Minor in Natural Science

Explore the natural sciences through an interdisciplinary learning approach.

The Minor in Natural Science at Park University is designed for students who wish to gain an appreciation for subjects such as biology, chemistry, physics and geoscience. If you are interested in teaching general science content, especially at the elementary level, this minor is an excellent choice.

Locations & Learning Options

When you choose to pursue a Minor in Natural Science at Park University, you’ll be able to take face-to-face classes at our Parkville, Missouri campus.

The Minor in Natural Science requires a minimum of 19 completed credit hours. Refer to your catalog for a complete listing of coursework for this degree.

 

  • Parkville, MO

MINOR – 19 HOURS , 2.0 GPA

At least one course from each of the following:

Biology

BI 101 Biological Concepts …………….. 4 cr.

BI 111 Environmental Biology ………… 4 cr.

BI 210 The Human Body ……………….. 3 cr.

BI 214 Personal and Community Health …………… 3 cr.

BIO 211 Human Anatomy and Physiology I ………… 4 cr.

BIO 221 Zoology …….. 4 cr.

BIO 225 Botany ………………. 4 cr.

Chemistry/Physics

CH 107 General Chemistry I…………….. 3 cr.

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CH 107L General Chemistry I Lab ………………. 1 cr.

PY 101 Physical World ……………. 3 cr.

PY 155 Concepts of Physics I …………… 4 cr.

PY 156 Concepts of Physics II ………….. 4 cr.

Geology/Geography

GGP 115 Physical Geography ……………… 4 cr.

GGP 205 Introduction to Meteorology …………………. 4 cr.

GO 130 Astronomy …………………. 4 cr.

GO 141 Introduction to Physical Geology ………….. .4 cr.

GO 151 History of the Earth …………….. 4 cr.

GO 200 Oceanography …………….. 4 cr.

Natural Science

NS 220 Applied Statistics and Experimental Design ……………. 3 cr.

NS 241 Philosophy and History of Science …………. 3 cr.

NS 304 Science, Technology and Society ……………. 3 cr.

TOTAL ……………. 19 cr.

Tailor the Minor in Natural Science to your interests and career goals.

To fulfill minor requirements, students in this program will choose at least one course from each of the following subject areas:

  • Biology
  • Chemistry/Physics
  • Geology/Geography
  • Natural Science

Through this program you’ll gain knowledge and practical experience in the sciences, combining traditional study methods with hands-on experimentation and examination in a laboratory setting.

Careers

Our programs will prepare you for a career as a:

  • Public Health Administrator
  • Researcher
  • Elementary Science Educator
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Program Highlights

At Park University, you’ll take an interdisciplinary learning approach to the natural sciences as you explore essential concepts in biology, personal health and chemistry, as well as specialized courses in zoology, chemistry, physics, astronomy, meteorology and more.

Faculty

At Park University, our faculty members are experts in their fields. They are here to guide you in your academic and professional development.


 

Related programs

Park University’s degree programs are accredited by the Higher Learning Commission.

Park University is a private, non-profit, institution of higher learning since 1875.