Natural Philosophy

The goal of this focal study is to foster reflective study of the function, description and understanding of the world in which we live.


Complete at least three courses and a minimum of 10 credits. No more than two of these courses may have the same disciplinary prefix.

Complete one course from the first cluster and two courses from the second cluster.

First Cluster (complete 1 course)
PHIL 100 Introduction to Philosophy 4 credits
PHIL 205 Ancient Philosophy 4 credits
PHIL 310 Philosophy of Science 4 credits
PHIL/ENV 321 Environmental Ethics 4 credits
Second Cluster (complete 2 courses)
CHEM 110 Chemistry and Your Environment 2 credits
CHEM 220 General Chemistry I 4 credits
MATH 240 Discrete Mathematics 4 credits
MATH/PHIL 212 Language and Logic 4 credits
PHY 110 Physics of Everyday Phenomena 4 credits
PHY 202 Introductory Physics I 4 credits
PHY 232 General Physics I: Workshop Physics I 4 credits
SCI 170 Introduction to Astronomy 4 credits
SCI 172 Introduction to Cosmology 2 credits