Laboratory Science/Mathematics/Statistics/Computing

Curricular Outcome: Ability to think and function as a scientist

College of Science students will complement critical thinking and analytical abilities gained within their major area of study by completing a two-course sequence and related laboratory experience in a science outside of their major. Students are also required to develop proficiency and knowledge in the areas of mathematics, statistics, and computer science.

Laboratory Science

College of Science students must take a minimum of a one-year sequence of laboratory science.

List of Approved Lab Science Courses


College of Science students must take a minimum of a one-year sequence of single variable calculus. The following courses are acceptable: MA 16100 (Plane Analytic Geometry and Calculus I) (5 cr.) and MA 16200 (Plane Analytic Geometry and Calculus II) (5 cr.); or MA 16500 (Analytic Geometry and Calculus I) (4 cr.) and MA 16600 (Analytic Geometry and Calculus II) (4 cr.); or an approved two-course mathematics sequence for a particular major.


College of Science students must take a statistics course from an approved list. Please check specific department and/or major requirements as there may be departmental restrictions on which courses are allowed. The following courses and their equivalents may be acceptable: STAT 30100 (Elementary Statistical Methods) (3 cr.); STAT 35000 (Introduction to Statistics) (3 cr.); STAT 50300 ( Statistical Methods for Biology) (3 cr.); STAT 51100 (Statistical Methods) (3 cr.); STAT 35500 (Statistics for Data Science) (3 cr.).


Students must take a course in computing concepts taught using an interpreted or compiled programming language. Course content will include basic control structures and function calls. To fulfill this requirement one of the following courses must be completed: CS 15800 (C Programming) (3 cr.); CS 15900 (Programming Applications for Engineers) (3 cr.); CS 17700 (Programming With Multimedia Objects) (4 cr.); CS 18000 (Programming I) (4 cr.); CS 19000 (3 cr.) (Introduction to Computational Thinking) (Fall 07, Spring 08, Fall 08)  ECE 495 (Intro to Computer Systems) (3 cr.), ENGR 14200 (Honors Creativity and Inovation ain Engineering Design II) (3 credits), STAT 29000 (Introduction To Big Data Analysis) (3 cr.), ENGR 16200 - Honors Introduction To Innovation And The Physical Science Of Engineering Design II - 4 credits.

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