Natural Science, Minor

Program Code: NATSC_UMNR

Program Requirements

Requirement Credits
Requirements for the Minor 20-23

Requirements for the Minor

A grade of C or better is required for all courses in the minor, as specified by Senate Policy 59-10.

Prescribed Courses
Prescribed Courses: Require a grade of C or better
SC 400Consequences of Science1
Additional Courses
Additional Courses: Require a grade of C or better
Select 3-4 credits of the following:3-4
Astronomical Universe Keystone/General Education Course
Elementary Astronomy Keystone/General Education Course
and Elementary Astronomy Laboratory Keystone/General Education Course
Structure and Function of Organisms Keystone/General Education Course 1
Genetics, Ecology, and Evolution Keystone/General Education Course 1
Environmental Science Keystone/General Education Course
Human Body: Form and Function Keystone/General Education Course
The Science of Sickness Keystone/General Education Course
Molecular Science Keystone/General Education Course 2
Molecular Science With Laboratory Keystone/General Education Course 2
Elementary Microbiology Keystone/General Education Course
and Elementary Microbiology Laboratory Keystone/General Education Course 4
The Science of Physics Keystone/General Education Course 3
Select 3-4 credits of the following:3-4
Introduction to Programming Keystone/General Education Course
Introduction to Programming Techniques Keystone/General Education Course
Programming for Engineers with C++ Keystone/General Education Course
or CMPSC 202
Introduction to Spreadsheets and Databases Keystone/General Education Course
Techniques of Calculus I Keystone/General Education Course
Calculus With Analytic Geometry I Keystone/General Education Course
Elementary Statistics Keystone/General Education Course
Introduction to Biostatistics Keystone/General Education Course
Select 8-9 credits of the following:8-9
Introductory Biology I Keystone/General Education Course
and Introductory Biology II Keystone/General Education Course 1
Biology: Basic Concepts and Biodiversity Keystone/General Education Course 1
Chemical Principles I Keystone/General Education Course
and Experimental Chemistry I Keystone/General Education Course 2
Chemical Principles II Keystone/General Education Course
and Experimental Chemistry II Keystone/General Education Course 2
Introductory Microbiology
and Introductory Microbiology Laboratory 4
Introductory Physics I Keystone/General Education Course 3
Introductory Physics II Keystone/General Education Course 3
Supporting Courses and Related Areas
Supporting Courses and Related Areas: Require a grade of C or better
Select 0-2 credits of 496 (independent studies) courses from the Eberly College of Science course offerings0-2
Select 3-5 credits of 400-level courses (other than independent studies) from the Eberly College of Science course offerings3-5

Academic Advising

The objectives of the university’s academic advising program are to help advisees identify and achieve their academic goals, to promote their intellectual discovery, and to encourage students to take advantage of both in-and out-of class educational opportunities in order that they become self-directed learners and decision makers.

Both advisers and advisees share responsibility for making the advising relationship succeed. By encouraging their advisees to become engaged in their education, to meet their educational goals, and to develop the habit of learning, advisers assume a significant educational role. The advisee’s unit of enrollment will provide each advisee with a primary academic adviser, the information needed to plan the chosen program of study, and referrals to other specialized resources.

READ SENATE POLICY 32-00: ADVISING POLICY

University Park

Ronald Markle
Professor and Director, Premedicine & Science Majors
225B Ritenour Building
University Park, PA 16802
814-865-7620
ram29@psu.edu

Berks

Ike Shibley
Program Coordinator, Associate Professor
Luerssen 101G
Reading, PA 19610
610-396-6185
ias1@psu.edu

Contact

University Park

COLLEGE OF SCIENCE
225B Ritenour Building
University Park, PA 16802
814-865-7620
ram29@psu.edu

http://science.psu.edu/sciencebs/advising

Berks

DIVISION OF SCIENCE
Luerssen Science Building
Reading, PA 19610
610-396-6185
ias1@psu.edu