To Prospective Science Majors
A student who is thinking of a major in one of the natural sciences should consider electing two science courses in the first semester. Several natural science departments require work outside the department in order to complete the major. For example, a major in biology requires Chemistry 108/109 or 125, and 244; a major in chemistry requires Math 121 or 126/127 and Physics 113/114; a major in earth science recommends Chemistry 108/109 or 125, Physics 113/114, and calculus; some physics courses have math prerequisites. Not all introductory courses in the natural sciences have laboratory components; consult the course descriptions in the catalogue. Your first semester should also include at least one course outside the Natural Sciences division.