Academic Programs Catalog

College of Natural Science

Undergraduate Program


Biological Science-Interdepartmental

The biological science–interdepartmental major, which leads to the Bachelor of Science degree, is designed for persons who want a broad background in fields that comprise biological sciences and who want to understand the interrelationships among such fields.  This major is designed primarily for persons who plan to teach biological sciences in middle and secondary schools.

Requirements for the Bachelor of Science Degree in Biological Science–Interdepartmental

  1. The University requirements for bachelor's degrees as described in the Undergraduate Education section of this catalog; 120 credits, including general elective credits, are required for the Bachelor of Science degree in Biological Science–Interdepartmental.

    The University's Tier II writing requirement for the Biological Sciences—Interdepartmental major is met by completing NSC 401.  That course is referenced in item 3.a. below.

    Students who are enrolled in the College of Natural Science may complete the alternative track to Integrative Studies in Biological and Physical Sciences that is described in item 1. under the heading Graduation Requirements in the College statement.  Certain courses referenced in requirement 3. below may be used to satisfy the alternative track.
  2. The requirements of the College of Natural Science for the Bachelor of Science degree.

    The credits earned in certain courses referenced in requirement 3. below may be counted toward College requirements as appropriate.
  3. The following requirements for the major:
    a. All of the following courses (30 credits):
    CEM 251 Organic Chemistry I 3
    CEM 252 Organic Chemistry II 3
    CEM 255 Organic Chemistry Laboratory 2
    CEM 262 Quantitative Analysis 3
    IBIO 341 Fundamental Genetics 4
    IBIO 355 Ecology 3
    IBIO 355L Ecology Laboratory (W) 1
    IBIO 445 Evolution (W) 3
    ISE 401 Science Laboratories for Secondary Schools (W) 4
    PSL 250 Introductory Physiology 4
    b. One of the following groups of courses (9 or 10 credits):
    (1) BS 161 Cell and Molecular Biology 3
    BS 162 Organismal and Population Biology 3
    BS 171 Cell and Molecular Biology Laboratory 2
    BS 172 Organismal and Population Biology Laboratory 2
    (2) BS 181H Honors Cell and Molecular Biology 3
    BS 182H Honors Organismal and Population Biology 3
    BS 191H Honors Cell and Molecular Biology Laboratory 2
    BS 192H Honors Organismal and Population Biology Laboratory 2
    (3) LB 144 Biology I:  Organismal Biology 4
    LB 145 Biology II:  Cellular and Molecular  Biology 5
    c. One of the following groups of courses (9 or 10 credits):
    (1) CEM 141 General Chemistry 4
    CEM 142 General and Inorganic Chemistry 3
    CEM 161 Chemistry Laboratory I 1
    CEM 162 Chemistry Laboratory II 1
    (2) CEM 151 General and Descriptive Chemistry  4
    CEM 152 Principles of Chemistry 3
    CEM 161 Chemistry Laboratory I 1
    CEM 162 Chemistry Laboratory II 1
    (3) CEM 181H Honors Chemistry I 4
    CEM 182H Honors Chemistry II 4
    CEM 185H Honors Chemistry Laboratory I 2
    (4) LB 171 Principles of Chemistry I 4
    LB 171L Introductory Chemistry Laboratory I 1
    LB 172 Principles of Chemistry II 3
    LB 172L Principles of Chemistry II-Reactivity Laboratory 1
    d. One course from group (1) and one course from group (2) (6 to 8 credits):
    (1) MTH 124 Survey of Calculus I 3
    MTH 132 Calculus I 3
    MTH 152H Honors Calculus I 3
    LB 118 Calculus I 4
    (2) MTH 126 Survey of Calculus II 3
    MTH 133 Calculus II 4
    MTH 153H Honors Calculus II 3
    LB 119 Calculus II 4
    STT 201 Statistical Methods 4
    STT 231 Statistics for Scientists 3
    STT 351 Probability and Statistics for Engineering 3
    STT 421 Statistics I 3
    e. One of the following groups of courses (8 or 10 credits):
    (1) PHY 183 Physics for Scientists and Engineers I 4
    PHY 184 Physics for Scientists and Engineers II 4
    PHY 191 Physics Laboratory for Scientists, I 1
    PHY 192 Physics Laboratory for Scientists, II 1
    (2) PHY 191 Physics Laboratory for Scientists, I 1
    PHY 192 Physics Laboratory for Scientists, II 1
    PHY 193H Honors Physics I–Mechanics 4
    PHY 294H Honors Physics II–Electromagnetism 4
    (3) PHY 231 Introductory Physics I 3
    PHY 232 Introductory Physics II 3
    PHY 251 Introductory Physics Laboratory I 1
    PHY 252 Introductory Physics Laboratory II 1
    (4) LB 273 Physics I 4
    LB 274 Physics II 4
    f. One of the following, either (1) or (2) (8 credits):
    (1) Two of the following courses:
    BMB 401 Comprehensive Biochemistry 4
    IBIO 408 Histology 4
    IBIO 425 Cells and Development (W) 4
    (2) Both of the following courses:
    MMG 301 Introductory Microbiology 3
    MMG 302 Introductory Laboratory for General and Allied Health Microbiology 1
    One of the following courses:
    BMB 401 Comprehensive Biochemistry 4
    IBIO 408 Histology 4
    IBIO 425 Cells and Development (W) 4
    g. One of the following courses (3 or 4 credits):
    PLB 301 Introductory Plant Physiology 3
    PLB 418 Plant Systematics 3
    PLB 434 Plant Structure and Function 4
    PLP 405 Plant Pathology 3


Earth Science - Interdepartmental (this program is in moratorium Spring 2017 through Fall 2020)

The Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences administers the earth science—interdepartmental major, which leads to the Bachelor of Science degree. The major is designed for persons who want a broad background in geology, meteorology, oceanography, and astronomy and who want to understand the interrelationships among these fields. The general earth science concentration is designed primarily for persons who plan to teach earth science in  middle and secondary schools. The meteorology/atmospheric sciences concentration is designed primarily for persons who plan to enter a graduate program in meteorology/atmospheric sciences.

Requirements for the Bachelor of Science Degree in Earth Science—Interdepartmental

  1. The University requirements for bachelor's degrees as described in the Undergraduate Education section of this catalog; 120 credits, including general elective credits, are required for the Bachelor of Science degree in Earth Science—Interdepartmental.

    The University's Tier II writing requirement for the Earth Science—Interdepartmental major is met by completing Geological Sciences  401 for the General Earth Science concentration and Geography 403 for the Meteorology/Atmospheric Sciences concentration. Those courses are referenced in item 3. c. below.

    Students who are enrolled in the College of Natural Science may complete the alternative track to Integrative Studies in Biological and Physical Sciences that is described in item 1. under the heading Graduation Requirements in the College statement.  Certain courses referenced in requirement 3. below may be used to satisfy the alternative track.
  2. The requirements of the College of Natural Science for the Bachelor of Science degree.

    The credits earned in certain courses referenced in requirement 3. below may be counted toward College requirements as appropriate.
  3. The following requirements for the major:
    a. All of the following courses (21 credits):
    AST 207 The Science of Astronomy 3
    GEO 203 Introduction to Meteorology 3
    GLG 201 The Dynamic Earth 4
    GLG 303 Oceanography 4
    GLG 304 Physical and Biological History of the Earth 4
    MTH 132 Calculus I 3
    b. One of the following groups of courses (8 credits):
    (1) CEM 141 General Chemistry 4
    CEM 142 General and Inorganic Chemistry 3
    CEM 161 Chemistry Laboratory I 1
    (2) CEM 151 General and Descriptive Chemistry 4
    CEM 152 Principles of Chemistry 3
    CEM 161 Chemistry Laboratory I 1
    c. One of the following concentrations (28 to 38 credits):
    General Earth Science (28 to 30 credits)
    (1) Both of the following courses: 
    GLG 321 Mineralogy and Geochemistry 4
    GLG 401 Plate Tectonics 4
    (2) One of the following courses:
    MTH 133 Calculus II 4
    STT 200 Statistical Methods 3
    STT 201 Statistical Methods 4
    STT 231 Statistics for Scientists 3
    STT 421 Statistics I 3
    (3) One of the following groups of courses:
    (a) PHY 231 Introductory Physics I 3
    PHY 232 Introductory Physics II 3
    PHY 251 Introductory Physics Laboratory I 1
    PHY 252 Introductory Physics Laboratory II 1
    (b) PHY 183 Physics for Scientists and Engineers I 4
    PHY 184 Physics for Scientists and Engineers II 4
    (4) One of the following courses:
    GEO 306 Environmental Geomorphology 3
    GLG 412 Glacial and Quaternary Geology 4
    (5) A minimum of 6 credits from the following courses:
    AST 303 Planetary System Astronomy 3
    AST 312 Observational Astronomy 1
    ENT 319 Introduction to Earth System Science 3
    GEO 402 Agricultural Climatology 3
    GEO 405 Weather Analysis and Forecasting 4
    GEO 409 Global Climate Change and Variability 3
    GEO 424 Advanced Remote Sensing 4
    GLG 411 Hydrogeology 3
    GLG 421 Environmental Geochemistry 4
    GLG 422 Aquatic and Marine Organic Geochemistry (W) 3
    GLG 434 Evolutionary Paleobiology 4
    PLB 335 Plants Through Time 3
    Meteorology/Atmospheric Sciences (35 to 38 credits):
    (1) All of the following courses:
    GEO 403 Dynamic Meteorology (W) 3
    GEO 405 Weather Analysis and Forecasting 4
    MTH 133 Calculus II 4
    MTH 234 Multivariable Calculus 4
    MTH 235 Differential Equations 3
    PHY 183 Physics for Scientists and Engineers I 4
    PHY 184 Physics for Scientists and Engineers II 4
    (2) One of the following courses:
    GEO 402 Agricultural Climatology 3
    GEO 409 Global Climate Change and Variability 3
    The course selected to meet this requirement may also satisfy requirement (3) below.
    (3) Three of the following courses:
    GEO 324 Remote Sensing of the Environment 4
    GEO 402 Agricultural Climatology 3
    GEO 409 Global Climate Change and Variability 3
    GLG 411 Hydrogeology 3
    GLG 412 Glacial and Quaternary Geology 4
    GLG 421 Environmental Geochemistry 4
    Geography 402 or 409 may also be used to satisfy requirement (2) above. 


Human Biology

The human biology major, which leads to the Bachelor of Science degree, is designed for persons who want a broad background in fields that comprise biological sciences and who want to understand the interrelationships among such fields.  This program is for persons who plan to pursue careers in the health care professions and for students who are interested in the biological sciences, but are not interested in a teaching option.

Requirements for the Bachelor of Science Degree in Human Biology

  1. The University requirements for bachelor's degrees as described in the Undergraduate Education section of this catalog; 120 credits, including general elective credits, are required for the Bachelor of Science degree in Human Biology.

    The University's Tier II writing requirement for the Human Biology major is met by completing NSC 495.  That course is referenced in item 3. a. below.

    Students who are enrolled in the College of Natural Science may complete the alternative track to Integrative Studies in Biological and Physical Sciences that is described in item 1. under the heading Graduation Requirements in the College statement.  Certain courses referenced in requirement 3. below may be used to satisfy the alternative track.
  2. The requirements of the College of Natural Science for the Bachelor of Science degree.

    The credits earned in certain courses referenced in requirement 3. below may be counted toward College requirements as appropriate.
  3. The following requirements for the major:
    a. One of the following groups of courses (9 or 10 credits):
    (1) BS 161 Cell and Molecular Biology 3
    BS 162 Organismal and Population Biology 3
    BS 171 Cell and Molecular Biology Laboratory 2
    BS 172 Organismal and Population Biology Laboratory 2
    (2) BS 181H Honors Cell and Molecular Biology 3
    BS 182H Honors Organismal and Population Biology 3
    BS 191H Honors Cell and Molecular Biology Laboratory 2
    BS 192H Honors Organismal and Population Biology Laboratory 2
    (3) LB 144 Biology I: Organismal Biology 4
    LB 145 Biology II: Cellular and Molecular Biology 5
    (4) LB 181H Honors Cell and Molecular Biology 3
    LB 182H Honors Organismal and Population Biology 3
    LB 191H Honors Cell and Molecular Biology Laboratory 2
    LB 192H Honors Organismal and Population Biology Laboratory 2
    b. All of the following courses (14 credits):
    CEM 251 Organic Chemistry I 3
    CEM 252 Organic Chemistry II 3
    CEM 255 Organic Chemistry Laboratory 2
    IBIO 341 Fundamental Genetics 4
    NSC 495 Capstone in Human Biology (W) 2
    c. One of the following, either (1) or (2) (4 or 8 credits): 4
    (1) PSL 310 Physiology for Pre-Health Professionals 4
    (2) PSL 431 Human Physiology I 4
    PSL 432 Human Physiology II
    d. One of the following, either (1) or (2) (4 or 6 credits):
    (1) BMB 401 Comprehensive Biochemistry 4
    (2) BMB 461 Advanced Biochemistry I 3
    BMB 462 Advanced Biochemistry II 3
    e. One of the following groups of courses (9 to 12 credits):
    (1) CEM 141 General Chemistry 4
    CEM 142 General and Inorganic Chemistry 3
    CEM 161 Chemistry Laboratory I 1
    CEM 162 Chemistry Laboratory II 1
    (2) CEM 151 General and Descriptive Chemistry 4
    CEM 152 Principles of Chemistry 3
    CEM 161 Chemistry Laboratory I 1
    CEM 162 Chemistry Laboratory II 1
    (3) CEM 181H Honors Chemistry I 4
    CEM 182H Honors Chemistry II 4
    CEM 185H Honors Chemistry Laboratory I 2
    (4) LB 171 Principles of Chemistry I 4
    LB 172 Principles of ChemistryII 3
    LB 171L Introductory Chemistry Laboratory I 1
    LB 172L Principles of Chemistry II - Reactivity Laboratory 1
    f. One course from each of the following groups (6 to 8 credits):
    (1) MTH 124 Survey of Calculus I 3
    MTH 132 Calculus I 3
    MTH 152H Honors Calculus I 4
    LB 118 Calculus I 4
    (2) MTH 126 Survey of Calculus II 3
    MTH 133 Calculus II 4
    MTH 153H Honors Calculus II 4
    LB 119 Calculus II 4
    STT 201 Statistical Methods 4
    STT 231 Statistics for Scientists 3
    STT 351 Probability and Statistics for Engineering 3
    STT 421 Statistics I 3
    g. One of the following groups of courses (8 or 10 credits):
    (1) PHY 183 Physics for Scientists and Engineers I 4
    PHY 184 Physics for Scientists and Engineers II 4
    PHY 191 Physics Laboratory for Scientists, I 1
    PHY 192 Physics Laboratory for Scientists, II 1
    (2) PHY 191 Physics Laboratory for Scientists, I 1
    PHY 192 Physics Laboratory for Scientists, II 1
    PHY 193H Honors Physics I–Mechanics 4
    PHY 294H Honors Physics II–Electromagnetism 4
    (3) PHY 231 Introductory Physics I 3
    PHY 232 Introductory Physics II 3
    PHY 251 Introductory Physics Laboratory I 1
    PHY 252 Introductory Physics Laboratory II 1
    (4) PHY 241 Physics for Cellular and Molecular Biologists I 4
    PHY 242 Physics for Cellular and Molecular Biologists II 4
    PHY 251 Introductory Physics Laboratory I 1
    PHY 252 Introductory Physics Laboratory II 1
    (5) LB 273 Physics I 4
    LB 274 Physics II 4
    h. One of the following courses (3 credits):
    BLD 434 Clinical Immunology 3
    MMG 409 Eukaryotic Cell Biology 3
    MMG 413 Virology 3
    MMG 451 Immunology 3
    i. At least 12 credits from the following courses:
    ANP 441 Osteology and Forensic Anthropology 4
    BLD 204 Mechanisms of Disease 3
    BLD 324 Hematology and Hemostatis 3
    BLD 416 Clinical Chemistry 4
    BLD 434 Clinical Immunology 3
    IBIO 408 Histology 4
    IBIO 425 Cells and Development (W) 4
    IBIO 450 Cancer Biology (W) 3
    IBIO 483 Environmental Physiology (W) 4
    EPI 390 Disease in Society: Introduction to Epidemiology and Public Health 4
    KIN 310 Physiology Bases of Physical Activity 3
    KIN 330 Biomechanics of Physical Activity 3
    MMG 301 Introductory Microbiology 3
    MMG 302 Introductory Laboratory for General and Allied Health Microbiology 1
    MMG 404 Human Genetics 3
    MMG 409 Eukaryotic Cell Biology 3
    MMG 413 Virology 3
    MMG 431 Microbial Genetics 3
    MMG 451 Immunology 3
    MMG 461 Molecular Pathogenesis 3
    MMG 463 Medical Microbiology 3
    NEU 300 Neurobiology 3
    NSC 496 Directed Study in Human Biology 1 to 3
    NSC 497 Internship in Human Biology 1 to 3
    NSC 498 Research in Human Biology 1 to 3
    PHM 350 Introductory Human Pharmacology 3
    PHM 431 Pharmacology of Drug Addiction 3
    PHM 450 Introduction to Chemical Toxicology 3
    With the approval of the director of the human biology major, credits in research or independent study courses may be used to satisfy this requirement.
    Courses used to fulfill requirement 3. h. may not be used to fulfill requirement 3. i.
    j. One of the following courses (3 or 4 credits):
    ANTR 350 Human Gross Anatomy for Pre-Health Professionals 3
    IBIO 320 Developmental Biology 4
    IBIO 328 Comparative Anatomy and Biology of  Vertebrates 4


Neuroscience

The Bachelor of Science degree in Neuroscience is for students who wish to pursue a career in which a broad-based knowledge of the structure and function of the nervous system is necessary, including careers in research, education, healthcare or business. It is also intended for those students who seek admission to graduate study in neuroscience or health-related professional schools. In addition to core requirements, students can concentrate in cellular and developmental neuroscience; behavioral and systems neuroscience; or cognitive neuroscience.

Requirements for the Bachelor of Science Degree in Neuroscience
 

  1. The University requirements for bachelor’s degrees as described in the Undergraduate  Education section of this catalog; 120 credits, including general elective credits, are required for the Bachelor of Science degree in Neuroscience.

    The University’s Tier II writing requirement for the Neuroscience major is met by completing Neuroscience 311L.  That course is referenced in item 3. below.

    Students who are enrolled in the College of Natural Science may complete the alternative track to Integrative Studies in Biological and Physical Sciences that is described in item 1. under the heading Graduation Requirements in the College statement. Certain courses referenced in requirement 3. below may be used to satisfy the alternative track.
  2. The  requirements of the College of Natural Science for the Bachelor of Science degree.

    The credits earned in certain courses referenced in requirement 3. below may be counted toward College requirements as appropriate.
  3. The following requirements for the major:
a. One of the following pairs of courses (5 or 6 credits):
(1) CEM 141 General Chemistry 4
CEM 161 Chemistry Laboratory I 1
(2) CEM 151 General and Descriptive Chemistry 4
CEM 161 Chemistry Laboratory I 1
(3) CEM 181H Honors Chemistry I 4
CEM 185H Honors Chemistry Laboratory I 2
(4) LB 171 Principles of Chemistry I 4
LB 171L Introductory Chemistry Laboratory I 1
b. One of the following pairs of courses (6 credits):
(1) CEM 251 Organic Chemistry I 3
CEM 252 Organic Chemistry II 3
(2) CEM 351 Organic Chemistry I 3
CEM 352 Organic Chemistry II 3
c. One of the following pairs of courses (6 or 8 credits):
(1) PHY 231 Introductory Physics I 3
PHY 232 Introductory Physics II 3
(2) PHY 183 Physics for Scientists and Engineers I 4
PHY 184 Physics for Scientists and Engineers II 4
(3) PHY 193H Honors Physics I-Mechanics 4
PHY 294H Honors Physics II-Electromagnetism 4
(4) LB 273 Physics I 4
LB 274 Physics II 4
d. One of the following courses (3 or 4 credits):
MTH 124 Survey of Calculus I 3
MTH 132 Calculus I 3
MTH 152H Honors Calculus I 3
LB 118 Calculus I 4
e. One of the following courses (3 or 4 credits):
STT 201 Statistical Methods 4
STT 231 Statistics for Scientists 3
STT 421 Statistics I 3
f. Both of the following courses (8 credits):
BMB 401 Comprehensive Biochemistry 4
PSY 101 Introductory Psychology 4
g. One of the following groups of courses (8 or 9 credits):
(1) BS 161 Cell and Molecular Biology 3
BS 162 Organismal and Population Biology 3
BS 171 Cell and Molecular Biology Laboratory 2
(2) BS 181H Honors Cell and Molecular Biology 3
BS 182H Honors Organismal and Population Biology 3
BS 191H Honors Cell and Molecular Biology Laboratory 2
(3) LB 144 Biology I: Organismal Biology 4
LB 145 Biology II: Cellular and Molecular Biology 5
h. One of the following groups of courses (4 or 8 credits):
(1) PSL 310 Physiology for Pre-Health Professionals 4
(2) PSL 431 Human Physiology I 4
PSL 432 Human Physiology II 4
i. All of the following courses (8 credits):
NEU 301 Introduction to Neuroscience I 3
NEU 302 Introduction to Neuroscience II 3
NEU 311L Neuroscience Laboratory (W) 2
j. One course from each of the following groups of courses (6 or 7 credits):
(1) PHM 350 Introductory Human Pharmacology 3
PHM 431 Pharmacology of Drug Addiction 3
PHM 480 Special Problems 3
(2) IBIO 341 Fundamental Genetics 4
MMG 409 Eukaryotic Cell Biology 3
k. Complete 15 credits in courses from one of the following concentrations:
Cellular and Developmental Neuroscience
IBIO 341 Fundamental Genetics 4
IBIO 343 Genetics Laboratory 3
IBIO 425 Cells and Development (W) 4
MMG 404 Human Genetics 3
MMG 409 Eukaryotic Cell Biology 3
NEU 416 Development of the Nervous System Through the Lifespan 3
NEU 420 Neurobiology of Disease 3
NEU 425 Computational Modeling in Neuroscience 3
NEU 435 Ion Channels of Excitable Membranes 3
NEU 440 Synaptic Transmission 3
NEU 490 Special Problems in Neuroscience 1 to 3
NEU 492 Special Topics in Neuroscience 1 to 3
PHM 422 Fundamentals of Neuropharmacology 3
PHM 431 Pharmacology of Drug Addiction 3
PHM 480 Special Problems 1 to 3
PLB 400 Introduction to Bioinformatics 3
Microbiology and Molecular Genetics 409, IBIO 341 or PHM 431 may not be used for requirement 3. j. (2) and this concentration. No more than 3 credits each of NEU 490 and NEU 492 may count towards this requirement. Students must have approval from the Neuroscience academic advisor to earn credit in NEU 490, NEU 492, or PHM 480 for this concentration.
Behavioral and Systems Neuroscience
IBIO 313 Animal Behavior 3
IBIO 403 Integrative Neurobiology 3
NEU 416 Development of the Nervous System Through the Lifespan 3
NEU 420 Neurobiology of Disease 3
NEU 425 Computational Modeling in Neuroscience 3
NEU 490 Special Problems in Neuroscience 1 to 3
NEU 492 Special Topics in Neuroscience 1 to 3
PHM 431 Pharmacology of Drug Addiction 3
PHM 480 Special Problems 1 to 3
PSY 209 Brain and Behavior 3
PSY 310 Psychology and Biology of Human Sexuality 3
PSY 402 Sensation and Perception (W) 3
PSY 409 Psychobiology of Behavioral Development (W) 3
PSY 410 Neuroscience of Learning and Memory (W) 3
PSY 411 Hormones and Behavior (W) 3
PSY 413 Laboratory in Behavioral Neuroscience (W) 4
PSY 493 Issues in Psychology (W) 3
Pharmacology and Toxicology 431 may not be used for requirement 3. j. (1) and this concentration. No more than 3 credits each of NEU 490 and NEU 492 may count towards this requirement. Students must have approval from the Neuroscience academic advisor to earn credit in NEU 490, NEU 492, PHM 480, or PSY 493 for this concentration.
Cognitive and Computational Neuroscience
LIN 455 Neurolinguistics 3
LIN 463 Introduction to Cognitive Science 3
NEU 425 Computational Modeling in Neuroscience 3
NEU 490 Special Problems in Neuroscience 1 to 3
NEU 492 Special Topics in Neuroscience 1 to 3
PHL 101 Introduction to Philosophy 3
PHL 462 Philosophy of Mind 3
PSL 429 Biomedical Imaging Methods 3
PSY 200 Cognitive Psychology 3
PSY 209 Brain and Behavior 3
PSY 301 Cognitive Neuroscience 3
PSY 401 Expertise and Skill (W) 3
PSY 402 Sensation and Perception (W) 3
PSY 410 Neuroscience of Learning and Memory (W) 3
PSY 493 Issues in Psychology (W) 3
No more than 3 credits each of NEU 490 and NEU 492 may count towards this requirement. Students must have approval from the Neuroscience academic advisor to earn credit in NEU 490, NEU 492, or PSY 493 for this concentration.

Physical Science - Interdepartmental

The physical science–interdepartmental major, which leads to the Bachelor of Science degree, is designed for persons who want a broad background in both physics and chemistry and to understand the interrelationships between these disciplines. This major is designed primarily for persons who plan to teach physics, chemistry and/or physical science in secondary schools.

Requirements for the Bachelor of Science Degree in  Physical Science–Interdepartmental

  1. The University requirements for bachelor's degrees as described in the Undergraduate Education section of this catalog; 120 credits, including general elective credits, are required for the Bachelor of Science degree in Physical Science–Interdepartmental.

    The University's Tier II writing requirement for the Physical Science—Interdepartmental major is met by completing Science and Mathematics Education 401.  That course is referenced in item 3. a. below.

    Students who are enrolled in the College of Natural Science may complete the alternative track to Integrative Studies in Biological and Physical Sciences that is described in item 1. under the heading Graduation Requirements in the College statement.  Certain courses referenced in requirement 3. below may be used to satisfy the alternative track.
  2. The requirements of the College of Natural Science for the Bachelor of Science degree.

    The credits earned in certain courses referenced in requirement 3. below may be counted toward College requirements as appropriate.
  3. The following requirements for the major:
                   
    a. One of the following courses (4 credits):  
      CEM 141 General Chemistry 4
      CEM 151 General and Descriptive Chemistry 4
    b. One of the following courses (3 credits):  
      CEM 142 General and Inorganic Chemistry 3
      CEM 152 Principles of Chemistry 3
    c. All of the following courses (57 credits):  
      CEM 161 Chemistry Laboratory I 1
      CEM 162 Chemistry Laboratory II 1
      CEM 251 Organic Chemistry I 3
      CEM 252 Organic Chemistry II 3
      CEM 255 Organic Chemistry Laboratory 2
      CEM 262 Quantitative Analysis 3
      CEM 383 Introductory Physical Chemistry I 3
      ISE 401 Science Laboratories for Secondary Schools (W) 4
      MTH 132 Calculus I 3
      MTH 133 Calculus II 4
      MTH 234 Multivariable Calculus 4
      MTH 235 Differential Equations 3
      PHY 183 Physics for Scientists and Engineers I 4
      PHY 184 Physics for Scientists and Engineers II 4
      PHY 191 Physics Laboratory for Scientists, I 1
      PHY 192 Physics Laboratory for Scientists, II 1
      PHY 215 Thermodynamics and Modern Physics 3
      PHY 431 Optics I 3
      PHY 440 Electronics 4
      An approved elective in chemistry or physics 3
    d. One of the following courses (3 or 4 credits):  
      BS 161 Cell and Molecular Biology 3
      ENT 205 Pests, Society and Environment 3
      PLB 105 Plant Biology 3
      PSL 250 Introductory Physiology 4
      ZOL 141 Introductory Human Genetics 3