The Minor in Natural Sciences enables students to gain an understanding in several scientific areas and have a more comprehensive appreciation of the natural sciences by taking courses in at least three different science disciplines. It offers prospective elementary and middle school teachers, as well as majors in other fields such as communications, business and computer science, a program that will familiarize them with the most important ideas and problems in the sciences. The minor also meets the requirements for a supplemental credential for prospective elementary teachers and prepares candidates for the CSET subtests for the Foundational Level General Science Credential.
Lower-Division Courses (9-11 units)
Students choose at least three units from each category listed below. The selection must include an asterisk (*) course from Life Science and a second asterisk (*) course from either Physical Sciences or Earth/Astronomical Sciences. (Note that with the exception of GEOL 102, BIOL 102 and PHYS 102, all asterisk courses have either a required prerequisite or corequisite.)