Science & Technology (GS)

Requirement: Two 3-credit hour courses.

GenEd Science & Technology courses present scientific process in context, helping students understand how scientific phenomena and/or technological change affects human life and the planet.

Science & Technology courses are intended to teach students how to:

  • Understand and describe the scientific process;
  • Understand the sequential nature of science and technology;
  • Recognize, use and appreciate scientific or technological thinking for solving problems that are part of everyday life;
  • Understand and communicate how technology encourages the process of discovery in science and related disciplines; and
  • Retrieve, organize, and analyze data associated with a scientific or technological model.

Science & Technology Courses

Below, you will find a list of GenEd courses in this area.

Please be advised that GenEd offerings vary from semester to semester and that all GenEd courses will not be offered every semester. For the most current list of GenEd offerings, please consult the Class Schedule.

In addition, a single GenEd course may be offered by more than one department. GenEd courses offered by more than one department will have the same course number and the same course title. A student may not take the same course from multiple departments and earn credit toward graduation. However, if a student wishes to replace her/his grade in a GenEd course, s/he may replace the grade with any course bearing the same course number and the same course title regardless of department.

  • Brain Matters
  • Chemistry of Wine
  • Cyberspace & Society
  • Data Science
  • Demystifying Technology
  • Digital World 2020
  • Disasters: Geology vs. Hollywood
  • DNA: Friend or Foe
  • Ethical Issues in Biomedical Science, Engineering and Technology
  • Evolution & Extinctions
  • Exploring the Cosmos
  • Geology of the National Parks
  • Green vs. Gray: Improving and Sustaining Urban Ecosystems
  • How Things Work: The Physics of Everyday Life
  • Nature Has No Reverse
  • Powering the Future
  • Sustainable Design
  • Sustainable Environments
  • Technological Horizons: Information Technology in the 21st Century
  • Technology Transformations
  • The Bionic Human
  • The Environment
  • The Science of Sound
  • Honors Bionic Human
  • Honors Cyberspace & Society
  • Honors DNA: Friend or Foe
  • Honors Geology of the National Parks
  • Honors Powering the Future
  • Honors: The Environment

Waiver: Students considering undergraduate degrees with scientific, engineering or technical components may satisfy the GenEd Science & Technology requirement through alternative coursework identified below.

A student will be waived from the GenEd Science & Technology requirement upon completion of any of the following two-course sequences:

Students who change their course of study prior to completing the second course of any of the specified two-course sequence may complete their GenEd Science & Technology requirement in two ways:

  • One GenEd GS course and one course from either List I or List II
  • One course from List I and one course from List II

List I

List II

Consult an academic advisor for more information.