Concentration in Natural Sciences

The NS Department welcomes students who are interested in the sciences to concentrate in Natural Sciences.

Interested? Meet with your advisor to work out your course plan so that you will meet the criteria outlined below. Any of the Natural Sciences Faculty are happy to answer your questions.

Requirements for Natural Sciences Concentration

One required course:

  • NS1021: Introduction to Biological Science - Organisms and the Environment (4 credits)


  • NS1011: Introduction to Biological Science - Cells and Organisms (4 credits)

A minimum of 11 credits from the following list (7 credits must be from 2000 level offerings and at least one must be from the Natural Sciences Department)

  • NS1111: Introduction to Chemistry (4 credits)
  • NS1211: Introduction to Physical Sciences (4 credits)
  • NS1311: Introduction to Geology (4 credits)
  • NS2221: Environmental Science (4 credits)
  • NS2001: Perspectives in Evolution (4 credits)
  • NS2011: Introduction to the Anatomy and Physiology of the Human Body (4 credits)
  • NS2012: Nutrition and Health (3 credits)
  • NS2231: Contemporary Issues in Science (3 credits)
  • NS2232: Introduction to Forensic Science (3 credits)
  • NS2041: Field Biology of Northern New England (4 credits)
  • NS2042: Field Biology of Northern New England (3 credits)
  • NS2061: Biological Psychology (3 credits)
  • NS2051: Aquatic Ecology and Pollution (4 credits)
  • MA2701: Calculus I (3 credits)
  • EN2132: Nature Writing (3 credits)
  • HU2511: Special Topics - Environmental History (3 credits)