Science Minor

SCIENCE MINOR16 HOURS

Complete sixteen (16) hours of Science electives.

Choose from any 4-hour science course with a lab, including the following:
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    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
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    Observational basics of movements in the sky, history of modern astronomy, the solar system, the Sun, other stars, the Milky Way, other galaxies, the Universe and cosmogony. Required telescope viewing events will be weather-dependent. Weekly laboratory activity.
    Prerequisite: None Lab fee: $25
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    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
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    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
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    Brief review of ecology, biological chemistry, cellular structure and function, structure and physiological function of body systems, reproduction and development, genetics and disease. Weekly laboratory activity. Designed to meet the General Education requirement for science. Recommended: Completion of high school biology Lab
    fee: $25
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    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
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    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
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    Introduction to human anatomy and physiology, including standard terminology, chemistry, the cell, the integumentary system, the skeletal system, the muscular system, the nervous system, the sensory organs and the excretory system. Laboratory application of lecture materials through videos, virtual computer applications, histology slides, and human models. Weekly laboratory activity. Registration limited to Intercultural Ministry/Nursing students, Pre-Nursing students, or permission of the instructor.
    Prerequisite: None Lab fee: $25
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    Continued study of human anatomy and physiology, including the structure and function of the gastrointestinal system, cardiovascular system, lymphatic/immune system, respiratory system, endocrine system, reproductive system, genetics, embryology and the excretory system. Laboratory application of lecture materials through videos, virtual computer applications, histology slides, and human models. Registration limited to Intercultural Ministry/Nursing students, Pre-Nursing students, or permission of the instructor.
    Prerequisite: SI231 with a grade of C or above. Lab fee: $25
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    This course discusses the structure, reactions, properties and naming of classes of simple organic compounds from hydrocarbons to the more complex biological compounds. Laboratory application of lecture materials through virtual chemistry laboratory.
    Prerequisite: SI160 or completion of high school chemistry with a grade of C or above. Lab fee: $100

For help with declaring a minor or certification, please contact the University Registrar’s Office. Students changing majors, may consider using coursework from the previous major toward one of these programs. Guidelines for minors and certifications may be found in the Academics section of the Traditional Undergraduate Catalog, under “Additional Program Options.”

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