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GN. Natural Science Requirement Fall 2014 and thereafter

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6 semester hours in lecture courses plus the laboratory course associated with one of these lecture courses for a total of 7 semester hours.

Students select two lecture courses and one lab course: one semester course in one area and a second semester course with its corresponding lab in a different area. These courses use the terminology of computational, physical or biological sciences and include knowledge and theories of the computational, physical or biological sciences.

These courses are certified as meeting the Natural Sciences requirement effective Fall 2011 and thereafter, including 2014-15. Students using the 2014-15 catalog who wish to apply to the Natural Sciences requirement courses not listed on this page must submit a Request for Modification of Academic Requirement form.

Certified lecture courses with certified lab courses

  • ASTR 110/110L General Astronomy and Lab
  • ASTR 150/110L Life in The Universe and Lab
  • ASTR 180/110L Astronomy and Lab
  • BIOL 101/101L General Biology and Lab
  • BIOL 171/171L Marine Biology—Diversity and Lab (Expired Summer 2017)
  • BIOL 275/275L Fundamentals of Microbiology and Lab
  • CHEM 100/100L Chemistry and Society and Lab
    (Renumbered and retitled from Chem 111 and 111L Chemistry for Non-Science Majors and Lab, effective Fall 2013)
  • CHEM 114/114L Introductory Chemistry and Lab
  • CHEM 124/124L General Chemistry I and Lab
  • CHEM 125/125L General Chemistry II and Lab
  • CHEM 151/151L Introductory Chemistry and Lab ​(Formerly offered as CHEM 114-114L prior to Fall 2016)​
  • CHEM 161/161L General Chemistry I and Lab ​(Formerly offered as CHEM 124-124L prior to Fall 2016)​
  • CHEM 162/162L General Chemistry II and Lab ​(Formerly offered as CHEM 125-125L prior to Fall 2016)​
  • GEOL 100/GEOL 100L or 111L Environmental Earth Science and Lab; or Environmental Earth Science and Understanding the Earth Lab
  • GEOL 100/100L or 111L Environmental Earth Science and 100 Lab; or Environmental Earth Science and 111 Lab
  • GEOL 111/111L Understanding the Earth and Lab
  • GEOL 170/111L Volcanoes and Earthquakes and 111 Lab
  • GEOL 205/111L Geology Of Hawaiian Islands and 111 Lab
  • MARE 140/140L Introduction to Hawaiian Coral Reefs and Lab
  • MARE 171/171L Marine Biology—Diversity and Lab
  • MARE 201/201L Oceanography and Lab
  • PHYS 170/170L General Physics I: Mechanics and Lab
  • PHYS 171/171L General Physics II: Electricity & Magnetism and Lab
  • PHYS 272/272L General Physics II: Electricity & Magnetism and Lab (Formerly offered as PHYS 171-171L prior to Fall 2017)​
  • PHYS 151/151L College Physics I and Lab (PHYS 151 was formerly offered as PHYS 106 prior to Fall 2017)​
  • PHYS 152/152L College Physics II and Lab ​ ​(PHYS 15​2​ was formerly offered as PHYS 10​7​ prior to Fall 2017)​

Certified lecture courses

  • AG 100 Introduction to Agricultural Sciences
  • AG 230 Sustainable Agriculture
  • AGBU 110 Microcomputing for Agriculture
  • ANSC 175 Animal Behavior
  • ANSC 254Fundamentals of Nutrition
  • AQUA 262 Introduction to Aquaculture
  • ASTR 110 General Astronomy
  • ASTR 150 Life in the Universe
  • ASTR 180 Principles of Astronomy I
  • BIOL 101 General Biology
  • BIOL 156 Natural History & Conservation of the Hawaiian Islands
  • BIOL 171 Marine Biology—Diversity (Expired Summer 2017)
  • BIOL 275 Fundamentals of Microbiology
  • CHEM 100 Chemistry and Society (Renumbered and retitled from Chem 111 Chemistry for Non-Science Majors, effective Fall 2013)
  • CHEM 114 Introductory Chemistry
  • CHEM 124 General Chemistry I
  • CHEM 125 General Chemistry II
  • CHEM 151 Introductory Chemistry ​(Formerly offered as CHEM 114 prior to Fall 2016)​
  • CHEM 161 General Chemistry I ​(Formerly offered as CHEM 124 prior to Fall 2016)​
  • CHEM 162 General Chemistry II ​(Formerly offered as CHEM 125 prior to Fall 2016)​
  • CHEM 141 Survey of Organic Chemistry and Biochemistry
  • CS 100 Principles of Computer Science
  • CS 101 Digital Tools for the Informational World
  • CS 102 MS Office Tools for Math & Science
  • CS 130 Beginning Graphics, Game Programming
  • CS 135 Introduction to Computing with Robots
  • CS 138 Introduction to Computing with Robots
  • CS 150 Introduction to Computer Science I
  • CS 201 Web Technology II
  • CS 282 Computer Competency for Business*
  • ENSC 100 Introduction to Environmental Science
  • GEOG 101 Geography and the Natural Environment
  • GEOG 120/PHYS 120 Weather & Climate of Hawaiʻi
  • GEOL 100 Environmental Earth Science
  • GEOL 111 Understanding the Earth
  • GEOL 170 Volcanoes and Earthquakes
  • GEOL 205 Geology of Hawaiian Isle
  • GEOL 300 Advanced Environmental Earth Science
  • HORT 262 Principles of Horticulture
  • KES 206 Basic Human Movement
  • KES 207 Basic Human Nutrition
  • MARE 110 Current Issues in Marine Science
  • MARE 140 Introduction to Hawaiian Coral Reefs
  • MARE 156 Natural History & Conservation of the Hawaiian Islands
  • MARE 171 Marine Biology—Diversity
  • MARE 172 Marine Biology—Cellular
  • MARE 201 Oceanography
  • MARE 282 Global Change
  • MARE 310 The Atoll Ecosystem
  • MATH 100 Survey of Math
  • MATH 104 Precalculus Math
  • MATH 104F Precalculus I: Functions
  • MATH 104G Precalculus II: Trigonometry & Geometry
  • MATH 111 MS Office Tools for Math & Science
  • MATH 115 Applied Calculus
  • MATH 140X Precalculus Math (Formerly offered as MATH 104 prior to Fall 2016)​
  • MATH 135 Precalculus I: Functions (Formerly offered as MATH 104F prior to Fall 2016)​
  • MATH 140 Precalculus II: Trigonometry & Geometry (Formerly offered as MATH 104G prior to Fall 2016)​
  • MATH 125 Applied Calculus (Formerly offered as MATH 115 prior to Fall 2016)​
  • MATH 121 Introduction to Statistics & Probability
  • MATH 205 Calculus I
  • MATH 206 Calculus II
  • MATH 231 Calculus III
  • NRES 196 Introduction to Natural Resource Management *
  • PHYS 110 Physics of Contemporary Issues *
  • PHYS 115 Physics for Liberal Arts
  • QBA 260 Business Statistics