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Natural Sciences

The B.S. in Natural Sciences program at Georgian Court University is designed for prospective teachers who have a passion for science.

This interdisciplinary program exposes you to biology, chemistry, physics, earth science, mathematics, and computer science so you’ll have the broad background necessary to excel at teaching. Plenty of opportunities for hands-on learning will engage you in the program and prepare you to teach young minds about science.

To earn this degree, you must successfully complete at least 120 credits, including your General Education requirements and the major requirements below.

Major Sequence

A minimum of 38 credits in the natural sciences, plus courses in related areas, is required for the B.S. in Natural Sciences degree. The required science courses are:

Natural Sciences Courses
BI109Environmental Biology4
BI111Life: Human Biology4
CH113General Chemistry I4
CH151Chemistry for the Health Sciences4
or CH114 General Chemistry II
PH111Physics in Everyday Life I4
or PH115 College Physics I
PH112Physics in Everyday Life II4
or PH116 College Physics II
CH211Chemistry of the Elements3
SC405Earth Science4
Group I
Select one of the following:3-4
BI305
Biological Interactions: Ecology
BI310
Ecology & Health
BI324
Botany
BI325
Invertebrate Zoology
Group II
Select one of the following:4
PH334
Astronomy & Cosmology
PH337
Physics of Meteorology
SC393
Coastal Geomorphology
SC433
Oceanography
Related Courses
Group III
Select one of the following:3
MA103
Introduction to Statistical Thinking
BI203
Experimental Design & Statistics
MA331
Probability & Statistics I
Group IV 1
Select two of the following:6-8
MA109
College Algebra
MA110
Precalculus
MA115
Calculus I
MA116
Calculus II
CS111
Foundations Of Computer Science
CS123
Computer Programming I
MA209
Linear Algebra
MA210
Discrete Mathematics
Total Credits47-50
1

The first math course to be taken from group IV will be determined by the student’s score on the mathematics placement test. The choice of the other math course from group IV should be made based on the recommendation of the academic advisor.

A student must earn a GPA of 2.5 or better after completing 24 of the required credits to continue the program.



For more information on program requirements, consult the Undergraduate Catalog.

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