Math/Science Combined Concentration

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Concentration

*10 hours of overlap with General Education core (Mathematics, Science, and General Education electives). Total Program Hours = 128

  • An introduction to statistics in the behavioral sciences and everyday life. Conceptual and mathematical understanding of statistics. Descriptive and inferential statistics are explored through simple statistical computations and more complex analysis. Students become more aware consumers of statistics through critical analysis of statistical findings.
    Offered: Fall Prerequisite: None
  • Survey of geology and oceanography, including the natural environment, its forces, and physical phenomena seen on the planet. Weekly laboratory activity. Recommended: Completion of high school biology or chemistry Lab
    fee: $25
  • Basic concepts of physics, chemistry, and astronomy. Logical and philosophical development of the concepts and their application to the understanding of the physical universe. Laboratory application of scientific method and measurement in scientific investigation. Recommended: Completion of high school algebra or chemistry Lab
    fee: $25
  • Rational expressions, systems of linear equations and inequalities, radicals and exponents, quadric functions, conic sections, and exponential functions. Students must have foundational knowledge of linear equations and polynomials.
    Prerequisite: SI096 or ACT Math score of 19 or higher
  • Major concepts of biology, emphasizing cell structure and function, heredity, plant and animal organization, taxonomy, and ecology. Weekly laboratory activity. Recommended: Completion of high school biology Lab
    fee: $25
  • Pre-calculus algebra, including equations and inequalities, functions and graphs, polynomial and rational functions, exponential and logarithmic functions, conic sections, sequences, series, and probability.
    Prerequisite: SI131 or ACT Math score of 22 or higher
  • Basic concepts of chemistry including the scientific method, metric system, structure of atoms, the periodic table, chemical bonds, mole concept, chemical calculations, states of matter, gas laws, solutions, acids, bases and salts, oxidation/reduction reactions, reaction rates, chemical equilibrium, and nuclear chemistry. Weekly laboratory activity. Recommended: Completion of high school algebra or chemistry with a grade of C or above Lab
    fee: $25
  • Fundamental principles and processes of the physical world, using algebra, geometry, and trigonometry. Introduction and application of mechanics, gases, liquids and solids, heat, vibrations and waves, light, electricity and magnetism. Weekly laboratory activity.
    Prerequisite: SI131 Recommended: Completion of high school algebra. Lab fee: $25
  • The concept of limits and the development of the derivative, including basic techniques of differentiation and an introduction to integration, with applications including rates of change, optimization problems, and curve sketching using a variety of functions (polynomial, rational, exponential, logarithmic, etc.).
    Prerequisite: SI152 or ACT Math score of 24 or higher
  • Axiomatic development of Euclidean and non-Euclidean geometric concepts.
    Prerequisite: SI152 or ACT Math score of 24 or higher
  • Discrete (as opposed to continuous) mathematical topics, including modular arithmetic, logic, algorithms, graph theory, and related concepts.
    Prerequisite: SI131 or ACT Math score of 24 or higher
  • Strategies and techniques, including the use of technology, for teaching science in a constructivist format while providing for student’s individual differences. Weekly laboratory activity.
    Offered: Fall Prerequisite: TE203
  • 40 clock-hour field experience corequisite for TE428.
    Offered: Fall Corequisite: TE428

MATH & SCIENCE COMBINED CONCENTRATION 42 HOURS

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