Recommended Academic Plan for Science/General Science Option (SCIAL) at Altoona

Semester 1

Course DetailsCredits
ENGL 015 (GWS) Rhetoric and CompositionNotes for: ENGL 015 (GWS) Rhetoric and Composition

ENGL 015 (GWS) Rhetoric and Composition

Requirements for this course
  • † Course satisfies General Education and degree requirements.
or ENGL 030 (GWS) Honors Freshman CompositionNotes for: ENGL 030 (GWS) Honors Freshman Composition

ENGL 030 (GWS) Honors Freshman Composition

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

MATH 140 (GQ) Calculus With Analytic Geometry I

Requirements for this course
  • * Course requires a grade of 'C' of better.*
  • † Course satisfies General Education and degree requirements.
4
BIOL 110 (GN) Biology: Basic Concepts and BiodiversityNotes for: BIOL 110 (GN) Biology: Basic Concepts and Biodiversity

BIOL 110 (GN) Biology: Basic Concepts and Biodiversity

Requirements for this course
  • * 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 (GN) Chemical Principles I

CHEM 110 (GN) Chemical Principles I

Requirements for this course
  • * Course requires a grade of 'C' of better.*
  • † Course satisfies General Education and degree requirements.
3
1
Total credits 15

Semester 2

Course DetailsCredits
CAS 100 (GWS) Effective SpeechNotes for: CAS 100 (GWS) Effective Speech

CAS 100 (GWS) Effective Speech

Requirements for this course
  • † Course satisfies General Education and degree requirements.
3
4
3
1
Arts Course (GA)Notes for: Arts (GA)

Arts (GA)

Students must complete a 3-credit course in "United States Cultures (US)" and a 3-credit course in "International Cultures (IL)." These course requirements may be met with courses that also fulfill a general education or major requirement.
3
1.5
Total credits 15.5

Semester 3

Course DetailsCredits
PHYS 211 (GN) General Physics: MechanicsNotes for: PHYS 211 (GN) General Physics: Mechanics

PHYS 211 (GN) General Physics: Mechanics

Requirements for this course
  • * Course requires a grade of 'C' of better.*
or PHYS 250 (GN) Introductory Physics INotes for: PHYS 250 (GN) Introductory Physics I

PHYS 250 (GN) Introductory Physics I

Requirements for this course
  • * Course requires a grade of 'C' of better.*
4
Earth and Mineral Sciences Elective
3
3 or 4
Humanities Course (GH)Notes for: Humanities (GH)

Humanities (GH)

Students must complete a 3-credit course in "United States Cultures (US)" and a 3-credit course in "International Cultures (IL)." These course requirements may be met with courses that also fulfill a general education or major requirement.
3
Arts Course (GA)Notes for: Arts (GA)

Arts (GA)

Students must complete a 3-credit course in "United States Cultures (US)" and a 3-credit course in "International Cultures (IL)." These course requirements may be met with courses that also fulfill a general education or major requirement.
3
Total credits 16 or 17

Semester 4

Course DetailsCredits
4
3
3
Social and Behavioral Sciences Course (GS)Notes for: Social and Behavioral Sciences (GS)

Social and Behavioral Sciences (GS)

Students must complete a 3-credit course in "United States Cultures (US)" and a 3-credit course in "International Cultures (IL)." These course requirements may be met with courses that also fulfill a general education or major requirement.
3
Science ElectiveNotes for: Science Elective

Science Elective

See program list for courses which may not be used in this category. http://www.science.psu.edu/sciencebs/programlist.html
3
1.5
Total credits 16.5

Semester 5

Course DetailsCredits
ElectiveNotes for: Elective

Elective

See program list for courses which may not be used in this category. http://www.science.psu.edu/sciencebs/programlist.html
3 or 4
Writing Across the Curriculum Elective
3
Social and Behavioral Sciences Course (GS)Notes for: Social and Behavioral Sciences (GS)

Social and Behavioral Sciences (GS)

Students must complete a 3-credit course in "United States Cultures (US)" and a 3-credit course in "International Cultures (IL)." These course requirements may be met with courses that also fulfill a general education or major requirement.
3
Science ElectiveNotes for: Science Elective

Science Elective

See program list for courses which may not be used in this category. http://www.science.psu.edu/sciencebs/programlist.html
3
Supporting CourseNotes for: Supporting Course

Supporting Course

See program list for courses which may not be used in this category. http://www.science.psu.edu/sciencebs/programlist.html
3
Total credits 15 or 16

Semester 6

Course DetailsCredits
Humanities Course (GH)Notes for: Humanities (GH)

Humanities (GH)

Students must complete a 3-credit course in "United States Cultures (US)" and a 3-credit course in "International Cultures (IL)." These course requirements may be met with courses that also fulfill a general education or major requirement.
3
Science ElectiveNotes for: Science Elective

Science Elective

See program list for courses which may not be used in this category. http://www.science.psu.edu/sciencebs/programlist.html
3
Supporting CourseNotes for: Supporting Course

Supporting Course

See program list for courses which may not be used in this category. http://www.science.psu.edu/sciencebs/programlist.html
3
Supporting CourseNotes for: Supporting Course

Supporting Course

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3
Select a 400-level Science CourseNotes for: Select a 400-level Science Course

Select a 400-level Science Course

From: ASTRO, BMB, BIOL, BIOTC, CHEM, CMPSC, CSE, MATH, MICRB, PHYS, or STAT
Requirements for this course
  • * Course requires a grade of 'C' of better.*
3
Total credits 15

Semester 7

Course DetailsCredits
Select a 400-level CourseNotes for: Select a 400-level Course

Select a 400-level Course

Requirements for this course
  • * Course requires a grade of 'C' of better.*
3
Supporting CourseNotes for: Supporting Course

Supporting Course

See program list for courses which may not be used in this category. http://www.science.psu.edu/sciencebs/programlist.html
3
Supporting CourseNotes for: Supporting Course

Supporting Course

See program list for courses which may not be used in this category. http://www.science.psu.edu/sciencebs/programlist.html
3
Foreign Language I Course
4
Select a 400-level Science CourseNotes for: Select a 400-level Science Course

Select a 400-level Science Course

From: ASTRO, BMB, BIOL, BIOTC, CHEM, CMPSC, CSE, MATH, MICRB, PHYS, or STAT
Requirements for this course
  • * Course requires a grade of 'C' of better.*
3
Total credits 16

Semester 8

Course DetailsCredits
Select a 400-level CourseNotes for: Select a 400-level Course

Select a 400-level Course

Requirements for this course
  • * Course requires a grade of 'C' of better.*
3
Supporting CourseNotes for: Supporting Course

Supporting Course

See program list for courses which may not be used in this category. http://www.science.psu.edu/sciencebs/programlist.html
3
Supporting CourseNotes for: Supporting Course

Supporting Course

See program list for courses which may not be used in this category. http://www.science.psu.edu/sciencebs/programlist.html
3
Foreign Language II Course
4
Select a 400-level Science CourseNotes for: Select a 400-level Science Course

Select a 400-level Science Course

From: ASTRO, BMB, BIOL, BIOTC, CHEM, CMPSC, CSE, MATH, MICRB, PHYS, or STAT
Requirements for this course
  • * Course requires a grade of 'C' of better.*
3
Total credits 16

Additional Notes

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

US, IL are codes used to designate courses that satisfy the University's United States and International Cultures requirements.  Students are required to complete 3 credits in each area, and often these courses can "double-count" with General Education selections, typically in the GA, GH, GS categories, or with major requirements.

W is the code used to designate courses that satisfy the University's Writing Across the Curriculum requirement.

FYS is the code used to designate courses that satisfy the First-Year Seminar requirement.  Note that students who began their studies Summer 2009 or later may not be required to complete a FYS course.  Check with your advisor for clarification.

Scheduling patterns for courses not taught each semester.

Legend

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

Footnotes

Arts (GA)
Students must complete a 3-credit course in "United States Cultures (US)" and a 3-credit course in "International Cultures (IL)." These course requirements may be met with courses that also fulfill a general education or major requirement.
Humanities (GH)
Students must complete a 3-credit course in "United States Cultures (US)" and a 3-credit course in "International Cultures (IL)." These course requirements may be met with courses that also fulfill a general education or major requirement.
Arts (GA)
Students must complete a 3-credit course in "United States Cultures (US)" and a 3-credit course in "International Cultures (IL)." These course requirements may be met with courses that also fulfill a general education or major requirement.
Social and Behavioral Sciences (GS)
Students must complete a 3-credit course in "United States Cultures (US)" and a 3-credit course in "International Cultures (IL)." These course requirements may be met with courses that also fulfill a general education or major requirement.
Science Elective
See program list for courses which may not be used in this category. http://www.science.psu.edu/sciencebs/programlist.html
Elective
See program list for courses which may not be used in this category. http://www.science.psu.edu/sciencebs/programlist.html
Social and Behavioral Sciences (GS)
Students must complete a 3-credit course in "United States Cultures (US)" and a 3-credit course in "International Cultures (IL)." These course requirements may be met with courses that also fulfill a general education or major requirement.
Science Elective
See program list for courses which may not be used in this category. http://www.science.psu.edu/sciencebs/programlist.html
Supporting Course
See program list for courses which may not be used in this category. http://www.science.psu.edu/sciencebs/programlist.html
Humanities (GH)
Students must complete a 3-credit course in "United States Cultures (US)" and a 3-credit course in "International Cultures (IL)." These course requirements may be met with courses that also fulfill a general education or major requirement.
Science Elective
See program list for courses which may not be used in this category. http://www.science.psu.edu/sciencebs/programlist.html
Supporting Course
See program list for courses which may not be used in this category. http://www.science.psu.edu/sciencebs/programlist.html
Supporting Course
See program list for courses which may not be used in this category. http://www.science.psu.edu/sciencebs/programlist.html
Select a 400-level Science Course
From: ASTRO, BMB, BIOL, BIOTC, CHEM, CMPSC, CSE, MATH, MICRB, PHYS, or STAT
Supporting Course
See program list for courses which may not be used in this category. http://www.science.psu.edu/sciencebs/programlist.html
Supporting Course
See program list for courses which may not be used in this category. http://www.science.psu.edu/sciencebs/programlist.html
Select a 400-level Science Course
From: ASTRO, BMB, BIOL, BIOTC, CHEM, CMPSC, CSE, MATH, MICRB, PHYS, or STAT
Supporting Course
See program list for courses which may not be used in this category. http://www.science.psu.edu/sciencebs/programlist.html
Supporting Course
See program list for courses which may not be used in this category. http://www.science.psu.edu/sciencebs/programlist.html
Select a 400-level Science Course
From: ASTRO, BMB, BIOL, BIOTC, CHEM, CMPSC, CSE, MATH, MICRB, PHYS, or STAT