Courses for School of Science Students


School of Science - Possible Courses for Freshman for Fall


First Year Seminar FYSM 100 

There are 17 different topics and you get to choose your top five – in order of preference. We will make every effort to put you in one of your five choices.


Major and Auxiliary Courses – (The auxiliary courses listed also count as Core CDN or CDQ courses)


BIOL 110    General Biology I  - with Lab  (BIOL and CHEM majors  are pre-registered)

CHEM 110  General Chemistry I - with Lab   (CHEM majors are pre-registered)

ENVA 100  Environmental Science - with Lab (ENVA majors are pre-registered)

PHYS 110  General Physics IA - with Lab  (PHYS majors are pre-registered)

CSIS 110 Intro to Computer Science with Lab   (CSIS majors seeking a broad intro to Computer Science)

CSIS 120 Intro to Programming with Lab (CSIS majors with programming experience)

CSIS 210 – Data Structures  (CSIS majors who scored a 4 or 5 on the AP Computer Science test)

MATH 110 Calculus I - with Lab   (CHEM, PHYS, MATH are pre-registered)

MATH 120 Calculus II - with Lab (Check this one if you have CALC I college credits and wish to take it) 


MATH 105 Calculus IA - with Lab (BIOL majors are pre-registered)


MATH 115 Calculus IIA - with Lab (BIOL majors with CALC I credit) 

Math 050  Pre-Calculus - (Note that this is not a Core course) See “Deciding which Math course to take” for additional information


SDTV 010 Gateway to Career's in Science (All undeclared science students will be registered in this 1 credit course) 




Additionally, some of you will take one or two courses from the following courses. Select all that you are interested in

Core Disciplinary English CDE

ENGL 011 Literary Perspectives                       
ENGL 090  Freshman Honors Great Books - (permission needed by


Core Disciplinary History CDH
HIST 101  Shaping of the Contemporary World 
HIST 190  Honors World History         - (permission needed by

Core Disciplinary Philosophy  CDP

PHIL 101   Philosophy and the Human Being     
PHIL 103   Reason and Argument
PHIL 101   Honors - Philosophy and the Human Being (permission needed by

Core Disciplinary Religious Studies CDR
RELG 121 Intro to Biblical Studies                   
RELG 141 Intro to Religious Thought             
RELG101  Religion in Western Culture             
RELG 181 Experiences of the Sacred                
RELG 141 Honors - Religious Thought (permission needed by


Core Disciplinary Creative Arts CDA

CREA 101 Introduction to Creative Arts 
CREA 102 Introduction to Visual Arts
CREA 103 Introduction to Music 
CREA 104 Introduction to Theatre
CREA 231 Art to the 15th Century 

CREA 219 Acting I  

CREA 200 Drawing I

CREA 112 Basic Design I 
CREA 135  Voice and Movement 

Core Disciplinary Social Science   CDS
EDUC 210 Issues in Contemporary American Education
POSC 100 Contemporary U.S. Politics 
PSYC 100 General Psychology 
SWRK 100 Introduction Social Welfare and Social Work 
SOCI 101 The Sociological Perspective 
SOCI 130 The Family

ECON 101  Micro Economics 
ECON 102 Macro Economics  (For students with college credit in Micro Economics from HS)


CREA 258 Diversity in American Theatre
FREN 027 French Cinema (Taught in English)
GERM 026 Twentieth Century German Cinema (Taught in English)
POSC 140 Comparative Politics 
ILST 100 Intro to International Studies
CLSS 105 The Greeks
CLSS 220  Greek Literature in Translation
FREN 026 French Literature in Translation 
FINC 025 Personal Finance (not open to business students)
POSC 130 Political Theory
SPAN 025 Spanish-Speaking World Via Film
SPAN 026 Spanish Medieval and Early Modern Literature in Translation
Core Franciscan Concern Natural World 
ENVA 020  Biological Diversity  
PHYS 010  Physics of Music 
PHYS 010  Intro to Nanoscience
COGS 200 Intro to Cognitive Science

Language Electives

FREN 101 Fundamentals of French I                           

FREN 201 Intermediate French I                                                    
FREN 301 French Conversation I                                                                                        
GREK 101  Elementary Greek I

ITAL101 Fundamentals of Italian I                                                 
ITAL 201 Intermediate Italian I                                                                                                                    
RUSS 101 Fundamentals of Russian I                                                
RUSS 201 Intermediate Russian I
SPAN 101 Fundamentals of Spanish I    

SPAN 102 Fundamentals of Spanish II                                              

SPAN 201 Intermediate Spanish I

SPAN 301 Communication in Spanish I 

Additional Electives (Chances are that you have to take several electives to graduate)

ADTV 250 Communication for Non-Native English Speakers (where appropriate)
CREA 108  Intro to Broadcast Journalism
CREA 120 Chorus
CREA 145 Intro to Theatre Design
CREA 165 Music Theory I

CREA 173 Modern Dance Level 1
CREA 180 Experimental Video
CREA 204 Digital Photography
CREA 210 Orchestra
CREA 242 Music from the 17th Century
CREA 297 Ballet 
SOCI 190 Crime and Justice 

SOCI 210 Race and Ethnic Relations

SOCI 230 Gender, Power, and Society
SOCI 240 Growing Older in a Global Environment

SOCI 260 Deviant Behavior
WRIT 100  Introduction to Writing 


A complete view of the typical first year courses for each major