Natural Science and Math B.A. Program

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Natural Science and Math B.A. Degree Requirements – Concentration in General Science (120 credits)

Required NSM-GS Science Courses
Required Courses (16 credits minimum from the list below; must include BIO 103):

Section Course Credits
BIO 103 General Biology I 4
BIO 104 General Biology II 4
BIO 202 Microbiology 4
BIO 205 Anatomy and Physiology I 4
BIO 206 Anatomy and Physiology II 4
Physical Science Requirement (12 credits minimum from the list below; must include GSCI 105, and at least one CHEM course, and one PHYS course):
CHEM General Chemistry I 5
CHEM 104 General Chemistry II 5
CHEM 105 Principles of Chemistry 4
PHYS 103 General Physics I 4
PHYS 104 General Physics II 4
GSCI 105 Earth Science 4
Senior Research (4 credits):
GSCI 409 General Science Seminar 1
GSCI 450 Undergraduate Research in General Science 3
Science Electives (8 credits from PSYC 311, BIO, CHEM, and/or PHYS courses – one course must be at the 300-400 level)
Free Electives (24 credits)

Additional Requirements: ENV 101 (4 cr) and MATH 160 or higher (4 cr), which are used to fulfill the General Education requirements for laboratory science and math. (see Control Sheet – link below)

* FYE is for full-time, first-time freshmen

Four Year Plan

Students must achieve a minimum grade of C in all required science and math courses.


Dr. Alfredo Castro
Associate Professor of Chemistry

Dr. Gaby Fahmy
Assistant Professor of Biology

Dr. Barry Goldberg
Assistant Professor of Biology

Dr. Robert Rogers
Associate Professor of Biology

Dr. Wei Shi
Assistant Professor of Chemistry

Dr. Edward Siden
Associate Professor of Biology

Dr. Marjorie Squires
Associate Professor of Chemistry

Dr. Patrick Weir
Associate Professor of Biology and Chair
Department of Natural Sciences

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