Natural Science

  • A Saint Mary’s student uses scientific methods to investigate questions appropriate to the natural sciences.
  • A Saint Mary’s student demonstrates specific knowledge of processes and principles underlying natural phenomena.
  • A Saint Mary’s student identifies, analyzes, and evaluates critical scientific issues and approaches pertaining to the issues that face her as a citizen.

NOTE:  The Sophia Program represents a dynamic curriculum with regular changes and new courses certified for particular learning outcomes.  The following lists of Sophia Program course certifications are accurate at the time of publication.  Not all sections of all courses have been certified for the Sophia Program.  The class schedule search feature in PRISM, as well as the current schedule pdf, provides section-level certification details.

 Achieve Natural Science Learning Outcomes through two of the following (at least one of which must be a laboratory course):

BIO 105 Cells to Self 4 hours
BIO 106 Mendel, Darwin and the World We Live In 4 hours
BIO 107 Physiology of Women 3 hours
BIO 113 Human Structure 4 hours
BIO 120 Human Genetics and Society 3 hours
BIO 153 Foundations of Biology I 4 hours
BIO 154 Foundations of Biology II 4 hours
CHEM 101 Chemistry in Context 4 hours
CHEM 102 Chemistry in Lives of Women 3 hours
CHEM 118 Integrated General, Organic and Bio-Chemistry 5 hours
CHEM 121 Principles of Chemistry I 4 hours
CHEM 122 Principles of Chemistry II 4 hours
ENVS 171 Introduction to Environmental Science 3 hours
PHYS 101 Introductory Topics in Physics: Motion 3 hours
PHYS 102 Introductory Topics in Physics: 21st Century Energy 3 hours
PHYS 105 Introductory Topics in Physics: Astronomy 3 hours