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Natural Science Major

Chemistry and Physics Program

The Natural Science Major and Physical Science Minor have been designed for students that are interested in pursuing an interdisciplinary course of study between physics and chemistry. Students selecting this major option should highly consider a minor in mathematics or computer science.

Natural Science Major – Chemistry/Physics Option (72 Credits):

 –  CH221, 222, 223 General Chemistry (15)
 –  CH312 Quantitative Analysis (4)
 –  CH313 Instrumental Analysis (4)
 –  CH334, 335, 336 Organic Chemistry (9)
 –  CH337 Organic Chemistry Lab I (1)
 –  CH338 Organic Chemistry Lab II (2)
 –  CH340 Elementary Physical Chemistry (4)
 –  MTH251, 252 Calculus I and II (10)
 –  PH211, 212, 213 General Physics with Calculus (12)
 –  PH311, 312 Introduction to Modern Physics (8)
 –  Approved electives in the natural sciences or math (6)

The B.A. requires MTH251, CS160 and completion of the third term of the second year of a modern language course. The B.S. requires a combined total of 12 credit hours of coursework in mathematics including MTH251 and CS160.  The B.S. and B.A. require completion of the cultural diversity and writing intensive requirements. For this major, writing intensive should include CH350W.

 

Physical Science Minor (27-29 credits):

 –  CH334, 335, 336 Organic Chemistry (9)
 –  CH337 Organic Chemistry Lab I (1)
 –  CH338 Organic Chemistry Lab II (2)
Choose one sequence: (12)
 –  PH201, 202, 203 General Physics with Algebra (12)
 –  PH211, 212, 213 General Physics with Calculus (12
One approved upper division physical science course (i.e. CH, ES, GS, or PH prefix) (3-5)

All students pursuing the molecular/cell emphasis for the Biology major must complete the PH211, 212, 213 sequence as requirements for this minor.  All students pursuing the preprofessional emphasis for the Biology major must complete CH450 as a requirement for this minor.

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