Santa Clara University

Combined Sciences program

Combined Science Major Requirements

Natural Science Frameworks

  • BIOL 21, BIOL 22 and BIOL 24; BIOL 23(L&L) or BIOL 25(L&L)
  • CHEM 11, CHEM 12(L&L), CHEM 13(L&L), CHEM 31(L&L), and CHEM 32(L&L)
  • MATH 11 and MATH 12
  • PHYS 11 and PHYS 12(L&L) and PHYS 13(L&L) OR PHYS 31 and PHYS 32 (with 32L) and PHYS 33 (with 33L)
  • ENVS 11 or ENVS 12 or CHEM 1 (Choose one)

Social Science Frameworks

  • PSYC 1 or PSYC 2 or PSYC 150 or SOCI 127
  • SOCI 1 or POLI 1
  • ANTH 3 or POLI 2

Population Studies

  • BIOL 187 or ECON 101 or SOCI 138 ( ANTH 172 or PSYC 196 can be substituted)

Organizations at Work


  • SOCI 148 or SOCI 149 or SOCI 165 or SOCI 172

Upper-Division Course Electives*


  • 3 upper-division Social Science or Natural Science courses
  • 2 upper-division Natural Science courses

*Each student completes the Combined Sciences major with a carefully chosen selection of upper-division courses (minimum of 2 from Natural Sciences), with the approval of the Combined Sciences Director.

Combined Science Major Checksheets



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