COURSE OFFERINGS IN THE GENERAL SCIENCE PROGRAM
All courses in the major are selected from existing courses in the contributing departments (biological sciences, chemistry, computer & information sciences, mathematics, and physics), and conform to the rigorous standards of those disciplines. For an explanation of degree course requirements, please navigated to the "The Program" page.
BIRU 1403 - Introductory Biology I (3-hour lecture) (3 credits)
Chemistry of life; cellular metabolism; genetics and evolution; biology of bacteria, algae, fungi and plants. Corequisite: BIRU 1413.
BIRU 1404 - Introductory Biology II (3-hour lecture) (3 credits)
Anatomy, physiology, development, behavior and ecology of representatives of major animal phyla. Corequisite: BIRU 1414.
BIRU 1413 - Introductory Biology Lab I (4-hour lab) (2 credits)
A laboratory course designed to illustrate topics discussed in BIRU 1403. Corequisite: BIRU 1403. Lab fee.
BIRU 1414 - Introductory Biology Lab II (4-hour lab) (2 credits)
A laboratory course designed to illustrate topics discussed in BIRU 1404. Corequisite: BIRU 1404. Lab fee.
CHRU 1311 – General Chemistry I Recitation (0 credits)
Part of General Chemistry I (CHRU 1321). Weekly review of topics covered in lecture.
CHRU 1312 – General Chemistry II Recitation (0 credits)
Part of General Chemistry II (CHRU 1322). Weekly review of topics covered in lecture.
CHRU 1321 - General Chemistry I (3-hour lecture and 1-hour recitation) (4 credits)
A course covering the fundamental laws and theories of chemistry including chemical equations, atomic structure, gas laws and chemical bonding. Corequisite: CHRU 1311 (FCRH only), 1331.
CHRU 1322 - General Chemistry II (3-hour lecture and 1-hour recitation) (4 credits)
A continuation of CHRU 1321, including kinetics, equilibrium, elementary thermodynamics and electrochemistry. Prerequisite: CHRU 1321; corequisite:CHRU 1312, 1332.
CHRU 1331 - General Chemistry Lab I (4-hour laboratory) (2 credits)
A series of experiments selected to illustrate the topics covered in CHRU 1321. Corequisite: CHRU 1321. Lab fee.
CHRU 1332 - General Chemistry Lab 11 (4-hour laboratory) (2 credits)
A selection of experiments designed to correspond to the material covered in CHRU 1322. An abbreviated qualitative analysis is also included. Prerequisites:CHRU 1321, 1331; corequisite: CHRU 1322. Lab fee.
CSRU 1145 - Computers for Scientists (3 credits)
Basic topics in computer science and application of computer software in the natural and life sciences. Workings of a computer system, spreadsheets and statistical analysis will be covered, including laboratory assignments.
CSRU 1400 - Discrete Structures (4 credits)
This course covers basic materials in discrete structure and algorithms which are used in computing science, information technology, and telecommunications. Topics include sets, permutation/combinations, functions/relations/graphs, sum/limit/partition, logic and induction, recursion/recurrence relation, system if equations and matrices, graphs/digraphs/networks, searching and sorting algorithms, database structure and data analysis. Practical examples of applications will be shown and programming will be used to reinforce understanding of the concepts.
CSRU 1600 - Computer Science I (3 credits)
An introduction to computer problem-solving methods, algorithm development, and computing concepts using a high-level programming language. Emphasis will be placed on program design, coding, debugging, and documentation of programs. This course together with CSRU 1100: Structures of Computer Science, serve as the introductory courses for both the computer science and the information science major.
CSRU 1610 - Computer Science I Lab (1 credit)
A series of programming and laboratory assignments to reinforce the materials learned in CSRU 1600.
MTRU 1203 - Applied Calculus I (3 credits)
This is an elementary course in calculus intended primarily for nonscience majors; can be substituted for MTRU 1206 with the program director’s approval.
Derivatives of polynomial, rational, exponential, and logarithmic functions, curve sketching, optimization problems, definite integrals.
MTRU 1204 - Applied Calculus II (3 credits)
Topics include derivatives of trigonometric functions, methods of integration and applications, calculus of functions of several variables, Lagrange multipliers.
Prerequisite: MTRU/LU 1203 or equivalent.
MTRU 1206 - Calculus I (4 credits)
Functions, limits, continuity, Intermediate Value Theorem, derivatives and applications, antiderivatives, Riemann sums, definite integrals, the Fundamental Theorem of Calculus.
MTRU 1207 - Calculus II (4 credits)
Definite integrals, area, volume, work, techniques of integration, inverse functions, logarithmic and exponential functions, Taylor polynomials.
Prerequisite: MTRU/LU 1206 or equivalent.
PYRU 1501 - General Physics I (3 credits)
An introductory course in physics on the non-calculus level. A study of the basic laws of classical and modern physics, including mechanics, heat, sound, electricity and magnetism.
PYRU 1502 - General Physics II (3 credits)
Continuation of PYRU 1501.
PYRU 1511 - Physics I Laboratory (1 credit)
Measurements in mechanics, heat, waves, electricity and magnetism, optics and atomic and nuclear physics. Lab fee.
PYRU 1512 - Physics II Laboratory (1 credit)
Continuation of PYRU 1511. Lab fee.
PYRU 1701 - Physics I (3 credits)
Introductory course for students who have completed one year of college calculus (MT 1206 -1207 or equivalent). A study of mechanics, thermodynamics, electricity and magnetism, optics and atomic physics.
PYRU 1702 - Physics II (3 credits)
Continuation of PYRU 1701.
For a selection of upper-level science electives having either BIRU 1403-1404, CHRU 1321-1322, or PYRU 1701-1702 (1501-1502) as prerequisites, please click on the links below to the course offerings web pages of the...