General Science Minor

General Science Minor 30 Total Credits

Select 12 credits from one area and 6 credits from each of the remaining three areas:
Biology 6-12 cr. hrs.
BIOL 150 General Biology 3 cr.
BIOL 210 General Botany 3 cr.
BIOL 230 General Zoology 3 cr.
BIOL 253 Human Biology 3 cr.
Chemistry 6-12 cr. hrs.
CHEM 101 Elementary Principles of Chemistry 3 cr.
CHEM 200 Chemistry and the Environment 3 cr.
CHEM 220 Chemistry of Life 3 cr.
CHEM 230 General Organic Chemistry 3 cr.
Geology 6-12 cr. hrs.
GEOL 101 Introductory Geology 3 cr.
GEOL 102 Introductory Geology Lab 1 cr.
GEOL 150 Historical Geology 4 cr.
GEOL 202 Oceanography 3 cr.
GEOL 269 Environmental Geology 2 cr.
GEOL 305 Geology of the Planets 2 cr.
GEOL 330 Meteorology 2 cr.
Physics 6-12 cr. hrs.
PHYS 114 Conceptual Physics 3 cr.
PHYS 117 Introductory Astronomy 3 cr.
PHYS 220 The Science of Light 4 cr.
PHYS 318 Astrophysics 3 cr.
PHYS 321 The Science of Sound 2 cr.

Science, General

Interdisciplinary Program

123 Centennial Science Hall
715-425-3560

Eileen Korenic–Coordinator

General Science Minor for Elementary Science Teachers

Up to two of these courses may be double counted in the General Education program, depending on your specific course of study. When planning your course selection, be sure to consider the prerequisites for upper level courses. Higher level courses may be substitute on a case-by-case basis; contact the coordinator.


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