Natural Science

Natural Science Four-Year Academic Plan

120 credit hours are required for Bachelor of Science degree in Natural Science. The natural science major is designed for students seeking a broad exposure to biological, chemical and physical sciences. Detailed information about can be found in the academic catalog. Students should use Academic Planning on the mySXU portal to schedule courses and track degree progress.

Suggested four year academic plan for the Natural Science major (courses required in the major are in bold)

Please consult with your academic advisor prior to course selection.

Semester 1 Credit Hours
TRANS 100: Transitions 1
FYS 175: First Year Seminar 3
ENGL 120: Rhetoric and Writing 3
BIOL 111: General Biology I 5
MATH 112: College Algebra 3
Semester 2 Credit Hours
PHIL 140: The Examined Life 3
COMM 101: Speech Fundamentals 3
BIOL 112: General Biology II 5
MATH 113: Trigonometry 3
Semester 3 Credit Hours
CHEM 111: General Chemistry I 5
GE History 3
GE Fine Arts or Literature 3
GE Social Science 3
Semester 4 Credit Hours
CHEM 112: General Chemistry II 5
GE Arts/Humanities 3
Elective or a course for a minor 3
BIOL 200/300 level elective 3-5
Semester 5 Credit Hours
CHEM 209: Survey of Organic Chemistry OR 4
CHEM 251: Organic Chemistry I 3
CHEML 251: Organic Chemistry I Lab 2
PHYS 201: General Physics
or
PHYS 211: University Physics I
4-5
CHEM 351: Intro to Research 1
GE Social Science or History 3
Semester 6 Credit Hours
BIOL 200/300 level elective 3-5
CHEM 200/300 level elective 3-5
PHYS 202 or 212: Physics 4-5
CHEM 351: Intro to Research 3
Elective or a course for a minor 3
Semester 7 Credit Hours
CHEM 356: Intro to Senior Seminar 0
BIOL 200/300 level elective 3-5
CHEM 200/300 level elective 3-5
CHEM 352: Intro to Research II 1
Elective or a course for a minor 3
GE Diversity Studies 3
Semester 8 Credit Hours
CHEM 357: Senior Seminar 1
BIOL 200/300 level elective 3-5
CHEM 200/300 level elective 3-5
CHEM 352: Intro to Research II 1
GE Global Studies 3
Elective or a course for a minor 3