The Chemical and Physical Sciences Department offers a minor program in General Science that could also serve as a model for an area of concentration in “general science” for students majoring in Liberal Studies.
The Chemical and Physical Sciences Department offers a minor program in General Science that could also serve as a model for an area of concentration in "general science" for students majoring in Liberal Studies. To complete this minor students must take one introductory-level course in each of the four subject areas included within the program: biology, chemistry, earth and space sciences (astronomy or geology), and physics, with at least three of those courses including a laboratory component. In addition, a fifth course, which could be a substantially different introductory-level course in one of the four areas, or could be an upper-level course, is required. The Department recommends that students complete either or as the fifth course. Please note that those courses have prerequisites, including completion of the appropriate introductory-level course in the discipline and one semester each of college-level chemistry and physics. Students interested in this program are encouraged to consult with a faculty member in the Department about the courses they plan to use for the minor.
Although many substitutions are possible, the courses listed below would satisfy the minor requirements, and would be appropriate for students with a broad interest in the sciences:
Other sample programs that would meet the requirements of the General Science Minor include, but are not limited to:
A minor program appropriate for Biology majors:
A minor program appropriate for Computer Science or Mathematics majors: