2020-2021 College Catalog 
    Jul 23, 2024  
2020-2021 College Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Science Minor

Upon completion of the Science minor, the student will be able to:

  1. integrate and apply knowledge and experience from chemistry, mathematics, physics, biology and other disciplines using analytical thinking skills, information tools and computer applications to interpret data and answer questions;
  2. understand the basic facts, principles, theories, methodologies and processes of science and be able to explain the difference between scientific and other ways of knowing;
  3. employ the methods used by scientists to explore natural phenomena including observation, hypothesis development, measurement and data collection, evaluation of evidence and analysis of data utilizing safe practices related to laboratory and field work;
  4. demonstrate respectful communication and collaboration within groups to function cooperatively in a team setting;
  5. locate, evaluate and synthesize information on scientific topics and develop effective written and oral communication skills, including the ability to compose summaries, develop research papers or persuasive essays, and present the results of their own scientific investigations; and
  6. successfully pursue their career objectives in advanced education in professional and/or graduate schools, in a scientific career in government or industry, in a teaching career in the school system, or in a related career following graduation.

Required Courses

Electives: 6-8 Credits

(Two ASTR, BIOL, CHEM, ENVS, GEOL, MATH, NASC, PHYS courses at the 300-400 Level) 6-8 Credits

Total Credits for the Minor: 21-25 Credits