General Education Requirements

Natural Sciences

2 courses plus 1 hour of lab
Minimum 7 credits
Each course must be a minimum of 3 hours 

Courses intended primarily for majors in Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) disciplines are noted in parentheses after each course. For more information contact your advisor.

  • Biology
    • BIO 100 with 109 The Living World; Biological Diversity Laboratory Effective Spring 2009
    • BIO 102 with 107 Human Genetics, Reproduction and Development Effective Spring 2009 ; Human Biology Laboratory
    • BIO 104 with 107 The Brain Effective Spring 2009 ; Human Biology Laboratory
    • BIO 104H H: Neuroscience: Exploring the Brain - Honors Effective Fall 2012
    • BIO 106 with 107 Human Biology in Health and Disease; Human Biology Laboratory (lab)
    • BIO 108 Environmental Ecology (not a lab)
    • BIO 109 Biological Diversity Laboratory (lab)
    • BIO 200 with 201 Introductory Biology I; Introductory Biology Laboratory I (lab) (STEM)
    • BIO 202 with 203 Introductory Biology II; Introductory Biology Laboratory II (lab) (STEM)
    • BIO 266 with 267 Human Anatomy & Physiology I; Human Anatomy & Physiology Laboratory I (lab) (STEM)
    • BIO 268 with 269 Human Anatomy & Physiology II; Human Anatomy & Physiology Laboratory II (lab) (STEM)
  • Chemistry
    • CHM 151 with 156 Chemistry Around Us; Chemistry Around Us Laboratory (lab)
    • CHM 161 Preparatory Chemistry Effective Spring 2015 (STEM)
    • CHM 251 with 256 College Chemistry I; College Chemistry Laboratory I (lab) (STEM)
    • CHM 252 with 257 College Chemistry II; College Chemistry Laboratory II (lab) (STEM)
    • CHM 261 with 266 General Chemistry I; General Chemistry Laboratory I (lab) (STEM)
    • CHM 261H Honors General Chemistry I Effective Fall 2013 (STEM)
    • CHM 262 General Chemistry II with either 267 General Chemistry Laboratory II (lab) (STEM) or 278 R.E.E.L. General Chemistry Laboratory II (lab)
    • CHM 262H with 267H Honors General Chemistry II; Honors General Chemistry Laboratory II (lab) (STEM)
  • Environmental Science
    • EVS 206 Introduction to Environmental Science
    • EVS 207 Introduction to Environmental Science Lab Effective Fall 2014
  • Geology
    • GEO 100 with 101 Introductory Geology; Introductory Geology Laboratory (lab)
  • Physics
    • PHY 101 with 103 The Flying Circus of Physics: Motion and Heat; The Flying Circus of Physics Laboratory (lab)
    • PHY 102 with 103 The Flying Circus of Physics: Sound and Light; The Flying Circus of Physics Laboratory (lab)
    • PHY 115 Energy and Society (no lab)
    • PHY 116 Energy and Society Laboratory Effective Fall 2009
    • PHY 201 Astronomy: Stars and Galaxies ; Astronomy Laboratory
    • PHY 202 Astronomy: Planets, Asteroids and Comets ; Astronomy Laboratory
    • PHY 203 Astronomy Laboratory (lab) Effective Fall 2016
    • PHY 221 College Physics I (course includes a lab) (STEM)
    • PHY 222 College Physics II (course includes a lab) (STEM)
    • PHY 231 College Physics I – Biomedical Applications (course includes a lab) (STEM)
    • PHY 232 College Physics II – Biomedical Applications (course includes a lab) (STEM)
    • PHY 241 University Physics I (course includes a lab) (STEM)
    • PHY 242 University Physics II (course includes a lab) (STEM)
    • PHY 243 University Physics I (Writing) (course includes a lab) (STEM)
    • PHY 243H H: University Physics I - Honors (course includes a lab) (STEM)
    • PHY 244 University Physics II (Writing) (course includes a lab) (STEM)
    • PHY 244H H: University Physics II - Honors (course includes a lab) (STEM)
  • Sciences College
    • SCI 220 Science as a Way of Thinking (no lab)  
    • SCI 220H Science as a Way of Thinking - Honors Effective Fall 2010
  • Urban Studies
    • UST 259 Natural History of the Cleveland Area (course includes a lab)
    • UST 289 Physical Geography (no lab)

Previously Approved Natural Sciences

  • Environmental Studies
    • ENV 259 Natural History of the Cleveland Area (course includes a lab) Effective Fall 2008 until Fall 2011
  • Geology
    • GEO 124 Beyond Google Earth: The Science of Looking at the Place We Live (course includes a lab) Effective Fall 2008 until Fall 2014
  • Physics
    • PHY 200 Astronomy Laboratory Effective Fall 2008 until Summer 2016