Natural Sciences for Non-Majors / Minor

Minor Credit Hours: 20

Minors in Natural Sciences may take a Biology class only two times. If a student has not achieved a minimum of a “C” after the second attempt, the student may not repeat the class.

The Biology Department will award 3 hours of credit for the General Education class BIOL 10000 (Introduction to Biology) when students have received a score of 4 or 5 on AP tests. No credit is awarded for major classes based on AP scores.

Biology, Biochemistry, Chemistry, Chemical Physics, Computer Science, Environmental Science, Mathematics, Nursing, and Physics majors may not minor in Natural Sciences.

Degree Requirements

Minor: NATL

I. Choose from the following courses (20)

CHEM-10500Introductory Organic and Biochemistry

3

CHEM-11000General Chemistry 1

4

CHEM-11100General Chemistry 1 Lab

1

-OR

-any higher numbered chemistry course

PHYS-20000College Physics 1

4

PHYS-20100College Physics 1 Lab

1

-OR

-any higher numbered physics course

BIOL-10100Anatomy and Physiology 1

4

BIOL-10200Anatomy and Physiology 1 Lab

1

BIOL-10300Anatomy and Physiology 2

4

BIOL-10400Anatomy and Physiology 2 Lab

1

BIOL-11000General Biology 1

4

BIOL-11100General Biology 1 Lab

1

-OR

-any higher numbered biology course

MATH-12000Precalculus

4

MATH-20000Calculus 1

4

-OR

-any higher numbered mathematics course

CPSC-20000Introduction to Computer Science

3

-OR

-any higher numbered computer science course

II. If the student chooses a lecture course that has a laboratory element, the student must also take the laboratory part of the class.

III. For the Natural Sciences minor, a minimum of two 20000 level or above science courses (6-8 credits) must be taken at Lewis University.

IV. Liberal Arts majors who choose to complete the Natural Sciences minor as one of their two required minors must complete two unduplicated upper-division science-based or mathematics-based courses at Lewis University. In order to satisfy the upper-division requirement when this minor is applied to the Liberal Arts major, students who have completed 20 lower-division credit hours in courses listed above may request that two additional upper-division science-based or mathematics-based courses in other departments be approved by the advisor and Dean.