The Physical Science concentration begins with two semesters each of calculus, chemistry, and physics, plus a semester of biological science. Students then complete the major by earning two minors selected from Biochemistry, Chemistry, Computer Science, Geology, Mathematics, Statistics, or Physics. Completion of the double minor gives an unusual breadth in the physical sciences. Recent graduates have pursued careers in the sciences. Others use this background as a basis for graduate work and research or for entry into medical or veterinary professional programs.

Effective Fall 2015

Freshman
AUCCCredits
CHEM 111General Chemistry I (GT-SC2)3A4
CHEM 112General Chemistry Lab I (GT-SC1)3A1
CO 150College Composition (GT-CO2)1A3
Select one pair of courses from the following: 8
Group A:
  
Calculus for Biological Scientists I (GT-MA1)1B 
Calculus for Biological Scientists II (GT-MA1)1B 
Group B:
  
Calculus for Physical Scientists I (GT-MA1)1B 
Calculus for Physical Scientists II (GT-MA1)1B 
Minor1 9
Social and Behavioral Sciences3C3
Electives 3
 Total Credits 31
Sophomore
 
CHEM 113General Chemistry II 3
CHEM 114General Chemistry Lab II 1
PH 141Physics for Scientists and Engineers I (GT-SC1)3A5
PH 142Physics for Scientists and Engineers II (GT-SC1)3A5
STAT 301Introduction to Statistical Methods 3
Minor1 8
Electives 3
 Total Credits 28
Junior
 
Select four credits from the following:  4
Group A:
  
Basic Concepts of Plant Life (GT-SC2)3A 
Basic Concepts of Plant Life Laboratory (GT-SC1)3A 
Group B:
  
Principles of Animal Biology (GT-SC2)3A 
Animal Biology Laboratory (GT-SC1)3A 
Group C:
  
Principles of Plant Biology (GT-SC1)3A 
Group D:
  
Attributes of Living Systems (GT-SC1)3A 
Advanced Writing23
Arts and Humanities3B3
Global and Cultural Awareness3E3
Historical Perspectives3D3
Minor1, 2, 3, 4 15
 Total Credits 31
Senior
 
Arts and Humanities3B3
Building Foundations/Perspectives24B3
Capstone Course34C3
Using Competencies44A3
Minor1, 2, 3, 4 12
Electives5 6
 Total Credits 30
 Program Total Credits: 120
1

Declare and complete two minors from the following list: Biochemistry, Chemistry, Computer Science, Geology, Mathematics, Physics, Statistics, Applied Statistics.

2

Complete a 3 credit course satisfying AUCC category 4B that is offered within a major that is the same as one of the minors that will be completed.

3

Complete a 3 credit course satisfying AUCC category 4C that is offered within a major that is the same as one of the minors that will be completed.

4

Complete a 3 credit course satisfying AUCC category 4A that is offered within a major that is the same as one of the minors that will be completed.

5

Select enough elective credits to bring the program total to a minimum of 120 credits, of which at least 42 must be upper-division (300- and 400-level).

Freshman
Semester 1CriticalRecommendedAUCCCredits
CO 150College Composition (GT-CO2)  1A3
Select one course from the following:   4
Calculus for Biological Scientists I (GT-MA1) X1B 
Calculus for Physical Scientists I (GT-MA1) X1B 
Social and Behavioral Sciences  3C3
Minor Requirement Courses   6
MATH 117, MATH 118 may be necessary for some students to fulfill pre-calculus requirements.X   
 Total Credits   16
Semester 2CriticalRecommendedAUCCCredits
CHEM 111General Chemistry I (GT-SC2)  3A4
CHEM 112General Chemistry Lab I (GT-SC1)  3A1
Select one course from the following:   4
Calculus for Biological Scientists II (GT-MA1) X1B 
Calculus for Physical Scientists II (GT-MA1) X1B 
Elective   3
Minor Requirement Course   3
MATH 124, MATH 125, MATH 126 may be necessary for some students to fulfill pre-calculus requirements. X   
 Total Credits   15
Sophomore
Semester 3CriticalRecommendedAUCCCredits
CHEM 113General Chemistry II   3
CHEM 114General Chemistry Lab II   1
PH 141Physics for Scientists and Engineers I (GT-SC1)X 3A5
Elective   3
Minor Requirement Courses   4
MATH 155 or MATH 160 must be completed by the end of Semester 3.X   
 Total Credits   16
Semester 4CriticalRecommendedAUCCCredits
PH 142Physics for Scientists and Engineers II (GT-SC1)  3A5
STAT 301Introduction to Statistical Methods   3
Minor Requirement Courses   4
 Total Credits   12
Junior
Semester 5CriticalRecommendedAUCCCredits
Advanced Writing  23
Arts and Humanities  3B3
Global and Cultural Awareness  3E3
Minor Requirement Courses   6
 Total Credits   15
Semester 6CriticalRecommendedAUCCCredits
Select one group from the following:   4
Group A:
    
Basic Concepts of Plant Life (GT-SC2)  3A 
Basic Concepts of Plant Life Laboratory (GT-SC1)  3A 
Group B:
    
Principles of Animal Biology (GT-SC2)  3A 
Animal Biology Laboratory (GT-SC1)  3A 
Group C:
    
Principles of Plant Biology (GT-SC1)  3A 
Group D:
    
Attributes of Living Systems (GT-SC1)  3A 
Historical Perspectives  3D3
Minor Requirement Courses   9
 Total Credits   16
Senior
Semester 7CriticalRecommendedAUCCCredits
Arts and Humanities  3B3
Building Foundations/Perspectives  4B3
Elective   3
Minor Requirement Courses   6
 Total Credits   15
Semester 8CriticalRecommendedAUCCCredits
Capstone CourseX 4C3
Using CompetenciesX 4A3
ElectiveX  3
Minor Requirement CoursesX  6
The benchmark courses for the 8th semester are the remaining courses in the entire program of study.X   
 Total Credits   15
 Program Total Credits:   120