Physical and Natural Sciences

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Essential Skills:

  • Personal & Social Responsibility
  • Quantitative Reasoning
  • Critical Thinking

4 credit hours

One course from the list below and the appropriate related laboratory section for a total of 4 credits.

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  • Explore how physical and natural systems work and are sustained.
  • Explain how different peoples perceive, affect, and are affected by physical and natural systems.
  • Design and evaluate experiments to discover more about life and environment.
  • Identify when information is based on scientific research.


Course NumberNameDescription
ANTH 1135Introduction to Biological Anthropology
ANTH 1135LIntroduction to Biological Anthropology Laboratory
ANTH 1170Human Life
ANTH 1170LComputer Lab in Human Evolutionary Ecology
ANTH 1211Archeological Method and Theory
ANTH 1211LArcheological Method and Theory Lab
ANTH 2190CForensic Anthropology
ASTR 1115Introduction to Astronomy
ASTR 1115LIntroduction to Astronomy Lab
BIOL 1110General Biology
BIOL 1110LGeneral Biology Lab
BIOL 1140Biology for Health Sciences
BIOL 1140LBiology for Health Sciences Lab
CHEM 1110CChemistry in Our Community Lecture and Lab
CHEM 1120CIntroduction to Chemistry Lecture and Laboratory for Non-Majors
CHEM 1215General Chemistry I for STEM Majors
CHEM 1215LGeneral Chemistry I Lab for STEM Majors
CHEM 1225General Chemistry II for STEM Majors
CHEM 1225LGeneral Chemistry II Lab for STEM Majors
CS 108LComputer Science for All
ENVS 1130The Blue Planet
ENVS 1130LThe Blue Planet Laboratory
GEOG 1160Home Planet: Land, Water, Life
GEOG 1160LHome Planet Lab
GEOL 1110Physical Geology
GEOL 1110LPhysical Geology Lab
GEOL 2110CHistorical Geology Lecture and Lab
HNRS 2331Science in the 21st Century
HNRS 2331LScience in the 21st Century (Lab)
NTSC 1110*Physical Science for Teachers
NTSC 1120*Life Science for Teachers
NTSC 2110*Environmental Science for Teachers
PHYS 1115Survey of Physics
PHYS 1115LSurvey: Physics You Need for Life Laboratory
PHYS 1125Physics of Music
PHYS 1125LPhysics of Music Lab
PHYS 1230Algebra-based Physics I
PHYS 1230LAlgebra-based Physics I Lab
PHYS 1240Algebra-based Physics II
PHYS 1240LAlgebra-based Physics II Lab
PHYS 1310Calculus-based Physics I
PHYS 1310LCalculus-based Physics I Lab
PHYS 1320Calculus-based Physics II
PHYS 1320LCalculus-based Physics II Lab

*These courses are only offered through the UNM Branch Campuses.