Santa Clara University

Natural Science

COURSES: All students must complete at least one laboratory science course as part of their Core Curriculum.

Some of the courses listed below have prerequisites; see the Undergraduate Bulletin listings for detailed information on prerequisites. Normally, students not majoring in science-related disciplines do not take science courses with prerequisites.

ARTS AND SCIENCES: B.A. students must take one of the LABORATORY SCIENCE classes listed below and either a second Natural Science class (either lab or non-lab) or a second Math class.

B.S. students in a social science must take one of the LABORATORY SCIENCE classes listed below and a second Natural Science class (either lab or non-lab).

B.S. students in a natural science satisfy this requirement with courses required for their majors.

MATH and CSCI students fulfill their LABORATORY SCIENCE requirement with Physics 32.

BUSINESS students must take one of the LABORATORY SCIENCE classes listed below.

ENGINEERING students satisfy this requirement with courses required for their majors.

LABORATORY SCIENCE

Anthropology

1 Introduction to Physical Anthropology
2 Introduction to Archaeology

Biology

3 Fitness Physiology
4 Light and Life
5 Endangered Ecosystems
6 The Oceans
19 Biology for Teachers

Chemistry

1 Chemistry and the Environment
5 Chemistry: An Experimental Science
11 General Chemistry I
19 Chemistry for Teachers

Dance

4 The Physics of Dance

Environmental Studies

11 Introduction to Environmental Science
13 Soil, Water & Air
20 Waterways

Physics

1 Hands-on Physics
2 Introduction to Astronomy: the Solar System
3 Introduction to Astronomy: the Universe
4 The Physics of Dance

Psychology

65 Foundations of Behavioral Neuroscience (NOTE: Psychology 65 and 165 cannot both be taken for Natural Science Credit)

The quarterly Schedule of Classes provides a comprehensive list of those courses offered in a particular quarter that meet this requirement.

(NON-LABORATORY) NATURAL SCIENCE

Anthropology

130 Primate Behavioral Ecology
132 Human Evolution
133 Human Nutrition and Culture
134 Health, Disease, and Culture
135 Human Development and Sexuality
136 Forensic Anthropology
142 Environmental Archaeology

Biology

2 Human Health/Human Disease
9 Cancer
14 The Heart and Its Challenges
19 Biology for Teachers
21 Introduction to Physiology
28 Human Sexuality
109 Genetics and Society
144 Natural History of Baja

Chemistry

2 Chemistry and the Modern World

Environmental Studies

2 Energy and the Environment
10 Joy of Garbage
11 Introduction to Environmental Science
141 Environmental Biology in the Tropics
144 Natural History of Baja

Physics

8 Introduction to Space Science
9 Introduction to Earth Science
11 General Physics I
12 General Physics II
13 General Physics III
19 General Physics for Teachers
31 Physics for Scientists and Engineers I
32 Physics for Scientists and Engineers II
33 Physics for Scientists and Engineers III

Psychology

165 Physiological Psychology (NOTE: Psychology 65 and 165 cannot both be taken for
Natural Science Credit)

Public Health Science

1   Human Health and Disease
21 Health and Aging
28 Human Sexuality

CourseAvail lists courses offered in a particular quarter that meet this requirement.

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