You will learn about the workings of the physical universe, the functions of numerical data and the solving of problems through mathematical and statistical computations, as well as the application of the scientific method in laboratory and experimental work. Choose a minimum of 11 credits in at least two different scientific disciplines and one laboratory science course.
|CGS BIO 141x||Heredity||
Principles of heredity with applications to plant, animal and human inheritance; current advances in genetics and their bearing on the life sciences.
|CGS BIO 190x||Introduction to Environmental Sciences||
Principles underlying the proper management of our resources: water, soils, minerals, forests, wildlife and human. This meets the statutory requirement for Conservation of Natural Resources required for State certification for teachers of science and social sciences. Ideal for non-science majors. Students will purchase a textbook for $45 within the course.
|CGS CHE 124x||Applied Chemistry & Society (Lab Science)||
A course for non-science majors that covers basic chemistry concepts in a social context. May include explorations of how chemistry impacts the environment, public health, energy policies, and other contemporary social issues. Consists of lectures and laboratories and may also include discussions and demonstrations. Not a suitable prerequisite for higher-level Chemistry courses or pre-professional programs. A student may not earn more than four credits by taking CHE 121, CHE 123 and CHE 124.
|CGS GEO 125x||Physical Geography (Lab Science)||
The geography of Earth’s physical characteristics, including weather and climate, climate types, water, soils, Earth materials, landforms, and Earth resources; study of the processes and interactions creating Earth’s physical geographic patterns. Two or four hours of lab per week. May not be taken for credit by students who have had GEO 120, GEO 123 or GEO 124.
|CGS HES 209x||Nutrition & Weight Control||
This course will examine the basic principles of nutrition, digestion, and metabolism and the effects of these principles on one’s diet, weight, fitness level, and overall health. The functions, requirements, and applications of nutrients and nutritional needs throughout the life cycle will be studied. The course will also include the basic knowledge and application of nutrient recommendations, dietary guidelines, and interrelationships of foods. It will also examine the issues of alternative nutrition, food safety, and eating disorders. The course will include personal diet assessment and development of personal health goals.
|CGS MAT 215x||Elementary Statistics||
The primary aim of the course is a basic understanding and use of statistical concepts and methods to facilitate study and research in other disciplines. Includes measures of central tendency, measures of variability, grouped data, the normal distribution, central limit theorem, hypothesis testing, estimation, T-distribution and chi square test.
Note: Math Placement Level 30 or higher, or a grade of C or better in CGS MAT 102x, CGS MAT 105x, or CGS MAT 116x.