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Overview

Consistent with the liberal arts tradition, our faculty give students a broad foundation in the natural and biological sciences.

This program will challenge you to:

  • Learn about our natural world and the many ways nature overlaps with other disciplines.
  • Engage in hands-on field and lab research opportunities not usually available to undergraduate students.
  • Gain a strong base in the natural sciences for further career and academic exploration.
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 (Total does not include prerequisite courses)

Minor Requirements

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

 

Math Courses

Course ID Course Name Number of Credits
MAT-1XX or 2XX Complete one Math course numbered 111 or above (excluding MAT-221 or MAT-222)  

 

 

 

 

Physical Sciences

 

Complete at least 3 credits from the following:

Course ID Course Name Number of Credits
CHE-141 General Chemistry I 4 credits
ENV-160 Physical Environmental Systems 3 credits
ENV-160L Physical Environmental Systems Laboratory 1 credits
GEO-101 Physical Geology 3 credits
GEO-101L Physical Geology Lab 1 credits
GEO-150 Physical Geography 3 credits
PHY-100 The Universe 3 credits
PHY-231 General Physics I 3 credits
PHY-231L General Physics I Lab 1 credits

 

Life Sciences

 

Complete at least 3 credits from the following:

Course ID Course Name Number of Credits
BIO-102 Biology of Human Disease 3 credits
BIO-102L Biology of Human Disease Lab 1 credits
BIO-109 Biology of Reproduction 3 credits
BIO-129 Murder, Medicine and Magic 3 credits
BIO-140 Idaho Natural History 3 credits
BIO-140L Idaho Natural History Lab 1 credits
BIO-145 Drugs, Brains and Behavior 3 credits
     
BIO-201 Biology I: Molecules to Cells 3 credits
BIO-201L Molecules to Cells Lab 1 credits
  or  
BIO-210L Molecules to Cells Research-Based Lab 1 credits
     
CHE-124 Forensic Science 2 credits
CHE-124L Forensic Science Lab 1 credits
ENV-260 Biological Environmental Interactions 3 credits
ENV-260L Biological Environmental Interactions Laboratory 1 credits
HHP-106 Introduction to Human Anatomy and Physiology 3 credits
HHP-106L Introduction to Human Anatomy and Physiology Laboratory 1 credits

 

Science and Knowledge, Culture, or Society Relationships

 

Complete at least 1 course from the following:

Course ID Course Name Number of Credits
ATH-309 Cross-Cultural Approaches to Environment 3 credits
ENG-239 Visions of Environment 3 credits
HIS-351 History of Science 3 credits
PHI-202 Bioethics 3 credits
PHI-210 Human Nature and the Scientific World -View 3 credits
PHI-340 Environmental Philosophy 3 credits
POE-339 Environmental Policy Analysis 3 credits
REL-348 Religion and Science 3 credits

Students must complete at least one lab course.

Humanities & Fine Arts Social Sciences & History Natural Sciences & Mathematics Professional Studies & Enhancements
Minor
Technical and Analytical Skills in the Natural Sciences Minor

Peaks this program fulfills

  • Professional Studies & Enhancements

Courses and Requirements

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24-25 credits (Total does not include prerequisite courses)

Minor Requirements

Course ID Course Name Number of Credits
BIO- Two laboratory courses in Natural Sciences  
MAT-212 Multiple Regression Analysis 3 credits

 

Complete 2 courses from the following:

Course ID Course Name Number of Credits
ART-107 Digital Imaging 3 credits
ART-108 Introduction to Web Design 3 credits
ART-201 Graphic Design 3 credits

 

Complete 2 courses from the following:

Course ID Course Name Number of Credits
BUS-150 Business Computer Applications 3 credits
CSC-150 Computer Science I: Introduction to Computer Science and Programming 4 credits
ENV-350 Introduction to Geographic Information System (GIS) 2 credits
ENV-350L Introduction to Geographic Information System Lab 1 credits

 

Redband Trout

Studying Native TroutExamining Population Genetics

C of I student Sarah Walsh was awarded a $1,500 grant from the Northwest Scientific Association to aid her research of redband trout.