Recommended Academic Plan for Science - General Science Option at Berks

Effective Date: March 6, 2017

Semester 1

Course DetailsCredits
ENGL 15 (GWS) - Rhetoric and CompostionNotes for: ENGL 15

ENGL 15

Requirements for this course
  • † Course satisfies General Education and degree requirements.
or ENGL 30 (GWS) - Honors Freshman CompositionNotes for: ENGL 30

ENGL 30

Requirements for this course
  • † Course satisfies General Education and degree requirements.
3
MATH 140 (GQ) - Calculus with Analytic Geometry INotes for: MATH 140

MATH 140

Requirements for this course
  • # Course is an Entrance-to-Major requirement.#
  • * Course requires a grade of 'C' of better.*
  • † Course satisfies General Education and degree requirements.
4
CHEM 110 (GN) - Chemical Principles INotes for: CHEM 110

CHEM 110

Students must complete two (2) courses from BIOL 110, CHEM 110, or PHYS 211 to satisfy Entrance-to-Major requirements.
Requirements for this course
  • # Course is an Entrance-to-Major requirement.#
  • * Course requires a grade of 'C' of better.*
  • † Course satisfies General Education and degree requirements.
3
CHEM 111 (GN) - Experimental Chemistry INotes for: CHEM 111

CHEM 111

Requirements for this course
  • † Course satisfies General Education and degree requirements.
1
BIOL 110 - Biology: Basic Concepts and BiodiversityNotes for: BIOL 110

BIOL 110

Students must complete two (2) courses from BIOL 110, CHEM 110, or PHYS 211 to satisfy Entrance-to-Major requirements.
Requirements for this course
  • # Course is an Entrance-to-Major requirement.#
  • * Course requires a grade of 'C' of better.*
  • † Course satisfies General Education and degree requirements.
4
First-Year Seminar
1
Total credits 16

Semester 2

Course DetailsCredits
CAS 100A or 100B or 100C (GWS) - Effective SpeechNotes for: CAS 100

CAS 100

Requirements for this course
  • † Course satisfies General Education and degree requirements.
3
MATH 141 (GQ) - Calculus with Analytic Geometry IINotes for: MATH 141

MATH 141

Requirements for this course
  • † Course satisfies General Education and degree requirements.
4
CHEM 112 (GN) - Chemical Principles IINotes for: CHEM 112

CHEM 112

Requirements for this course
  • † Course satisfies General Education and degree requirements.
3
CHEM 113 (GN) - Experimental Chemistry IINotes for: CHEM 113

CHEM 113

Requirements for this course
  • † Course satisfies General Education and degree requirements.
1
PHYS 211 - General Physics: MechanicsNotes for: PHYS 211

PHYS 211

Students must complete two (2) courses from BIOL 110, CHEM 110, or PHYS 211 to satisfy Entrance-to-Major requirements. PHYS 250 and 251 may be substituted. PHYS 250 is offered Fall Semester only. PHYS 251 is offered Spring Semester only.
Requirements for this course
  • # Course is an Entrance-to-Major requirement.#
  • * Course requires a grade of 'C' of better.*
4
1.5
Total credits 16.5

Semester 3

Course DetailsCredits
PHYS 212 - General Physics: Electricity and MagnetismNotes for: PHYS 212

PHYS 212

PHYS 250 and 251 may be substituted. PHYS 250 is offered Fall Semester only. PHYS 251 is offered Spring Semester only.
4
3
Earth and Mineral Sciences SelectionNotes for: Earth and Mineral Sciences Selection

Earth and Mineral Sciences Selection

Consult advisor for list.
3
Life or Math or Physical Science SelectionNotes for: Life or Math or Physical Science Selection

Life or Math or Physical Science Selection

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3
Program List SelectionNotes for: Program List Selection

Program List Selection

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3
Total credits 16

Semester 4

Course DetailsCredits
ENGL 202A or 202B or 202C or 202D (GWS) - Effective WritingNotes for: ENGL 202

ENGL 202

ENGL 202B is offered Spring Semester only.
Requirements for this course
  • † Course satisfies General Education and degree requirements.
3
PHYS 213 - General Physics: Fluids and Thermal PhysicsNotes for: PHYS 213

PHYS 213

Course offered Spring Semester only. PHYS 250 and 251 may be substituted. PHYS 250 is offered Fall Semester only. PHYS 251 is offered Spring Semester only.
2
PHYS 214 - General Physics: Wave Motion and Quantum PhysicsNotes for: PHYS 214

PHYS 214

Course offered Spring Semester only. PHYS 250 and 251 may be substituted. PHYS 250 is offered Fall Semester only. PHYS 251 is offered Spring Semester only.
2
3 - 4
3
3
Total credits 16 - 17

Semester 5

Course DetailsCredits
4
Life or Math or Physical Science SelectionNotes for: Life or Math or Physical Science Selection

Life or Math or Physical Science Selection

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3
Program List SelectionNotes for: Program List Selection

Program List Selection

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3
Program List SelectionNotes for: Program List Selection

Program List Selection

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3
3
Total credits 16

Semester 6

Course DetailsCredits
4
Life or Math or Physical Science SelectionNotes for: Life or Math or Physical Science Selection

Life or Math or Physical Science Selection

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3
Program List SelectionNotes for: Program List Selection

Program List Selection

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3
Program List SelectionNotes for: Program List Selection

Program List Selection

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3
3
Total credits 16

Semester 7

Course DetailsCredits
400-Level General SelectionNotes for: 400-Level General Selection

400-Level General Selection

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3
400-Level Life or Math or Physical Science SelectionNotes for: 400-Level Life or Math or Physical Science Selection

400-Level Life or Math or Physical Science Selection

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Requirements for this course
  • * Course requires a grade of 'C' of better.*
3
400-Level Life or Math or Physical Science SelectionNotes for: 400-Level Life or Math or Physical Science Selection

400-Level Life or Math or Physical Science Selection

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Requirements for this course
  • * Course requires a grade of 'C' of better.*
3
3
1.5
Total credits 12

Semester 8

Course DetailsCredits
400-Level General SelectionNotes for: 400-Level General Selection

400-Level General Selection

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3
400-Level Life or Math or Physical Science SelectionNotes for: 400-Level Life or Math or Physical Science Selection

400-Level Life or Math or Physical Science Selection

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Requirements for this course
  • * Course requires a grade of 'C' of better.*
3
Program List SelectionNotes for: Program List Selection

Program List Selection

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3
3
Total credits 12

Additional Notes

  • Students should consult with an advisor when scheduling courses.

  • GWS, GQ, GHA, GN, GA, GH, and GS are codes used to identify General Education requirements.

  • US, IL, and US;IL are codes used to identify United States Cultures (US) and International Cultures (IL) requirements.  Students must complete three (3) credits of US and three (3) credits of IL as part of General Education.  A course designated as US;IL may be used as a US or an IL, not both.

  • Students must complete the Writing Across The Curriculum Requirement through one of the requirements listed above.  Consult advisor for details.

Legend

# Course is an Entrance-to-Major requirement.
* Course requires a grade of 'C' or better.
† Course satisfies General Education and degree requirements.

Footnotes

CHEM 110
Students must complete two (2) courses from BIOL 110, CHEM 110, or PHYS 211 to satisfy Entrance-to-Major requirements.
BIOL 110
Students must complete two (2) courses from BIOL 110, CHEM 110, or PHYS 211 to satisfy Entrance-to-Major requirements.
PHYS 211
Students must complete two (2) courses from BIOL 110, CHEM 110, or PHYS 211 to satisfy Entrance-to-Major requirements. PHYS 250 and 251 may be substituted. PHYS 250 is offered Fall Semester only. PHYS 251 is offered Spring Semester only.
PHYS 212
PHYS 250 and 251 may be substituted. PHYS 250 is offered Fall Semester only. PHYS 251 is offered Spring Semester only.
Earth and Mineral Sciences Selection
Consult advisor for list.
Life or Math or Physical Science Selection
Consult advisor for list.
Program List Selection
Consult advisor for list.
ENGL 202
ENGL 202B is offered Spring Semester only.
PHYS 213
Course offered Spring Semester only. PHYS 250 and 251 may be substituted. PHYS 250 is offered Fall Semester only. PHYS 251 is offered Spring Semester only.
PHYS 214
Course offered Spring Semester only. PHYS 250 and 251 may be substituted. PHYS 250 is offered Fall Semester only. PHYS 251 is offered Spring Semester only.
Life or Math or Physical Science Selection
Consult advisor for list.
Program List Selection
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Program List Selection
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Life or Math or Physical Science Selection
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Program List Selection
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Program List Selection
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400-Level General Selection
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400-Level Life or Math or Physical Science Selection
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400-Level Life or Math or Physical Science Selection
Consult advisor for list.
400-Level General Selection
Consult advisor for list.
400-Level Life or Math or Physical Science Selection
Consult advisor for list.
Program List Selection
Consult advisor for list.