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Natural Science Minor

 

University Park, Eberly College of Science (NATSC)

Dr. Ike Shibley, in charge
610-396-6185
ias1@psu.edu

This interdepartmental minor in Natural Science is designed for non-science students who wish to gain a better appreciation for science and the scientific method. The courses required in the minor include 3 to 4 credits of general education science designed for non-science students, 3 to 4 credits of mathematical science, 8 to 9 credits of life or physical science, including some laboratory work, and 6 credits of 400-level science courses. Certain combinations of courses are disallowed (as listed in the curriculum description), and higher-level courses are generally accepted as substitutes for lower-level courses if both are offered by the same department. Any substitutes for laboratory courses must also be laboratory courses. Advising for students in this minor will be available through the Eberly College of Science Academic Advising Center and approval of curriculum exceptions will be through the faculty committee and professor in charge of the program. A grade of C or better is required for all courses in the minor.

Scheduling Recommendation by Semester Standing given like (Sem: 1-2)

REQUIREMENTS FOR THE MINOR: 20-23 credits

PRESCRIBED COURSE: (1 credit)
SC 400(1) (Sem: 5-8)

ADDITIONAL COURSES: (14-17 credits)[62]
Select 3-4 credits from the following list:
ASTRO 001 GN(3), ASTRO 010 GN(2) & ASTRO 011 GN(1), B M B 001 GN(3), BI SC 001 GN(3), BI SC 002 GN(3), BI SC 003 GN(3), BI SC 004 GN(4), CHEM 001 GN(3), CHEM 002 GN(3), MICRB 106 GN(3) & MICRB 107 GN(1), PHYS 001 GN(3) (Sem: 1-4)

Select 3-4 credits from the following list:
CMPSC 101 GQ(3), CMPSC 201C GQ(3) or CMPSC 201F GQ(3), CMPSC 203 GQ(4), CSE 103 GQ(4), MATH 110 GQ(4), MATH 140 GQ(4), STAT 200 GQ(4), STAT 250 GQ(3) (Sem: 3-6)

Select 8-9 credits from the following list:
BIOL 011 GN(3) & BIOL 012 GN(1), BIOL 110 GN(4), CHEM 012 GN(3) & CHEM 014 GN(1), CHEM 013 GN(3) & CHEM 015 GN(1), MICRB 201(3) & MICRB 202(2), PHYS 215 GN(4), PHYS 265 GN(4) (Sem: 3-8)

SUPPORTING COURSES AND RELATED AREAS: (5 credits)
Select 0-2 credits of 496 (independent studies) courses from the Eberly College of Science course offerings (Sem: 5-8)
Select 3-5 credits of 400-level courses (other than independent studies) from the Eberly College of Science course offerings (Sem: 5-8)
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[62] A student may not use credit for BI SC 001 GN(3) or BI SC 002 GN(3) along with credit for BIOL 011 GN(3) & BIOL 012 GN(1), or BIOL 110 GN(4); CHEM 001 GN(3) or CHEM 002 GN(3) along with credit for CHEM 012 GN(3) & CHEM 014 GN(1) or CHEM 013 GN(3) & CHEM 015 GN(1); PHYS 001 GN(3) along with credit for PHYS 215 GN(4) or PHYS 265 GN(4); MICRB 106 GN(3) & MICRB 107 GN(1) along with credit for MICRB 201(3) & MICRB 202(2).
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Students interested in applying for this minor should print and complete the Entrance to Minor Form located at:
http://www.psu.edu/registrar/forms_for_students/forms_index.html

This form must be signed by the Science Program Coordinator at Penn State Berks.
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Last Revised by the Department: Summer Session 1995

Blue Sheet Item #: 23-04-042

Review Date: 1/30/00

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