Integrated Science

Michele Malotky, Department of Biology

The integrated science minor is designed to provide students with a broad exposure to a variety of scientific disciplines. Such a broad exposure is essential for citizens and potential leaders who seek to understand the breaking news stories that dominate the headlines in the 21st century. Intelligent decision-making on issues such as stem cell research, the use of the anthrax bacillus as a biological weapon, the ozone holes and potential remedies for the underlying causes of global warming, requires knowledge of chemistry, mathematics, physics, geology and biology. Completion of the integrated sciences minor will provide a solid underpinning for advanced study in the sciences, as well as an appropriate background for students interested in pursuing careers in business, journalism, the law, the social sciences or politics.


Minor Requirements

The minor requires a minimum of 16 credit hours (four courses). One of the four courses must be a 300- or 400-level capstone course. In some cases a student might have to take more than three courses to meet the prerequisites of a capstone course.

Select three of the following:12
Intro Biol: Form and Function
Intro Biol: Ecol and Evolution
Chemical Principles I
Chemical Principles II
Elementary Statistics
Elementary Functions
Calculus I: Differential Cal.
Calculus II: Integral Calculus.
Introduction to Physics for the Life Sciences I
Introduction to Physics for the Life Sciences II
Physics I
Physics II
Classical and Modern Physics I
Classical and Modern Physics I
Select one of the following:4
Molecular Cell Biology
Instrumental Analysis
Sedimentology and Stratigraphy
Murder, Most Foul
Environmental Planning
Total Credits16

Total credit hours required for integrated science minor is 16 credits