May 21, 2022  
2014-2015 Catalogue 
    
2014-2015 Catalogue [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Natural Science


Natural Science is an interdisciplinary major combining mathematics with the physical and biological sciences. It is designed to offer maximum flexibility and scope for an individual’s interest within the sciences, while also providing opportunities to investigate other disciplines. Students planning to attend a graduate or professional school should include organic chemistry among their courses of study.

Major requirements include:


Each student, in consultation with an advisor, will select a series of courses to provide preparation for individual goals or interests. Students majoring in Natural Science are required to take:

Additional requirements include:


The student is also required to complete successfully six additional courses from the Departments of Biology, Chemistry, Computer Science, Mathematics, Physics or Psychology.

Three of the six must come from the Department of Biology, and two of the three must include a laboratory experience.  The remaining three required courses may be drawn from the Departments of Biology, Chemistry, Computer Science, Mathematics, Physics or Psychology.

Note:


CH 110 , CH 111  , CH 120   and PS 111-112  - PS 112  do not count as electives for the Natural Science major.

Scientific Research


Since scientific research is an important aspect of an education in science, Natural Science majors are encouraged to replace one of the six required courses with one of the following:

  1. under the direction of a faculty member, participate in Directed Research (BI 421  - BI 422  or BI 423 );
  2. develop, with direction from the Internship Facilitator, an individual internship program (BI 451  and/or BI 452 );
  3. participate in the Washington Internship Program (BI 450 ); or
  4. participate in Research and Seminar I and II (CH 420  - CH 421 ).

Course Sequence Outline


Note:


See Biological Sciences Overview  for additional information.