Foundation IV

Natural Science (6 hours, must include one laboratory course)

IVA. Biological Science (3 hours minimum)

Biological sciences involve the study of living organisms, including their origin, composition, function (molecular, cellular, and organismal) diversity, classification, ecology, evolution, and behavior. Life forms studied by biologists include Eukarya (animals, plants, fungi, and protists), Bacteria, Archaea, and viruses.

  • BIO 101 Biotechnology: Coming of Age in the 21st Century (3)
  • BIO 113 Animal Diversity (4) LAB
  • BIO 114 Principles of Biology (4) LAB
  • BIO/MBI 115 Biological Concepts: Ecology, Evolution, Genetics, and Diversity (4) LAB
  • BIO/MBI 116 Biological Concepts: Structure, Function, Cellular, and Molecular Biology (4) LAB
  • BIO 121 Environmental Biology (3)
  • BIO 126 Evolution: Just a Theory? (3)
  • BIO 131 Plants, Humanity, and Environment (3)
  • BIO 155 Field Botany (3) LAB
  • BIO 161 Principles of Human Physiology (4) LAB
  • BIO 171 Human Anatomy and Physiology (4) LAB
  • BIO 176 Ecology of North America (3)
  • BIO 181 Medicinal and Therapeutic Plants (3)
  • BIO 191 Plant Biology (4) LAB
  • MBI 111 Microorganisms and Human Diseases (3)
  • MBI 121 The Microbial World (3)
  • MBI 123 Experimenting with Microbes (1) LAB
  • MBI 131 Community Health Perspectives (2)
  • MBI 143 Parasitology and Mycology Labs (1) LAB
  • MBI 161 Elementary Medical Microbiology (4) LAB

IVB. Physical Science (3 hours minimum)

Physical Science comprise the disciplines that study the nature of energy and the inorganic world. It is traditionally subdivided into four general areas: chemistry, physics, astronomy, and earth sciences.

  • CHM 111 Chemistry in Modern Society (3)
  • CHM 111L Chemistry in Modern Society Laboratory (1) LAB
  • CHM 121 Introduction to Forensic Science (4)
  • CHM 131 Chemistry of Life Processes (4) LAB
  • CHM 141, 144 College Chemistry/College Chemistry Laboratory (3,2) LAB
  • CHM 141R, 144 College Chemistry/College Chemistry Laboratory (4,2) MPF
  • CHM 144M College Chemistry Laboratory for Majors (2)
  • EDT 181, 182 Physical Science (4, 4) LAB
  • EDT 182 Physical Science (4)
  • GEO 121 Earth's Physical Environment (4) LAB
  • GEO 122 Geographic Perspectives on the Environment (3)
  • GLG 111 The Dynamic Earth (3) H
  • GLG 115L Understanding the Earth (1) LAB
  • GLG 121 Environmental Geology (3)
  • GLG 141 Geology of U.S. National Parks (3)
  • PHY 101 Physics and Society (3)
  • PHY 103 Concepts in Physics Laboratory (1) LAB
  • PHY 111 Astronomy and Space Physics (3) H
  • PHY 118 Introduction to Atmospheric Science (3)
  • PHY 121 Energy and Environment (3)
  • PHY 131 Physics for Music (3)
  • PHY 141 Physics in Sports (3)
  • PHY 161, 162 College Physics (4,4) LAB
  • PHY 191, 192 The Physical World (5,5) LAB