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Interdisciplinary Science

Why Interdisciplinary Science at Coe?

The interdisciplinary science major provides a foundation in the natural sciences and is useful to students whose interests span more than one science discipline. The major is suitable for those considering

  • a professional program such as medicine, dentistry, veterinary medicine, engineering and pharmacy
  • an interdisciplinary field such as neuroscience, biophysics, materials science, data science, agricultural or food science
  • a law, business, or public relations program that requires grounding in environmental, social and science policy issues
  • teaching science at the secondary school level
  • a career writing about science, technology or society

To complete a major in interdisciplinary science, a student needs to complete a minimum of 11 course credits from the natural science areas of biology, chemistry, mathematics and physics. At least five of these course credits must be above the introductory level. 

  • Five course credits in one of the four natural science areas (biology, chemistry, mathematics, physics)
  • Four course credits in a second natural science area
  • Two course credits in a third natural science area

Students interested in the general science major are strongly encouraged to communicate with Dr. Steve Singleton, professor of chemistry and the administrative coordinator for the interdisciplinary science major. He can be reached via email at: