Department of Chemistry and Physics

General Ed Classes for Non-Science/Math Majors

The Department recommends the following General-Education courses for those seeking degrees outside the fields of Sciences or Math.

  • CHE 110: The Chemical World – 3 credit hours
    • Fundamental concepts of chemistry, with emphasis on a better understanding of the natural world and the choices citizens must make in a technological society. May not count toward major or minor in chemistry. Lecture 2 hours, laboratory 2 hours.
  • PHY 110: The Physical World – 3 credit hours
    • Fundamental concepts of mechanics, heat, electricity, and light. Emphasis on methods, history, and theory of science. For non-science majors. Lecture 2 hours, laboratory 2 hours.
  • PHY 105: Astronomy – 3 credit hours
    • Fundamental concepts of descriptive astronomy from the history of astronomical science to the general view of modern astronomy. Includes the general description of: the structure of the universe, the structure of the solar system and astronomical properties of the earth, stars and their properties, and galaxies. Laboratory includes telescopic sky observations to accompany the lecture. Lecture 3 hours, laboratory 1 hours.