The Integrated Science Minor

Note:  The grade point average of the coursework comprising the minor must be no less than 2.00 with no course grade in the minor below C- (1.7).  Students are strongly advised to consult with faculty in planning their minor curriculum.

6.75-7.75 units, including:

  • BIOL192 or BIOL199 Biology

  • CHEM192 or CHEM141 Chemistry

  • CMSC150 Computer Science

  • MATH211 Mathematics

  • PHYS131 Physics

  • IDST284 Research Training Seminar

  • IDST484 Integrated Science Senior Seminar

  • Two units, (one of which must be in addition to courses completed for a major or other minor), chosen from:

    • BIOL310 The Science of Poisoning

    • BIOL315/ENVR315/GEOG315 Landscape Ecology

    • BIOL317 Mechanochemical Cell Biology

    • BIOL320 Experimental Design and Biostatistics

    • BIOL335 Structural Biology

    • BIOL336 Eco-epidemiology

    • BIOL344 Behavioral Ecology

    • BIOL351 Neurodevelopment

    • BIOL351 Molecular Phylogenetics

    • CHEM310 Physical Chemistry II

    • CHEM316 Environmental Chemistry

    • CHEM326 Biochemistry

    • CHEM329Protein Structure, Function, and Biophysics

    • CHEM330 Special Topics in Biochemistry: Interdisciplinary Thinking in the Molecular Life Sciences

    • ENVR360 Environmental Remote Sensing

    • MATH304 Mathematical Models in Biology and Medicine

    • PHYS215 Computational Methods in Physics

    • PHYS479 Special Topic: Biophysics

    • or another approved elective

  • An undergraduate research project in any science, math, or computer science area of significant length that culminates in a written report or poster presentation, chosen from:

    • One unit in:

      • BIOL394 Undergraduate Research

      • CHEM320 Introduction to Research

      • PHYS381 Research

      • CMSC340 Directed Independent Study

      • MATH340 Directed Independent Study

      • or a full time summer research experience of at least 8 weeks.

Students are expected to fulfill all prerequisites necessary for courses within the minor. Prerequisites do not count toward the minor unless otherwise noted.