This major is for students who are interested in understanding what holds our physical world together. Physics concerns the general study of matter and energy, while chemistry focuses on the properties of matter that give rise to elemental molecules. Students will learn the fundamentals while obtaining the valuable skills of critical writing, critical reading, and critical thinking as well as computational analysis and independent thinking.
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What makes this major unique?
All students in this major will take advanced Calculus and courses on research methods, while having the ability to focus on Physics or Chemistry. This major is appropriate for students who are interested in further study and research careers or careers as scientists.
A. REQUIRED CORE: 13 credits
English: 6 credits
Mathematical and Quantitative Reasoning: 3 credits
Life & Physical Sciences: 4 credits
B. FLEXIBLE CORE: 20 Credits
Select one course from each of the five flexible core categories AND one additional course from any flexible core category. Note: Students can select only two courses from any one discipline.
Students are advised to select one Urban Study course to complete college requirement.
To complete the degree requirements from the Flexible Core, students are advised to select courses from the recommended course selections listed in the program handbook.
|First Year Seminar in Natural Sciences: 2 Credits
|NSF101 First Year Seminar
|Math/Science: 22 Credits
|MAT201 Calculus I
|MAT202 Calculus II
|SCC202 General Chemistry II
|SCC251 Organic Chemistry I
|SCC252 Organic Chemistry II
|Capstone Course: 3 Credits
|SCP 211 Research Methods in Physical Sciences
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