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Undergraduate Admissions Information
Office of Undergraduate Admissions
Madonna University
36600 Schoolcraft Road
Livonia, Michigan 48150-1176
(734) 432-5339 or (800) 852-4951, ext. 5339
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Email: admissions@madonna.edu

General Science Major: Bach Sci | General Science Major - Support: Bach Sci
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General Science Major: Bach Sci    
   Major Courses (41 cr. to be chosen)    
      BIO 1030   General Biology I 4 cr.  Fundamental biological principles and problems as they apply to molecular, cellular, and organismic levels of the biosphere. Lecture 3 hours, laboratory 3 hours. Prerequisite or corequisite: CHM 1110 or equivalent; one year each of high school biology and chemistry highly recommended. 
      BIO 1040   General Biology II 4 cr.  Fundamental biological principles and problems as they apply to evolutionary theory, biosystematics, plant structure and function, animal behavior, and ecological concepts. Lecture 3 hours, laboratory 3 hours. Prerequisite: one year each of high school biology and chemistry highly recommended; BIO 1030 recommended but not required. 
      BIO 2240    
      CHM 1110   General Chemistry I 4 cr.  Principles of chemistry, including atomic structure and periodicity, chemical bonding, stoichiometry, gas laws, solution concepts, acid-base theory, redox processes, and equilibrium. Lecture 3 hours, laboratory 3 hours. Prerequisites: one year of high school chemistry or CHM 1010 with grade of C (2.0) or better; one year of high school algebra or MTH 1040 with grade of C (2.0) or better. Two years of high school algebra highly recommended, or MTH 1040 and 1050 with grades of C (2.0) or better. 
      CHM 1610   Introduction to Life Chemistry 4 cr.  Integrated organic and biochemical principles related to normal functioning of the human body. Lecture 3 hours, laboratory 3 hours. Prerequisite: high school chemistry with graduation within the past two years, or CHM 1010 or CHM 1110 within the past two years, with a grade of C (2.0) or better, or chemistry placement test. (Does not apply toward chemistry major or minor.) 
      ESS 2160   Earth Science 4 cr.  Encompasses the rocky surface of our planet as related to the earth’s mineral and energy resources, oceans, climate, interaction with the sun, history as a member of the solar system, and fate in the hands of humanity. Includes laboratory. Interdisciplinary course designed for General Science, Integrated Science, and non-science majors. 
      ESS 3040   Oceans 3 cr.  Introduction to the whole range of human interactions with the sea; includes special emphasis oin environmental considerations and advancements associated with exploring the sea. Interdisciplinary course designed for General Science, Integrated Science, and non-science majors. 
      ESS 3290   Principles of Astronomy 4 cr.  Provides a comprehensive introduction to astronomy. Topics include the solar system, stars, galaxies, cosmology, and history of astronomy. Astronomical laboratory investigations are part of the course. Interdisciplinary course designed for non-science majors and for majors in General and Integrated Science. 
      PHY 2530   General Physics I 4 cr.  Fundamental methods of mechanics, molecular physics, heat, and sound. Opportunity for experiments at Argonne National Laboratory near Chicago. Lecture 3 hours, laboratory 3 hours. Prerequisites: MTH 1050 and MTH 1060, or MTH 1210, or the equivalent; or departmental approval. (Offered Fall Semester.) 
      PHY 2540   General Physics II 4 cr.  Fundamental methods and principles of magnetism, electricity, optics, light, and atomic physics. Opportunity for experiments at Argonne National Laboratory near Chicago. Lecture 3 hours, laboratory 3 hours. Prerequisites: MTH 1050 and MTH 1060, or MTH 1210, or the equivalent; or departmental approval. (Offered Winter Semester.) 
      GSC 4950   Senior Seminar 2 cr.  Preparation and presentation of a scientific paper. Taken by general science majors with senior status as a requirement for graduation; to be taken in the final six hours of the program. 
General Science Major - Support: Bach Sci    
   Support Courses (5 cr. to be chosen)    
      MTH 1050 & 1060 Option (7 cr. to be chosen)    
         MTH 1050   College Algebra 4 cr.  Second course in algebra, designed to help students develop appropriate skills with algebraic concepts and processes needed for later courses. Emphasizes problem solving, multiple representations of functions, and the use of a graphing calculator. Topics include linear, quadratic, rational, and logarithmic functions. Prerequisite: two years of high school algebra, MTH 1040, or placement test. Does not apply toward mathematics major or minor. 
         MTH 1060   Trigonometry 3 cr.  Study of trigonometric functions, their properties, inverses and graphs; trigonometric ratios, the solutions of triangles; basic identities; the sum and difference formulas; trigonometric equations. Geometric vectors and operations with complex numbers are introduced. Prerequisite: MTH 1050 or equivalent. Does not apply toward mathematics major or minor. 
      MTH 1210   Precalculus 5 cr.  Focus on a study of functions, their inverses, graphs, and properties. Specifically, polynomial, rational, exponential, logarithmic, and trigonometric functions are explored. Students solve equations and real-world problems involving these functions. Graphing calculators are an integral part of the course. Prerequisites: two years of high school algebra within the last two years or MTH 1050. 
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