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Natural Sciences Major Requirements

Natural Sciences Major

(60 credits)

The objective of the major in natural sciences is to allow pre-professional students to make their selection of courses based on the requirements of the professional school. A major in natural sciences (divisional major) consists of 60 credits taken in the division of natural sciences that meet the educational objectives of the student.
  • 32 of these credits must be at the 200-level or above (courses serving the core curriculum may not be used to satisfy this specific requirement).
  • 20 of the required 60 credits must be in one discipline.
  • A natural sciences divisional major may elect a minor in mathematics or computer science, provided the courses used to satisfy the minor do not also count toward the divisional major. A minimum of 20 credits must be taken in addition to those used to satisfy the requirements of the first major.
  • A natural sciences divisional major may not pursue any other major or minor (other than those described above) within the natural sciences division.

The program of study is subject to the approval of the student’s academic advisor and the associate dean of the natural sciences division.

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