Natural and physical sciences include the study of all living and non-living matter and energy encountered upon and within the earth, planets and stars. Studying the natural and physical sciences improves students’ understanding of biological, chemical and physical principles, and the methods of scientific inquiry. As a basis for life-long learning, students should understand the vocabulary of science and realize that while a set of principles has been developed through the work of previous scientists, ongoing scientific inquiry and new knowledge will bring changes in the ways scientists view the world.
By studying the natural and physical sciences, students will:
Formulate approaches to problem solving that are based on the scientific method.
Apply scientific principles in demonstrating their understanding of natural phenomena.
Students must earn a minimum of three credits from the following list of courses in order to meet the general education requirement for associate degree programs.