Students must satisfactorily complete at least six (6) credit hours of approved coursework in the Natural Sciences with at least one course taken in Physical Sciences and at least one course taken in Life Sciences.
A course in the Life Sciences will:
- Be an introductory course that presents (or has as a prerequisite a college course that presents) the fundamentals of biological science, including genetics/speciation/evolution, growth/differentiation, metabolism/bio-energetics, and ecology/ethology.
- Emphasize scientific methodology by involving the student in making observations, evaluating data, and solving problems.
The course may be required for majors in the life sciences or a course designed for non-specialists. Courses should engage students with the relationship of life science to human and environmental issues, with courses for non-science majors including a greater focus on evaluating and using scientific evidence for decision making.