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2021-2022 Course Catalog

Required for the interdisciplinary major in natural sciences in a primary discipline and secondary discipline

  1. Introductory requirement: An introductory sequence in physics and two additional introductory sequences chosen from those in biology, chemistry, and geosciences so that sequences in both the primary and the secondary disciplines are included. The introductory sequences are:


  • BIOL 130: Integrative Biology: Cells to Organisms
  • BIOL 150: Integrative Biology: Organisms to Ecosystems
  • BIOL 170: Integrative Biology: Experimental Design and Statistics


  • CHEM 115: Principles of Chemistry: Structure and Reactivity
  • CHEM 116: Principles of Chemistry: Energetics and Dynamics


  • GEOS 110: Introductory Geology
  • GEOS 210: History of the Earth and Life


  • PHYS 151: Principles of Physics II
  • PHYS 260: Principles of Modern Physics

or, with the permission of both the primary and the secondary departments:

  • PHYS 141: Principles of Physics I
  • PHYS 151: Principles of Physics II
  1. Intermediate/advanced requirement: At least ten six-unit courses in the sciences (biology, chemistry, geosciences, physics) numbered 200 or above, with at least five in the primary discipline and at least three in the secondary discipline. More specific course and/or laboratory requirements may apply in specific departments.
  2. Participation in a Senior Experience as defined by the department of the primary discipline.