Science & Math Course Requirements

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Science and Math requirements help create a well-rounded liberal arts education. HC science courses are designed for non-science majors, and focus on understanding the scientific process, and how scientific reasoning interacts with political, social, and economic forces. If you have declared a major or a minor in a natural science, then you may be exempt from specific science requirements, or you may fulfill requirements through the routine completion of your major or minor.

HC Science

You must take one HC Science course, either lab or non-lab, unless you have declared one of the majors or minors listed below. HC science courses are taught within the honors college.

  • HC 207H Honors College Lab Science
  • HC 209H Honors College Non-Lab Science

Exempt Majors: biology, marine biology, biochemistry, chemistry, geology, physics, computer and information science, general science, psychology, human physiology, environmental science, environmental studies

Exempt Minors: biology, biochemistry, chemistry, computer and information science, geological sciences, physics, psychology. Note: Computer information technology (CIT), a minor in CIS, is not exempt

Math and Quantitative Reasoning

You must complete one course (4 credits) of quantitative reasoning from among the below options. Courses are taught in their individual departments, not through the Clark Honors College.

• Math 105 and above
• CIS 105: Explorations in Computing
• CIS 110: Fluency with Information Technology
• CIS 111: Introduction to Web Programming
• CIS 115: Multimedia Web Programming
• CIS 122: Introduction to Programming and Problem Solving
• Any CIS course above CIS 122

• OBA 330: Business Statistics
• PPPM 413: Quantitative Methods
• PSY 302: Statistical Methods in Psychology
• PSY 412: Applied Data Analysis
• SOC 312: Quantitative Methods in Sociology
• SOC 412: Sociological Research Methods
• SOC 413: Advanced Sociological Research Methods

This requirement can be fulfilled with transfer, AP, or IB credits - learn more about math and quantitative reasoning transfer course equivalencies. See the Office of the Registrar for minimum test score requirements. Note that AP/IB scores may only be used to fulfill up to a maximum of 24 university credit hours.

Two Additional Courses

Choose two additional math or science courses that have been pre-approved by CHC. These include courses taught across the university, from anthropology to psychology, and architecture to physics.

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You may be able to fulfill one or both courses through transfer, AP, or IB credits - learn more about science and math transfer course equivalencies. See the Office of the Registrar for minimum test score requirements. Note that AP/IB scores may only be used to fulfill up to a maximum of 24 university credit hours.

Science and Math Courses