Division of Mathematics & Sciences
The Division recommends the following General-Education courses for those seeking degrees outside the fields of Sciences or Math.
- BIO 110. BIOLOGY AND HUMAN CONCERNS. 3 credit hours
- A practical examination of biological phenomena relevant to humans in their daily existence.
- BIO 123. FOUNDATIONS OF ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCE. 3 credits
- Biological and physical environmental problems, focusing on toxicology; human population growth; water, soil, and air pollution; land use; sustainable design; introduced and endangered species; preservation of wetland ecosystems; and careers in environmental science.
- 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.
- MAT 103. QUANTITATIVE REASONING. 3 credit hours
- Numerical, visual, verbal, and symbolic aspects of quantitative reasoning with emphasis on interpretation of quantitative information, basic logic, set theory, probability, statistics and real world problems.
- MAT 115. BASIC PROBABILITY AND STATISTICS. – 3 credit hours
- Statistical communications, organization, and analysis of data, counting techniques, elementary probability theory, and probability distributions specifically the binomial and standard normal.
- 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.