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Natural Sciences Minor (for non-science majors only)

The Natural Sciences minor provides non-science majors with an opportunity to acquire a broad base of knowledge in the basic scientific disciplines of biology, chemistry, and physics. The minor consists of the introductory course sequences for Biology, Inorganic and Organic Chemistry, and Physics. Through this selection of courses, students will be introduced to the fundamental processes that shape and regulate the world around us; including the physical, chemical, and biological aspects of nature. This minor is ideal for preparation of a non-science major to apply to a professional school for an advanced degree in a health-professions area such as medicine, dentistry, veterinary science, etc.


The minor requires a total of 24 credits, as follows:

  • BIOL - 105 General Biology I
  • BIOL - 106 General Biology II
  • CHEM - 230 Organic Chemistry I Prerequisite: CHEM-111 and CHEM-113, with a grade of C- and C respectively
  • CHEM - 231 Organic Chemistry II
  • CHEM - 232 Organic Chemistry Laboratory I
  • PHYS - 100 Introductory Physics I
  • PHYS - 101 Introductory Physics II

Note: General Physics I and II (PHYS-110, PHYS-210) can replace PHYS-100 and PHYS-101