Natural Sciences Division

Natural sciences courses help students to develop critical thinking and life skills in order to be able to meet goals, manage time, and complete projects successfully.

Learning Outcomes:

  1. Apply problem solving skills and utilize the scientific method.
  2. Recognize natural systems and processes in relation to the surrounding world.
Distribution of Courses (2 Courses/6 Credit Hours):
Course Code Course Name Credit Hours
BIOL 101

Prerequisite: None

This course is an introduction to the fundamentals of biology. It includes cell structure, chemistry and function, adaptation, and ecology.

3
CHEM 101

Prerequisite: None

This course introduces the fundamentals of chemistry including atomic and molecular structure, thermo-chemical changes, and conservation of energy.

3
GEOL 101

Prerequisite: None

This course provides an introduction to the dynamics of the earth –volcanoes, earthquakes, plate tectonics, rivers and streams, groundwater, glaciers, waves, wind, and landslides –with an emphasis on the environment applications of these processes. This course also covers tools of the geologist, for example maps and aerial photographs.

3
PHYS 101

Prerequisite: None

This course covers the principles of mechanics, heat, electricity, magnetism, optics, and atomic and nuclear physics.

3