Great Issues Requirement:
List of Approved Courses
College of Science Great Issues course addresses the impact of Science
on society and the ramifications of scientific advances. The Great
Issues Requirement can be met by completing the College of Science
Great Issues in Science course or another course from the approved
NOTE: Courses which have been taken to meet the Great Issues requirement may not also be used to meet a student’s Culture/Diversity or General Education requirement.
of Approved Courses
requirement can be met by completing one of the following options:
1. An additional
major or minor.
2. An approved course,
pre-approved research project, pre-approved internship or an entrepreneurship
program project. To gain approval a research, internship or project
must involve a multidisciplinary approach to examining a problem
or issue, preferably involving multidisciplinary teams at the junior
level or above. Students may choose a course from one of the following
two approved course lists.
Cos Multidisciplinary Courses
Core Science, Technology and Society (STS) Approved Courses
(NOTE: STAT 113 will not count for PHYS majors )
General Education Course Search: Search
for a General Education Course
NOTE: Courses which have been taken to meet the General Education requirement may not also be used to meet a student’s Culture/Diversity or Great Issues requirement.
Outcome: Demonstrated breadth
of knowledge and cultural appreciation . College of Science
students will gain insights in the Humanities, Social Sciences,
and/or Management to deepen their awareness of other disciplines
of thought which complements and informs their scientific understanding
of the world. The General Education requirement is met through completion
of three courses (9 credits total) that have been approved to meet
requirement. Students are encouraged to speak with their academic
advisors about course options that may allow them to further an
interest or develop a new one while meeting this important requirement.
The General Education list
below contains approved courses effective as of Janaury, 2015*.
Students may use only ONE course (3 credits) from
the following subjects: AGEC, MGMT, OBHR, ECON, or ENTR
to meet their general education requirement. Approved courses may
be used in any combination to satisfy the General Education requirement. Presence
of a course on the list does not guarantee that the course will
be available during all terms.
Special Note: some courses
on the list share the same course subject and number, however, they
have different or variable titles. Only those titles listed are
approved. Consult with your advisor if you have a question
about the suitability of a course.
College of Science students
are invited to nominate courses for the general education requirement.
Please submit course suggestions to your academic advisor.
Education Elective List
Courses which MAY NOT
be used to meet the General Education requirement
Independent research courses
will not be approved to meet the General Education requirement.
Courses cross-listed with a course in the College of Science or
any course which has a laboratory or studio component are also not
approved. In addition to the aforementioned restriction, the following
courses are specifically excluded:
(Principles of Logic)
(Advanced Symbolic Logic)
(Introduction to Statistics in Psychology)
(Use of Computers in Psychology)
- Statistical Analysis for Experiments
(Statistical Methods Applied to Psychology, Education, and Sociology)
(Mathematics Essential for Quantitative Psychology)
(Introduction to Methods of Social Research)
COM 11400 (Fundamentals
other than ENTR 20000 and ENTR 20100
Foreign Language and Culture
Course Search: Search
for a Culture/Diversity Course or CoS L&C catalog
Students can also use 3Culture option to meet this requirement
NOTE: Courses which have been taken to meet the Culture requirement may not also be used to meet a student’s General Education or Great Issues requirement.
Interesting Free Electives
FS 470 - Wine Appreciation
Honors College course offerings: HONR
PHYS 500+ Electives ( Spring Offerings , Fall Offerings )