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Physical Sciences


AST 1002 - Introduction to Astronomy

  • "This course includes topics on the solar system, stars, galaxies, and cosmology. Basic mathematical skills in arithmetic are utilized."


CHM 1020 - Introduction to Chemistry

  • "A course designed to provide the non-science major with an introduction to the basic concepts of chemistry with an emphasis on the impact of chemistry on modern society. Laboratories will be embedded in the course to complement class material. Students will benefit from having taken high school algebra or completion of developmental mathematics with a grade of 'C' or higher prior to enrolling in this course."

CHM 1032 - Principles of General Chemistry

  • "A course designed primarily for students who are entering the allied health fields. Includes the fundamental laws and theories of inorganic chemistry and an introduction to carbon chemistry. The applications of chemistry to health related fields will be stressed."

CHM 1045 - General Chemistry I

  • "Course content includes atomic theory, nomenclature, chemical bonding, molecular geometry, reaction stoichiometry, behavior of gases, and thermochemistry." 

CHM 1046 - General Chemistry II

  • "Topics include kinetics, acids and bases, equilibrium, thermodynamics, and electrochemistry."

CHM 2210 - Organic Chemistry I

  • "Topics include structure and bonding, nomenclature, functional groups, thermochemistry, kinetics, and a mechanistic approach to organic reactions. Alkanes, alkenes, alkynes, alkyl halides, and alcohols will be discussed." 

CHM 2211 - Organic Chemistry II

  • "Topics include radical reactions conjugated alkenes, aromaticity, electrophilic and nucleophilic aromatic substitution, carbonyl chemistry, aldehydes, ketones, carboxylic acids, acid derivatives, enols, aldol condensations, and amines."

Earth and Space

ESC 1000 - Earth and Space Science

  • "This course acquaints students with the study of the earth sciences at an introductory level. It includes a study of geology, oceanography, meteorology, and astronomy."


PHY 1020 - Introduction to Physics

  • "This course is an introduction to classical physics involving a study of motion, fundamental forces, conservation laws of energy and momentum, light waves, electricity and magnetism. Some of the history of physics will be included in addition to brief biographies of a select group of leading classical physicists. An exposure to the philosophy of science and the scientific method forms an essential component of this course."

PHY 1053 - General Physics I

  • "This course is primarily designed for biological and health science majors, or others not majoring in the physical sciences. The concepts discussed are mechanics, waves, and heat."

PHY 1054 - General Physics II

  • "A continuation of PHY 1053. Electricity, magnetism, waves, optics, and modern topics of physics are the areas of study."

PHY 2048 - Physics I with Calculus

  • "An introduction to physics utilizing the fundamentals of differential and integral calculus, with an emphasis on theory. The area of study include mechanics, heat, and wave motion."

PHY 2049 - Physics II with Calculus

  • "A continuation of PHY 2048, including the areas of sound, light, charged particle motion in electric and magnetic fields, circuits, magnetism, and nuclear physics."