Minor in Natural Science (NTSAL)
This interdepartmental minor in Natural Science is designed for nonscience students who wish to gain a better appreciation for science and the scientific method. The courses required in the minor include 3 to 4 credits of general education science designed for nonscience students, 3 to 4 credits of mathematical science, 8 to 9 credits of life or physical science, including some laboratory work, and 6 credits of 400-level science courses. Certain combinations of courses are disallowed (as listed in the curriculum description), and higher-level courses are generally accepted as substitutes for lower-level courses if both are offered by the same department. Any substitutes for laboratory courses must also be laboratory courses. Advising for students in this minor will be available through the Eberly College of Science Academic Advising Center and approval of curriculum exceptions will be through the faculty committee and professor in charge of the program.
A grade of C or better is required for all courses in the minor.
Scheduling Recommendation by Semester Standing given like (Sem: 1-2)
REQUIREMENTS FOR THE MINOR: 20-23 credits
PRESCRIBED COURSE (1 credit)
ADDITIONAL COURSES (14-17 credits)
SUPPORTING COURSES AND RELATED AREAS (5 credits)
 A student may not use credit for BI SC 001 GN(3) or BI SC 002 GN(3) along with credit for BIOL 011 GN(3) and BIOL 012 GN(1), or BIOL 110 GN(4); CHEM 001 GN(3) or CHEM 003 GN(3) along with credit for CHEM 110 GN(3) and CHEM 111 GN(1) or CHEM 112 GN(3) and CHEM 113 GN(1); PHYS 001 GN(3) along with credit for PHYS 250 GN(4) or PHYS 251 GN(4); MICRB 106 GN(3) and MICRB 107 GN(1) along with credit for MICRB 201(3) and MICRB 202(2).
Contact:Dr. Richard C. Bell
Associate Professor of Chemistry
Mathematics and Natural Sciences
Office: 104 Science Building