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Overview

Natural and physical sciences enable you to study and understand the world around you, and begin to explore the worlds unknown.

This program challenges you to:

  • Explore methods and tools to build competency in chemistry, physics, and biology.
  • Apply new, accessible analytical skills within and outside the science classroom.
  • Develop a deep appreciation for the sciences while pursuing a different major.
Humanities & Fine Arts Social Sciences & History Natural Sciences & Mathematics Professional Studies & Enhancements
Minor
Natural Sciences Minor

Peaks this program fulfills

  • Natural Sciences & Mathematics

Courses and Requirements

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13 credits

Minor Requirements

A total of at least 13 credits to include at least one lab course and the following:

Math Course

Complete one Math course numbered MAT-120 or higher (3-4 credits).

Physical Sciences

Complete at least 3 credits from the following:

Course ID Course Name Number of Credits
CHE-125Elementary Chemistry3 credits
CHE-125LElementary Chemistry Lab1 credits
CHE-141General Chemistry I3 credits
CHE-141LGeneral Chemistry Laboratory I
GEO-101Physical Geology3 credits
GEO-101LPhysical Geology Lab1 credits
GEO-150Physical Geography3 credits
ENV-161Environmental Systems Science
ENV-161LEnvironmental Systems Science Lab
PHY-100The Universe3 credits
PHY-231General Physics I3 credits
PHY-231LGeneral Physics I Lab1 credits

Life Sciences

Complete at least 3 credits from the following:

Course ID Course Name Number of Credits
BIO-102Biology of Human Disease3 credits
BIO-102LBiology of Human Disease Lab1 credits
BIO-109Biology of Reproduction3 credits
BIO-129Murder, Medicine and Magic3 credits
BIO-140Idaho Natural History3 credits
BIO-140LIdaho Natural History Lab1 credits
BIO-145Drugs, Brains and Behavior3 credits
 
BIO-201Biology I: Molecules to Cells3 credits
BIO-201LMolecules to Cells Lab1 credits
or
BIO-210LMolecules to Cells Research-Based Lab1 credits
 
HHP-106Introduction to Human Anatomy and Physiology3 credits
HHP-106LIntroduction to Human Anatomy and Physiology Laboratory1 credits

Science and Knowledge, Culture, or Society Relationships

Complete at least 1 course from the following:

Course ID Course Name Number of Credits
ENG-239Visions of Environment3 credits
HIS-351History of Science3 credits
PHI-202Bioethics3 credits
PHI-210Human Nature and the Scientific World -View3 credits
PHI-340Environmental Philosophy3 credits
REL-348Religion and Science3 credits

 

Humanities & Fine Arts Social Sciences & History Natural Sciences & Mathematics Professional Studies & Enhancements
Minor
Physical Sciences Minor

Peaks this program fulfills

  • Natural Sciences & Mathematics

Courses and Requirements

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15 - 17 credits

Minor Requirements

Course ID Course Name Number of Credits
MAT-150Applied Calculus: a Modeling Approach4 credits

MAT-150 or higher level math course (excluding MAT-221/MAT-222 Mathematics for Elementary Teachers I and II)

Complete 2 courses from the following:

Course ID Course Name Number of Credits
CHE-141General Chemistry I4 credits
CHE-141LGeneral Chemistry Laboratory I
CHE-142General Chemistry II4 credits
CHE-142LGeneral Chemistry Laboratory II
 
PHY-231General Physics I3 credits
PHY-231LGeneral Physics I Lab1 credits
or
PHY-271Analytical Physics I4 credits
PHY-271LAnalytical Physics I Lab1 credits
 
PHY-232General Physics II3 credits
PHY-232LGeneral Physics II Lab1 credits
or
PHY-272Analytical Physics II4 credits
PHY-272LAnalytical Physics II Lab1 credits

And complete at least 3 additional credits in PHY, CHE, or GEO

Mathematics-Physics Majors may not minor in Physics or Physical Science.

Humanities & Fine Arts Social Sciences & History Natural Sciences & Mathematics Professional Studies & Enhancements
Minor
Scientific Computing Minor

Peaks this program fulfills

  • Natural Sciences & Mathematics

Courses and Requirements

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Scientific Computing Minor Requirements

Course ID Course Name Number of Credits
CSC-150Computer Science I: Introduction to Computer Science and Programming3 credits
MAT-252Discrete Mathematics3 credits

Additional Math Coursework (3-4 credits):

Complete one of the following mathematics courses.

Course ID Course Name Number of Credits
MAT-150Applied Calculus: a Modeling Approach4 credits
MAT-175Single Variable Calculus4 credits
MAT-212Multiple Regression Analysis3 credits

Additional Computer Science Coursework (3-4 Credits):

Complete one of the following computer science courses.

Course ID Course Name Number of Credits
CSC-270Applied Databases3 credits
CSC-285Data Manipulation and Visualization3 credits
CSC-152Computer Science II: Data Structures4 credits

Science Coursework (4-5 credits):

Complete one of the following science courses and the associated lab. (CHE-141 doesn't have a separate lab course) 

Course ID Course Name Number of Credits
BIO-159Cellular Basis of Human Physiology3 credits
BIO-159LCellular Basis of Human Physiology Lab1 credits
BIO-201Biology I: Molecules to Cells3 credits
BIO-201LMolecules to Cells Lab1 credits
CHE-141General Chemistry I4 credits
PHY-231General Physics I3 credits
PHY-231LGeneral Physics I Lab1 credits
PHY-271Analytical Physics I4 credits
PHY-271LAnalytical Physics I Lab1 credits