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Science with Lab Perspective

Study of the Natural and Physical World

The Science Perspective represents the systematic, organized, and evidence-based empirical study of the natural and physical world.

Approved Courses

  • Select two courses with integrated or accompanying laboratory work from the following. 
  • No more than two courses from the same discipline can be applied to the Sciences Perspective and STEM Perspective requirements combined. 
  • Discipline is defined by the course prefix; courses with different prefixes are considered as different disciplines EXCEPT for BIOL and LIFE, which are considered as being the same discipline. 

NOTE: Some courses may have specific pre-requisites and/or co-requisites or are open only to majors within that discipline.

BIOLOGICAL SCIENCES - Courses with a prefix of BIOL or LIFE (considered as a single discipline)
Students only can receive credit for one of the following introductory biology lecture/lab courses: BIOL.1110/1170L, BIOL.1220/1240L; BIOL.2100/2120L; LIFE.1000/1050L; or LIFE.1010/1030L. In addition, the separate components of these courses cannot be mixed & matched for Science with Lab credit.

CHEMISTRY - Courses with a prefix of CHEM
Students only can receive credit for one of the following freshmen-level chemistry I lecture/lab courses: CHEM.1110/1130L, CHEM.1210/1230L; or CHEM.1350/1230L. In addition, the separate components of these courses cannot be mixed & matched for Science with Lab credit.
Students only can receive credit for one of the following freshmen-level chemistry II lecture/lab courses: CHEM.1120/1140L, CHEM.1220/1240L; or CHEM.1360/1240L. In addition, the separate components of these courses cannot be mixed & matched for Science with Lab credit.

ENVIRONMENTAL, EARTH, and ATOMOSPHERIC SCIENCES - Courses with a prefix of ATMO, ENVI, and GEOL  (considered as separate disciplines)
Students cannot receive credit for both Astronomy with Lab (ENVI.1150/1170L) AND Exploring the Universe with Lab (PHYS.1210/1210L).  Neither can the components of these courses be mixed & matched for Science with Lab credit.

PHYSICS & APPLIED PHYSICS - Courses with a prefix of PHYS
Students cannot receive credit for both Exploring the Universe with Lab (PHYS.1210/1210L) AND Astronomy with Lab (ENVI.1150/1170L).  Neither can the components of these courses be mixed & matched for Science with Lab credit.
Students only can receive credit for one of the following freshmen-level physics I lecture/lab courses: PHYS.1010/1010L; PHYS.1030/1030L, PHYS.1410/1410L; or PHYS.1610/1610L. In addition, the separate components of these courses cannot be mixed & matched for Science with Lab credit.
Students only can receive credit for one of the following freshmen-level physics II lecture/lab courses: PHYS.1040/1040L, PHYS.1440/1440L; or PHYS.1640/1640L. In addition, the separate components of these courses cannot be mixed & matched for Science with Lab credit. 

RADIOLOGICAL SCIENCES - Courses with a prefix of RADI

INTERDISCIPLINARY COURSES* (only can fulfill one breadth of knowledge requirement)
ARTS.1000 Artbotics

ARTS.1050 Tangible Interaction Design

ARTS.1080 Introduction to App Design and Mobile Computing (Also listed as COMP.1080)

COMP.1080 Introduction to App Design and Mobile Computing (Also listed as ARTS.1080) 

EECE.2330 Principles and History of Radio  

HSCI.1010/1030 Human Anatomy and Physiology I + Laboratory 

HSCI.1020/1040 Human Anatomy and Physiology II + Laboratory 

NUTR.2100 Nutrition and Health  

*Only one interdisciplinary course can be credited towards the Science with Accompanying Laboratory requirement.