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Natural Science Minor (NATSC) - Archive

Begin Date: Summer Session 1995
End Date: Spring Semester 1999

Natural Science Minor (NATSC) - Archive


This interdepartmental minor in Natural Science is designed for nonscience students who wish to gain a better appreciation for science and the scientific method. The courses required in the minor include 3 to 4 credits of general education science designed for nonscience students, 3 to 4 credits of mathematical science, 8 to 9 credits of life or physical science, including some laboratory work, and 6 credits of 400-level science courses. Certain combinations of courses are disallowed (as listed in the curriculum description), and higher-level courses are generally accepted as substitutes for lower-level courses if both are offered by the same department. Any substitutes for laboratory courses must also be laboratory courses. Advising for students in this minor will be available through the Eberly College of Science Academic Advising Center and approval of curriculum exceptions will be through the faculty committee and professor in charge of the program.

Scheduling Recommendation by Semester Standing given like (Sem:1-2)


SC 400(1) (Sem: 5-8)

ADDITIONAL COURSES (14-17 credits)[62]
Select 3-4 credits from ASTRO 001 GN(3), 010 GN(2)/011 GN(1), B M B 001 GN(3), BI SC 001 GN(3), 002 GN(3), 003 GN(3), 004 GN(4), CHEM 001 GN(3), 002 GN(3), MICRB 106 GN(3)/107 GN(1), PHYS 001 GN(3) (Sem: 1-4)
Select 3-4 credits from CMPSC 101 GQ(3), 201C GQ(3) or 201F GQ(3), 203 GQ(4), CSE 103 GQ(4), MATH 110 GQ(4), 140 GQ(4), STAT 200 GQ(4), 250 GQ(3) (Sem: 3-6)
Select 8-9 credits from BIOL 011 GN(3)/012 GN(1), 110 GN(4), CHEM 012 GN(3)/014 GN(1), 013 GN(3)/015 GN(1), MICRB 201(3)/202(2), PHYS 215 GN (4), 265 GN(4) (Sem: 3-8)

Select 0-2 credits of 496 (independent studies) courses from the Eberly College of Science course offerings (Sem: 5-8)
Select 3-5 credits of 400-level courses (other than independent studies) from the Eberly College of Science course offerings (Sem: 5-8)


[62] A student may not use credit for BI SC 001 GN(3) or 002 GN(3) along with credit for BIOL 011 GN(3)/012 GN(1), or 110 GN(4); CHEM 001 GN(3) or 002 GN(3) along with credit for CHEM 012 GN(3)/014 GN(1) or 013 GN(3)/015 GN(1); PHYS 001 GN(3) along with credit for PHYS 215 GN(4) or 265 GN(4); MICRB 106 GN(3)/107 GN(1) along with credit for MICRB 201(3)/202(2).

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The University reserves the right to change the requirements and regulations listed here and to determine whether a student has satisfactorily met its requirements for admission or graduation, and to reject any applicant for any reason the University determines to be material to the applicant's qualifications to pursue higher education. Nothing in this material should be considered a guarantee that completion of a program and graduation from the University will result in employment.

Last Revised by the Department: Summer Session 1995

Blue Sheet Item #: 23-04-042

Review Date: 6/2/99 (General Education Update)


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