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  • This page outlines requirements for the degree in Interdisciplinary Science (BA Interdisciplinary Science). Students can also study this subject as a minor.

    Requirements for the BA in Interdisciplinary Science Major - Updated for 2020-2021

    Only specific courses satisfy the major requirements, including electives. Courses should be chosen carefully, in consultation with the Departmental Faculty Advisor and your Student Success advisor. Learn more and track your progress in the Detailed Degree Requirements and Interdisciplinary Science Requirements Worksheets below and visit the IS Advising and Resources page for information about identifying and selecting courses that meet the requirements. 

      Introductory Courses - 6 courses total (18-24 credits):

      • LSCI 2040 Genes, Environment, and Behavior
      • LMTH 2050 Math Models in Nature
      • LSCI 2500 Chemistry of the Environment
      • LSCI 2700 Energy and Sustainability
      • LSCI 2320 Microbial Ecologies 
      • Choose 1 introductory science elective from the courses below:
        • LSCI 2300 Urban Environmental Health
        • LSCI 2840 Science and Politics of Infectious Diseases
        • LSCI 2060 Stem Cells and Social Justice

      Other required courses - 5 courses total (16-22 credits):

      • Choose 1 Mathematics course:
        • LMTH 2040 Calculus I
        • LMTH 2045 Calculus II
        • LMTH 2030 Statistics with SPSS
        • LMTH 2014 Quantitative Reasoning II: Research

      • Choose 1 Laboratory Science course. All have prerequisites:
        • LSCI 3030 Biodiversity Achieved Lab
        • LSCI 3029 Water Quality Lab
        • LSCI 3055 Microbiome of Urban Spaces

      • Choose 2 Intermediate/Advanced courses. All have prerequisites and are offered alternate years:
        • LSCI 3031 Chemistry of the Atmosphere
        • LSCI 3400 Genomes, Populations, & Identities
        • LSCI 3030 Biodiversity Achieved Lab
        • LSCI 3427 Evolution, Mutation, Computation
        • LSCI 4050 Science and Politics of Cancer
        • Other 3000-level LSCI or LMTH courses that have prerequisite
      • 1 additional Science or Mathematics elective

      Senior Capstone (3-4 credits) 

      • Choose 1:
        • LSCI 4900 IS Capstone: Planetary Health 
        • LSCI 4050 Science and Politics of Cancer

      Total credits: 37-50

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