Undergraduate Catalog - College of Liberal Arts and Sciences - Science and Math Majors | Judson University Christian College


Science and Mathematics Majors

Important Notes for Science and Mathematics Majors:

  • 40% of major requirements must be completed through Judson.
  • At least 18 hours of major requirements must be upper division.
  • Required Major GPA: 2.0
  • Required Resident GPA: 2.0

Specific General Education Requirements for Science and Mathematics Majors:

  • SCM181 Concepts courses (e.g. SCM181C) and Chemistry for Poets (CHM150) are not applicable to the major.
  • Any mathematics course of 3 hours or more will also satisfy the General Education mathematics requirement.
  • Any science laboratory course of 4 hours or more will also satisfy the General Education science requirement.
  • ENG371 is preferred as the general education upper division literature requirement for Environmental Studies majors.
  • THS223 will also satisfy one of the general education Biblical studies requirements for Environmental Studies majors.
  • Biochemistry Major

    Required 68 Hours

    Biochemistry

    Required = 8 Hours

    • BCM358 General Biochemistry I w/lab
    • BCM471 General Biochemistry II w/la

    Chemistry

    Required = 23 Hours

    • CHM153 General Chemistry I w/Lab
    • CHM154 General Chemistry II w/Lab
    • CHM255 Analytical Chemistry w/Lab
    • CHM257 Organic Chemistry I w/Lab
    • CHM258 Organic Chemistry II w/Lab

    Biology

    Required = 20 Hours

    • BIO171 Principles of Biology w/Lab
    • Choose four of the following:
      • BIO371 Microbiology w/Lab
      • BIO372 Cell Biology w/Lab
      • BIO373 Human Anatomy and Physiology I w/Lab
      • BIO374 Human Anatomy/Physiology II w/Lab
      • BIO378 Human Genetics w/Lab

    Physics

    Required = 8 Hours

    • PHY237 General Physics I w/Lab
    • PHY238 General Physics II w/Lab

    Mathematics

    Required = 6-8 Hours

    • Two mathematics courses 211 or higher

    SCM Seminars

    Required = 3 Hour

    • SCM219 Sophomore Science Seminar
    • SCM319 Junior Science Seminar
    • SCM419 Senior Science Seminar

    Biology

    Required = 60-62 Hours

    Biology

    Required = 32 Hours

    • BIO171 Principles of Biology w/Lab
    • BIO172 Principles of Zoology w/Lab
      • OR BIO177 Environmental Science w/lab
    • BIO376 Evolutionary Theory w/Lab
    • BIO379 Ecology w/Lab
    • BIO380 Genetic Analysis w/Lab
    • BIO or BCM Biology or Biochemistry Electives or SAP*** approved courses through an academic partner such as AuSable or Morton Arboretum.

    Chemistry

    Required = 18 Hours

    • CHM153 General Chemistry I w/lab
    • CHM154 General Chemistry II w/lab
    • CHM257 Organic Chemistry I w/lab
    • CHM258 Organic Chemistry II w/lab

    Mathematics

    Required = 7-9 Hours

    • MAT211 Functions and Calculus I
      • OR MAT215 Calculus w/Analytic Geometry I
    • MAT311 Probability and Statistics

    SCM Seminars

    Required = 3 Hour

    • SCM219 Sophomore Science Seminar
    • SCM319 Junior Science Seminar
    • SCM419 Senior Science Seminar

    Chemistry Major

    Required = 57 Hours

    Chemistry

    Required = 32 Hours

    • CHM153 General Chemistry I w/Lab (4)
    • CHM154 General Chemistry II w/Lab (4)
    • CHM255 Analytical Chemistry w/Lab (5)
    • CHM257 Organic Chemistry I w/lab (5)
    • CHM258 Organic Chemistry II w/lab (5)
    • CHM355 Physical Chemistry I (3)
    • CHM356 Physical Chemistry II (3)
    • Suggested electives:
      • BCM358 General Biochemistry I w/Lab (4)
      • BCM471 General Biochemistry II w/lab (4)
      • CHM188-488 Directed research (1-3)
      • CHM290-490 Readings in Chemistry (1-3)

    Biology

    Required = 8 Hours

    Including BIO171 and either BIO172,177 or SAP3***

    • BIO171 Principles of Biology w/Lab (4)
    • BIO172 Principles of Zoology w/Lab (4)
    • BIO177 Environmental Science w/Lab (4)
    • SAP3*** Approved Course through through an academic partner such as AuSable Institute or Morton Arboretum

    Mathematics

    Required = 6-8 Hours

    • Two mathematics courses 211 or higher (6-8)

    Physics

    Required = 8 Hours

    • PHY237 General Physics I w/lab(4)
    • PHY238 General Physics II w/lab(4)

    SCM Seminar

    Required = 3 Hour

    • SCM219 Sophomore Science Seminar(1)
    • SCM319 Junior Science Seminar(1)
    • SCM419 Senior Science Seminar(1)

    Environmental Science Major

    Required = Hours

    Ecology

    Required = 20 Hours

    • BIO177 Environmental Science w/Lab
    • BIO320 Conservation Biology w/Lab
    • BIO379 Ecology w/Lab
      • Choose 8 additional hours of upper-level ecology/environmental science courses from this list:
        • BIO350 Ornithology w/Lab
        • BIO479 Wildlife Ecology and Management w/Lab
        • SAP3** Advisor approved course(s) from AuSable Institute of Environmental Studies, Shedd Aquarium, Morton Arboretum, etc.

    Biology

    Required = 12 Hours

    • BIO171 Principles of Biology w/Lab
    • BIO376 Evolutionary Theory w/Lab
    • BIO380 Genetic Analysis w/Lab

    Chemistry

    Required = 13 Hours

    • CHM153 General Chemistry I w/Lab
    • CHM154 General Chemistry II w/Lab
    • CHM255 Analytical Chemistry w/Lab
      • Also Recommended: CHM257 & 258 Organic Chemistry I & II w/Lab

    Mathematics

    Required = 7-9 Hours

    • MAT211 Functions and Calculus I
      • OR MAT215 Calculus w/Analytic Geometry I
    • MAT311 Probability and Statistics w/Lab
      • Recommended course in addition to requirements: MAT318 Linear Algebra

    GIS

    Required = 3 Hours

    • BIO291 Geographic Information Systems

    Earth Science

    Required = 4 Hours

    • PHS241 Earth Science I w/Lab

    SCM Seminars

    Required = 3 Hour

    • SCM219 Sophomore Science Seminar
    • SCM319 Junior Science Seminar
    • SCM419 Senior Science Seminar

    Business

    Required = 3 Hours

    • BUS382 Environmental Law and Regulation

    Biblical Perspective

    Required = 3 Hours

    • THS223 Environmental Theology (may also met gen ed requirement)

    Mathematics Major

    Required = 45 Hours

    Mathematics

    Required = 32 Hours

    • Including MAT311, 312, 316, 318 and MAT492

    Biology/Chemistry/Physics

    Required = 8 Hours

    Choose one of the following sequences for a total of 8 hours:

    Biology Sequence - Complete BIO171 and either 172, 177 or SAP***

    • BIO171 Principles of Biology w/Lab
    • BIO172 Principles of Zoology w/Lab
    • BIO177 Environmental Science w/Lab
    • SAP3*** Approved Course through an academic partner such as AuSable Institute or Morton Arboretum

    Chemistry Sequence - Complete CHM153 & CHM154

    • CHM153 General Chemistry I w/Lab
    • CHM154 General Chemistry II w/Lab

    Physics Sequence - Complete PHY237 & PHY238

    • PHY237 General Physics I w/Lab
    • PHY238 General Physics II w/Lab

    Computer Language

    Required = 3 Hours

    Choose a programming class such as one of the following:

    • ITS224 Programming Languages
    • ITS225 Application Development Using C#
    • ITS310 Systems Analysis and Design

    Science and Math Electives

    Required = 2 Hours

    • CHM150 and/or SCM181 concepts courses are not applicable.

    Natural Sciences

    Required = 45-47 Hours

    Biology/Chemistry/Physics

    Required = 16 Hours

    Choose two of the following sequences for a total of 16 hours

    Biology Sequence - complete two of the following:

    • BIO171 Principles of Biology w/Lab
    • BIO172 Principles of Zoology w/Lab
    • BIO177 Environmental Science w/Lab

    Chemistry Sequence - complete CHM153 and CHM154

    • CHM153 General Chemistry I w/Lab
    • CHM154 General Chemistry II w/Lab

    Physics Sequence - Complete PHY237 and PHY238

    • PHY237 General Physics I w/Lab
    • PHY238 General Physics II w/Lab

    Mathematics

    Required = 6 -8 Hours

    • Two math courses 211 or higher

    SCM Seminars

    Required = 3 Hour

    • SCM219 Sophomore Science Seminar
    • SCM319 Junior Science Seminar
    • SCM419 Senior Science Seminar

    Science and Math Electives

    Required = 20 Hours

    • At least 16 of the 20 elective hours must be upper division

     

     

     



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