Natural Sciences Minor

NSM PEAK

13 credits

Minor Requirements

A total of at least 13 credits to include at least one lab course and the following:

Math Course

Complete one Math course numbered MAT-120 or higher (3-4 credits).

Physical Sciences

Complete at least 3 credits from the following:
CHE-125Elementary Chemistry

3 credits

CHE-125LElementary Chemistry Lab

1 credit

CHE-141General Chemistry I

3 credits

CHE-141LGeneral Chemistry Laboratory I

1 credit

GEO-101Physical Geology

3 credits

GEO-101LPhysical Geology Lab

1 credit

GEO-150Physical Geography

3 credits

ENV-161Environmental Systems Science

3 credits

ENV-161LEnvironmental Systems Science Lab

1 credit

PHY-100The Universe

3 credits

PHY-231General Physics I

3 credits

PHY-231LGeneral Physics I Lab

1 credit

Life Sciences

Complete at least 3 credits from the following:
BIO-102Biology of Human Disease

3 credits

BIO-102LBiology of Human Disease Lab

1 credit

BIO-109Biology of Reproduction

3 credits

BIO-129Murder, Medicine and Magic

3 credits

BIO-140Idaho Natural History

3 credits

BIO-140LIdaho Natural History Lab

1 credit

BIO-145Drugs, Brains and Behavior

3 credits

- 

BIO-201Molecules to Cells

3 credits

BIO-201LMolecules to Cells Lab

1 credit

-or

BIO-210LMolecules to Cells Research-Based Lab

1 credit

- 

HHP106Introduction to Human Anatomy and Physiology

3 credits

HHP106LIntroduction to Human Anatomy and Physiology Laboratory

1 credit

Science and Knowledge, Culture, or Society Relationships

Complete at least 1 course from the following:
ENG-239Visions of Environment

3 credits

HIS-351History of Science

3 credits

PHI-202Bioethics

3 credits

PHI-210Human Nature and the Scientific Worldview

3 credits

PHI-340Environmental Philosophy

3 credits

REL-348Religion and Science

3 credits

 

Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this minor, students will be able to:


1) Demonstrate the appropriate use of mathematical and computational problem-solving techniques;
2) Apply scientific reasoning to develop and test scientific questions; and
3) Explore the roles of scientific and mathematical inquiry and knowledge in society.