Natural Science

Familiarity with quantitative reasoning prepares students to master the basic principles of scientific experimentation and observation that are indispensable for understanding the world in which we live. Science courses such as chemistry, biology, and physics build the analytical and critical thinking skills that today’s employers demand while preparing graduates to navigate the complex and interconnected world that they will join upon finishing their education.

What Will They Learn?™ gives schools credit for Natural Science if they require a course in astronomy, biology, chemistry, geology, physical geography, physics, or environmental science, preferably with a laboratory component. Overly narrow courses, courses with weak scientific content, and courses taught by faculty outside of the science departments do not count. Psychology courses count if they are focused on the biological, chemical, or neuroscientific aspects of the field.

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