Integrated Natural Science (major)

Students who have a broad interest in mathematics and the natural sciences find the Integrated Natural Sciences major a great fit with many possible career paths after graduation. Integrated Natural Sciences could be considered a “design your own major” in science and mathematics, providing options for students who want a combination of biology, chemistry and mathematics courses for interdisciplinary careers. This major requires intermediate courses in biology, chemistry and mathematics and provides an opportunity to take a wide array of intermediate/advanced elective options within biology, chemistry, environmental science and/or mathematics.

Within the major, students learn to communicate effectively about scientific phenomena, analyze quantitative and qualitative data, and apply frameworks from various fields of natural science. Students work to solve problems through scientific investigation with accuracy and safety and to work as professionals within the scientific community.

Integrated Natural Science Major Beginning
Take one of the following: 2-4
College Algebra
and Trigonometry
Trigonometry
and Functions & Modeling
Calculus 1
CH-213
213L
Chemistry of Bioorganic Molecules
and Chemistry of Bioorganic Molecules Lab
4
CH-221
221L
Organic Chemistry 1
and Organic Chemistry 1 - Lab
4
Integrated Natural Science Major Intermediate
Take one of the following:4
Biology of Plants
Biology of Animals
and Biology of Animals Lab
Natural History of North America
CH-234
234L
Analytical Chemistry/Quantitative Analys
and Analytical Chem-Quant Analysis Lab
4
MT-256Probability and Statistics4
Take a 200-level course from BI, CH, ENV, or MT3
PH-231Algebra-Based Physics I4
or PH-241 Calculus-Based Physics 1
Integrated Natural Science Major Advanced
BI/CH 374BI Assessment in Effective Citizenship1
INTERN-383Internship Seminar2
CH-414Chemistry Professional Portfolio0
Take 6 upper level electives at the 300 or 400 level from BI, CH, ENV, or MT22