Undergraduate Catalog - Science and Math Majors | Judson University Christian College

Science and Mathematics Majors

IMPORTANT NOTES:

  1. 40% of major requirements must be completed at Judson
  2. At least 18 hours of major requirements must be upper division, except for Computer Science, which must have at least 23 upper division hours

Biochemistry Major

GEN EDS REQUIRED BY MAJOR (NON-DEGREE STUDENTS):

  • Any Mathematics course of 3 hours or more (fulfills Gen Ed Mathematics Requirement)
  • Any Science course (with Lab) of 4 hours or more (fulfills Gen Ed Science Requirement)
  • SCM319 Junior Science Seminar (fulfills Gen Ed GEN301 Requirement)
BIOCHEMISTRY    Required = 2 courses, 8 hours
 BCM358General Biochemistry I w/Lab(4) 
 BCM471General Biochemistry II w/Lab(4) 
CHEMISTRY    Required = 5 courses, 23 hours
 CHM153General Chemistry I w/Lab(4) 
 CHM154General Chemistry II w/Lab(4) 
 CHM255Analytical Chemistry w/Lab(5) 
 CHM257Organic Chemistry I w/Lab(5) 
 CHM258Organic Chemistry II w/Lab(5) 
BIOLOGY    Required = 5 courses, 20 hours
 BIO171Principles of Biology w/Lab(4) 
 Choose four of the following courses:
 BIO273Anatomy and Physiology I w/Lab(4) 
 BIO274Anatomy and Physiology II w/Lab(4) 
 BIO371Microbiology w/Lab(5) 
 BIO372Cell Biology w/Lab(4) 
 BIO378Human Genetics w/Lab(4) 
 BIO380Genetic Analysis w/Lab(4) 
 BIO480Developmental Biology w/Lab(5) 
PHYSICS    Required = 2 courses, 8 hours
 PHY237General Physics I w/Lab(4) 
 PHY238General Physics II w/Lab(4) 
MATHEMATICS    Required = 2 courses, 6-10 hours
 MAT***MAT211 or Higher(3-5) 
 MAT***MAT211 or Higher(3-5) 
SCM SEMINARS    Required = 3 courses, 3 hours
 SCM219Sophomore Science Seminar(1) 
 SCM319Junior Science Seminar(1) 
 SCM419Senior Science Seminar(1) 

 

Biology Major

GEN EDS REQUIRED BY MAJOR (NON-DEGREE STUDENTS):

  • Any Mathematics course of 3 hours or more (fulfills Gen Ed Mathematics Requirement)
  • Any Science course (with Lab) of 4 hours or more (fulfills Gen Ed Science Requirement)
  • SCM319 Junior Science Seminar (fulfills Gen Ed GEN301 Requirement)
BIOLOGY CORE    Required = 4 courses, 16 hours
 BIO171Principles of Biology w/Lab(4) 
 BIO172Principles of Organismal Biology w/Lab(4) 
 - OR -BIO177         Environmental Biology w/Lab(4) 
 BIO376Evolutionary Theory w/Lab(4) 
 BIO380Genetic Analysis w/Lab(4) 
FIELD BIOLOGY    Required = 1 course, 4 hours
 Choose an upper-level Field Biology course:
 BIO379Ecology w/Lab(4) 
 SAP3**/4**Dpt-approved course: Shedd Aquarium, Morton Arboretum, Au Sable Instittute of Environmental Studies, etc.(4) 
BIOLOGY ELECTIVES    Required = 12 hours
 Choose 12 hours of electives from the following:
 BIO3**/4**Biology Elective(4) 
 BCM3**/4**Biochemistry Elective(4) 
 SAP3**/4**Dpt-approved course: Shedd Aquarium, Morton Arboretum, Au Sable Instittute of Environmental Studies, etc.(3-4) 
CHEMISTRY    Required = 4 courses, 18 hours
 CHM153General Chemistry I w/Lab(4) 
 CHM154General Chemistry II w/Lab(4) 
 CHM257Organic Chemistry I w/Lab(5) 
 CHM258Organic Chemistry II w/Lab(5) 
MATHEMATICS    Required = 2 courses, 7-8 hours
 MAT211Functions and Calculus I(5) 
 - OR -MAT215         Calculus w/Analytic Geometry I(3) 
 MAT311Probability and Statistics w/Lab(4) 
SCM SEMINARS    Required = 3 courses, 3 hours
 SCM219Sophomore Science Seminar(1) 
 SCM319Junior Science Seminar(1) 
 SCM419Senior Science Seminar(1) 

Chemistry Major

GEN EDS REQUIRED BY MAJOR (NON-DEGREE STUDENTS):

  • Any Mathematics course of 3 hours or more (fulfills Gen Ed Mathematics Requirement)
  • Any Science course (with Lab) of 4 hours or more (fulfills Gen Ed Science Requirement)
  • SCM319 Junior Science Seminar (fulfills Gen Ed GEN301 Requirement)
CHEMISTRY CORE    Required = 7 courses, 29 hours
 CHM153General Chemistry I w/Lab(4) 
 CHM154General Chemistry II w/Lab(4) 
 CHM255Analytical Chemistry w/Lab(5) 
 CHM257Organic Chemistry I w/Lab(5) 
 CHM258Organic Chemsitry II w/Lab(5) 
 CHM355Physical Chemistry I(3) 
 CHM356Physical Chemistry II(3) 
CHEMISTRY ELECTIVE    Required = 3 hours
 Choose 3 hours of electives from the following:
 BCM358General Biochemistry I w/Lab(4) 
 BCM471General Biochemistry II w/Lab(4) 
 CHM*88Directed Research in Chemistry(1-3) 
 CHM290/490Readings in Chemistry(1-3) 
 BCM***Biochemistry Elective(4) 
 CHM***Chemistry Elective(4) 
BIOLOGY    Required = 8 hours
 BIO171Principles of Biology w/Lab(4) 
 Choose 4 hours of electives from the following:
 BIO172Principles of Organismal Biology w/Lab(4) 
 BIO177Environmental Biology w/Lab(4) 
 SAP3**Dpt-approved course: Shedd Aquarium, Morton Arboretum, Au Sable Instittute of Environmental Studies, etc.(3-4) 
PHYSICS    Required = 2 courses, 8 hours
 PHY237General Physics I w/Lab(4) 
 PHY238General Physics II w/Lab(4) 
MATHEMATICS    Required = 2 courses, 6-10 hours
 MAT***MAT211 or Higher(3-5) 
 MAT***MAT211 or Higher(3-5) 
SCM SEMINARS    Required = 3 courses, 3 hours
 SCM219Sophomore Science Seminar(1) 
 SCM319Junior Science Seminar(1) 
 SCM419Senior Science Seminar(1) 

 

Mathematics Major

GEN EDS REQUIRED BY MAJOR (NON-DEGREE STUDENTS):

  • Any Mathematics course of 3 hours or more EXCLUDING MAT110/111 Mathematics Models and MAT112 Mathematics for Elementary Education (fulfills Gen Ed Mathematics Requirement)
  • Any Science course (with Lab) of 4 hours or more EXCLUDING SCM181* Science Concepts (fulfills Gen Ed Science Requirement)
  • MAT301 Mathematics Junior Seminar (fulfills Gen Ed GEN301 Requirement)
MATHEMATICS    Required = 32 hours
 MAT301Mathematics Junior Seminar(1) 
 MAT311Probability and Statistics w/Lab(4) 
 MAT312Modern Abstract Algebra(3) 
 MAT316Multivariable Calculus(4) 
 MAT318Linear Algebra(3) 
 MAT492Senior Readings in Mathematics(1-3) 
 MAT***Mathematics Elective(14-16) 
BIOLOGY/CHEMISTRY/PHYSICS    Required = 8 hours
 Complete one of the following sequences for a total of 8 hours:
 SEQENCE A:
 BIO171Principles of Biology w/Lab(4) 
 BIO172Principles of Organismal Biology w/Lab(4) 
 BIO177Environmental Biology w/Lab(4) 
 SAP3**Dpt-approved course: Shedd Aquarium, Morton Arboretum, Au Sable Instittute of Environmental Studies, etc.(3-4) 
 SEQENCE B:
 CHM153General Chemistry I w/Lab(4) 
 CHM154General Chemistry II w/Lab(4) 
 SEQENCE C:
 PHY237General Physics I w/lab(4) 
 PHY238General Physics II w/lab(4) 
SCIENCE/MATHEMATICS ELECTIVES    Required = 2 hours
 NOTE: SCM181* Science Concepts courses are not applicable.
 MAT***Mathematics Elective(1-5) 
 BIO***Biology Elective(1-5) 
 CHM***Chemistry Elective(1-5) 
 BCM***Biochemistry Elective(1-5) 
 PHY***Physics Elective(1-5) 
 PHS***Physical Science Elective(1-5) 
 SCM***Science Elective(1-5) 

 

Natural Sciences Major

GEN EDS REQUIRED BY MAJOR (NON-DEGREE STUDENTS):

  • Any Mathematics course of 3 hours or more EXCLUDING MAT110/111 Mathematics Models and MAT112 Mathematics for Elementary Education (fulfills Gen Ed Mathematics Requirement)
  • Any Science course (with Lab) of 4 hours or more EXCLUDING SCM181* Science Concepts (fulfills Gen Ed Science Requirement)
  • SCM319 Junior Science Seminar (fulfills Gen Ed GEN301 Requirement)
BIOLOGY/CHEMISTRY/PHYSICS    Required = 16 hours
 Complete two of the following sequences for a total of 16 hours:
 SEQENCE A:
 BIO171Principles of Biology w/Lab(4) 
 BIO172Principles of Organismal Biology w/Lab(4) 
 BIO177Environmental Biology w/Lab(4) 
 SAP3**Dpt-approved course: Shedd Aquarium, Morton Arboretum, Au Sable Instittute of Environmental Studies, etc.(3-4) 
 SEQENCE B:
 CHM153General Chemistry I w/Lab(4) 
 CHM154General Chemistry II w/Lab(4) 
 SEQENCE C:
 PHY237General Physics I w/lab(4) 
 PHY238General Physics II w/lab(4) 
MATHEMATICS    Required = 2 courses, 6-10 hours
 MAT***MAT211 or Higher(3-5) 
 MAT***MAT211 or Higher(3-5) 
SCM SEMINARS    Required = 3 courses, 3 hours
 SCM219Sophomore Science Seminar(1) 
 SCM319Junior Science Seminar(1) 
 SCM419Senior Science Seminar(1) 
SCIENCE/MATHEMATICS ELECTIVES    Required = 20 hours
 NOTE: At least 16 of the 20 hours of SCM electives must be upper division. SCM181* Science Concepts courses are not applicable.
 MAT***Mathematics Elective(1-5) 
 BIO***Biology Elective(1-5) 
 CHM***Chemistry Elective(1-5) 
 BCM***Biochemistry Elective(1-5) 
 PHY***Physics Elective(1-5) 
 PHS***Physical Science Elective(1-5) 

 

Computer Science Major

GEN EDS REQUIRED BY MAJOR (NON-DEGREE STUDENTS):

  • Any Mathematics course of 3 hours or more (fulfills Gen Ed Mathematics Requirement)
  • Any Science course (with Lab) of 4 hours or more (fulfills Gen Ed Science Requirement)
COMPUTER SCIENCE    Required = 12 courses, 36-39 hours
 CSC101Introduction to Software Development(3) 
 CSC201Object Oriented Programming(3) 
 CSC202Data Structures and Algorithms Analysis(3) 
 CSC210Computer Architecture(3) 
 CSC301Database Systems(3) 
 CSC340Web Development(3) 
 CSC360Operating Systems and Networking(3) 
 CSC410Software Engineering(3) 
 CSC460Software Architecture and Design Patterns(3) 
 CSC480Software Proj Dev, Mgmnt, Quality Assurance(3) 
 CSC490CS Senior Project(3) 
 CSC495Internship(3-6) 
MATHEMATICS    Required = 4 courses, 14-16 hours
 MAT211Functions and Calculus I(3) 
 - OR -MAT215         Calculus w/Analytical Geometry I(5) 
 MAT216Calculus w/Analytical Geometry II(4) 
 MAT311Probability and Statistics w/Lab(4) 
 MAT314Discrete Mathematics(3) 
BIOLOGY/CHEMISTRY/PHYSICS    Required = 8 hours
 Complete one of the following sequences for a total of 8 hours:
 SEQENCE A:
 BIO171Principles of Biology w/Lab(4) 
 BIO172Principles of Organismal Biology w/Lab(4) 
 BIO177Environmental Biology w/Lab(4) 
 SAP3**Dpt-approved course: Shedd Aquarium, Morton Arboretum, Au Sable Instittute of Environmental Studies, etc.(3-4) 
 SEQENCE B:
 CHM153General Chemistry I w/Lab(4) 
 CHM154General Chemistry II w/Lab(4) 
 SEQENCE C:
 PHY237General Physics I w/lab(4) 
 PHY238General Physics II w/lab(4) 


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