Natural Sciences (NATS)

Subject Number Title Hours Catalog Description General Education Category
NATS 101 Physical World 4 hours. A multi-disciplinary course that relates biological and chemical systems to the physical sciences. The epistemology, history, and philosophy of science; exploring the phenomena of sound and light; the physical earth; earth's place in the universe. Prerequisite(s): High school algebra and trigonometry.  Natural World - With Lab course.
NATS 102 Chemical World 4 hours. A multi-disciplinary course that relates biological and physical systems to chemistry. The sociology of science; chemical composition and change; the chemistry of life; chemistry and society. Credit is not given for NATS 102 if the student has credit for CHEM 100. Prerequisite(s): High school algebra and trigonometry.  Natural World - With Lab course.
NATS 103 Biological World 4 hours. A multi-disciplinary course that relates physical and chemical systems to biology. Systems and the movement of matter, energy, and information; cells and organisms; unity within diversity of life; genetics; evolution. Credit is not given for NATS 103 if the student has credit for BIOS 100. Prerequisite(s): High school algebra and trigonometry.  Natural World - With Lab course.
NATS 104 Project-Based Seminar in Natural Science 1 hour. Students select and design a multi-disciplinary investigation that results in the presentation and exhibition of the project. Prerequisite(s): Student must have passed at least two of the following: NATS 101, NATS 102, NATS 103, or the equivalent and must be concurrently registered in NATS 101 or NATS 102 or NATS 103.