Contemporary Mathematics

3

MAT-150

Applied Calculus: A Modeling Approach

4

MAT-212

Advanced Statistical Methods

3

Physical Sciences

Complete at least 3 credits from the following:

CHE-141

General Chemistry I and Laboratory

4

ENV-160

Environmental Science I and Laboratory

4

GOL-101

Physical Geology and Laboratory

4

GOG-150

Physical Geography

3

PHY-100

The Universe

3

PHY-231

General Physics and Laboratory

4

Life Sciences

Complete at least 3 credits from the following:

BIO-102

Biology of Human Disease and Laboratory

4

BIO-104

Introduction to Human Anatomy

3

BIO-109

Biology of Reproduction

3-4

BIO-129

Murder, Medicine, and Magic

3-4

BIO-140

Idaho Natural History and Laboratory

4

BIO-145

Drugs, Brains and Behavior

3-4

BIO-201

Molecules to Cells and Laboratory

4

CHE-124

Forensic Science and Laboratory

3

ENV-260

Environmental Science II and Laboratory

4

Science and Knowledge, Culture, or Society Relationships

Complete at least 1 course from the following:

ATH-309

Cross-Cultural Approaches to the Environment

3

ENG-239

Visions of Environment

3

ENV-200

Nature and Culture

3

PHI-202

Bioethics

3

PHI-340

Environmental Philosophy

3

POE-339

Environmental Policy Analysis

3

POE-389

Ecological Economics

3

REL-251

Religion and Science

3

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