Bachelor of Science in Natural Sciences

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Bachelor of Science in Natural Sciences

Program Overview

Are you considering a career in science or medicine, but aren’t entirely sure what to specicalize in? FNU’s bachelor of science in natural sciences can help you find your calling. It will provide you with a broad scientific base that can be the launching point for a wide variety of careers or prepare you to pursue a graduate degree.

Learning Outcomes

In the Bachelor of Science in Natural Sciences program, which consists of 120 credit hours, you’ll receive a background in biology and chemistry, which can help prepare you for medical, pharmacy, or dental school, a career in secondary education, or a number of other fields.

Course Overview

Student Life Skills

Credit HoursCourse CodeCourse Name
1SLS 1501College Study Skills

Communications (9 Credits)

Credit HoursCourse CodeCourse Name
3ENC 1101English Composition I*
3ENC 1102English Composition II*
3SPC 1017Fundamentals of Oral Communication

Humanities (6 Credits)

Behavioral/Social Science (6 Credits)

Credit HoursCourse CodeCourse Name
3DEP 2004Human Growth and Development
3PSY 1012General Psychology

Natural Science (4 Credits includes 1 Lab)

Credit HoursCourse CodeCourse Name
3BSC 1010General Biology
1BSC 1010 LGeneral Biology Lab

Mathematics (10 Credits)

Credit HoursCourse CodeCourse Name
3MAC 1105College Algebra I*
4STA 2014Introduction to Statistics*
3MAC 1107College Algebra II

Information Literacy (3 Credits)

Credit HoursCourse CodeCourse Name
3CGS 1030Introduction to Information Technology

Lower Level Courses (33 Credits)

Credit HoursCourse CodeCourse Name
3CHM 1045General Chemistry I
1CHM 1045LGeneral Chemistry I Lab
3CHM 1046General Chemistry II
1CHM 1046 LGeneral Chemistry II Lab
3BSC 2011General Biology II
1BSC 2011 LGeneral Biology II Lab
4BSC 1085CAnatomy and Physiology I
4BSC 1086CAnatomy and Physiology II
3MAC 1300Calculus
3MCB 2000CMicrobiology
3PHY 1020Fundamentals of Physics
1PHY 1020 LFundamentals of Physics Lab
3ECO 2023Principles of Microeconomics

Upper Level Courses (36 Credits)

Credit HoursCourse CodeCourse Name
3BCH 3103Organic Chemistry I
1BCH 3033 LOrganic Chemistry Lab
3BCH 3034Organic Chemistry II
1BCH 3034 LOrganic Chemistry II Lab
4BSH 3023CIntroductory Biochemistry
3ENC 3311Advanced Research Writing
3PCB 3063Principles of Genetics
3PHY 3107General Physics II
1PHY 3107 LGeneral Physics II Lab
3PCB 4023Molecular and Cell Biology
3HSC 3572Nutrition and Health Issues
3ZOO 4602Human Embryology
3HSC 4500Epidemiology
2BSC 4910Capstone Research


Credit HoursCourse CodeCourse Name
3BSC 4422Biotechnology
3BSC 4022Biology of Aging
3HSA 3553Ethics in Health Care
3PCB 4028Biological Basis of Pharmacology
HSA 4421Legal Aspect & Legislation in Healthcare
3PCB 3043Ecology

Concentration in Education (Min. 18 Credits)

Credit HoursCourse CodeCourse Name
3CGS 1013Technology in Education
3EDF 1005Introduction to Education
3EDF 1030Classroom Management
3EDF 2085Teaching Diverse Population
3EDF 3430Measurement and Evaluation In Education
3EEX 2010Introduction to Exceptional Child Education
3RED 3393Content Reading Instruction
3SCE 3367Methods of Teaching and Learning Natural Sciences
3TSL 3080Foundations of Teaching ESOL In the Schools
  • All Credit Courses from within this division or any other division can be used as Suggested Electives.
  • A total of up to 60 credits may be transferred from the General Education and/or Elective courses taken during a degree program. FNU reserves the right to transfer the appropriate courses.