Core Area D

Core Area D: Natural Sciences, Math, and Technology

Core Area D is satisfied by students completing 8 semester hours from the science list and 4 semester hours from the Mathematics list.


8 semester hours

CHEM 1211KChemical Principles I4
CHEM 1212KChemical Principles II4
CHEM 1310General Chemistry4
BIOL 1220Biology of Sex & Death4
BIOL 1510Biological Principles4
BIOL 1520Intro to Organismal Biol4
EAS 1600Intro-Environmental Sci4
EAS 1601Habitable Planet4
EAS 2600Earth Processes4
PHYS 2211Intro Physics I4
PHYS 2212Intro Physics II4


4-6 semester hours

All students with majors in the Colleges of Architecture, Engineering, and Science

MATH 1551Differential Calculus2
MATH 1553Intro to Linear Algebra2

All students with majors in the College of Computing

MATH 1551Differential Calculus2
MATH 1554Linear Algebra4

All other majors1

Select one of the following:

MATH 1711Finite Mathematics4
or MATH 1551
MATH 1553
Differential Calculus
and Intro to Linear Algebra

Honors versions of the above courses are also accepted.


In the case of a degree (major) that is jointly offered and the Colleges' requirements in this area are different, the student must complete the course that is specified in the curriculum for the degree, regardless of which college is the declared "home" of the student. This area of the Core Curriculum is driven by the requirements of the specific degree program, not by the general requirements of the College, if a degree is jointly offered.