Wednesday, July 12, 2017

More about lab science & how to register correctly for it



Many of you have been asking questions about fulfilling the Foundations science requirement.  Here is some more information.

As a reminder, all members of the class of 2021 must take two semesters of science:
  • One semester of a science with a lab
  • One semester of a science course that need not be accompanied by lab*
*Note: These two classes do not need to be taken in sequence or even in the same department. However, be sure you have fulfilled necessary prerequisites (check course descriptions) and, if you are considering a science major or a pre-health track, you should follow advice from the relevant departments, deans, and advisers.

If you are trying to fulfill the science-with-a-lab portion of this requirement this fall, some common ways of doing this (and how to make sure you're properly registered for all parts of the course) are listed after the break:



Astronomy

ASTR-BC1753 LIFE IN THE UNIVERSE
with ASTR-UN1903 ASTRONOMY LAB I (select one from available sections)

OR

ASTR-W1403 Earth Moon and Planets with ASTR-W1903 lab



Biology 
(see departmental website for course selection/placement advice)

with BIOL-BC1011 lab (select one from available sections)
with BIOL-BC1501 lab (select one from available sections)*
and BIOL-BC1511 Recitation (select one from available sections)*
*NOTE: you must sign up for all three parts to fulfill science-with-lab requirement


Chemistry 
with CHEM-BC2011 Lab Lecture, also called Recitation (select one from available sections)*
and CHEM-BC2012 lab (select section on the same day as your Recitation/Lab Lecture)*
*VERY IMPORTANT NOTE: you must sign up for the lab and the lab lecture on the same day -- students who do not sign up correctly will not be admitted.

Environmental Science 
(see departmental website for course selection/placement advice)

with EESC-BC1011 lab (select one from available sections)

OR

OR
Physics 
PHYS-BC2001 Mechanics (sign up for lab during first week of classes)


Psychology 
PSYC-BC1001 Intro to Psychology (select from available sections)
with PSYC-BC1015 Psychology Research Methods Laboratory*
NOTE: it is unlikely that entering first-year students will get into this lab this fall -- you may take it in spring, or you may instead choose to take Intro to Psych for your non-lab semester and a different lecture-plus-lab combination for your lab science requirement