The science and theology minor provides students with a greater depth in the philosophy and history of science than is available in a standard science curriculum. This affords the student a rich background and context to best integrate science and theology. The minor is an 18-unit program for students who are chemistry, physics, engineering or biology department majors. It can also be taken by non-science majors with the addition of 20 specified science units.
Note: This list is intended to give you a quick glimpse into the program’s academic offerings, and should not be used as a guide for course selection or academic advising. For official program requirements, see the course catalog.
A science and theology minor is available to students who declare a chemistry, physics, engineering or biology major.
|BBST 312||Principles of Interpretation|
Methods and principles for interpreting Scripture throughout church history and the present era. Theory is applied to texts with an emphasis on the grammatical-historical method.
|BBST 320||Methods of Bible Study|
Essentials of inductive Bible study will be applied to Old and New Testament genres of literature in order to equip the student with skills for observation, interpretation, application, and edification.
Mosaic authorship, historical and cultural backdrop, themes, theological issues, literary structure and content.
|BBST 465||Integration Seminar|
Senior level capstone seminar in which the student will search the Bible and the literature dealing with the topic(s) under discussion in the course leading to the discovery of means whereby the subject area may be 'integrated' with Biblical truth. The results of the research will be incorporated in a paper or project which will be critiqued by the seminar members and by the professor. Notes: May be taken for a total of 6 credits counted toward graduation with different content.
|BIOS 111||Fundamentals of Cellular and Molecular Biology|
Introductory course for majors emphasizing the principles of cellular and molecular biology, genetics, and development.
|BIOS 112||Fundamentals of Organismal Biology|
Introductory course for biological science majors emphasizing the principles of systematics and biodiversity, population genetics and origins theories, ecology, and anatomy and physiology. Notes: Approved for Core Curriculum Science credit.
|BIOS 113||Fundamentals of Cellular and Molecular Biology Laboratory|
This laboratory accompanies BIOS 111 and is divided between observational and experimental approaches, with emphasis on the collection and interpretation of quantitative data. Frequent lab discussion of relevant issues and literature will be included.
|BIOS 114||Fundamentals of Organismal Biology Laboratory|
This laboratory, which accompanies BIOS 114, will involve dissection as well as experimentation. A field project involving the La Mirada Creek is included. Notes: Approved for Core Curriculum Science credit.
|CHEM 105||General Chemistry I|
Principles and theories of the structure and properties of matter including stoichiometry, atomic theory, the periodic table, chemical bonding, molecular structure, nomenclature, chemical reactions, states of matter, gas laws and solutions. Prerequisites: Passing score on Chemistry Placement Exam; or CHEM 092, CHEM 104, or CHEM 107 with at least a "B-".
|CHEM 120||Principles of Organic and Biochemistry|
Chemical bonding, structure, properties and reactivity applied to organic and biochemical compounds. Includes basic metabolic processes with application to medicine and health.
|HIST 208||World Civilizations II|
Highlights in the development of World civilization with an overview of Western, Asian, African and Latin American civilizations since 1500. Examination of comparative cultural contributions made in the arts, sciences, government and religions. Includes regional geographic studies. Lecture/Lab Hours: Three hours lecture, one hour discussion. Notes: Approved for Core Curriculum World History credit.
|PHIL 214||Introduction to Philosophy|
A general introduction to the nature, problems, methods, concepts, and divisions of philosophy. Notes: Approved for Core Curriculum Philosophy credit.
|PHSC 111||Physics I|
A study of mechanics, heat and sound. Intended for non-Physical Science majors. Principles are treated quantitatively but without a calculus requirement. Prerequisites: Passing score on the Physics Placement Exam or PHSC 092 with a grade of "C" or better. Lecture/Lab Hours: Three hours lecture, one hour recitation weekly. Notes: Approved for Core Curriculum Science credit.
|PHSC 112||Physics II|
Continued from Physics I; includes electricity, magnetism, elementary circuits, optics, and modern physics. Prerequisites: PHSC 111, PHSC 117. Lecture/Lab Hours: Three hours lecture, one hour recitation weekly.
|PHSC 117||Physics I Laboratory|
Application of the laws and theories of mechanics, heat and sound through experiment. Laboratory to accompany Physics I. Lecture/Lab Hours: Three hours laboratory weekly. Notes: Approved for Core Curriculum Science credit.
|PHSC 118||Physics II Laboratory|
Application of the laws and theories of electricity, magnetism, circuits and optics through experiment. Laboratory to accompany Physics II. Lecture/Lab Hours: Three hours laboratory weekly.
|PHSC 132||General Physics I: Mechanics and Heat|
Basic principles of physics emphasizing Newtonian mechanics; conservation of energy and momentum; oscillations, fluids and thermodynamics. Prerequisites: MATH 105 (concurrent registration permitted). Passing score on the Physics Placement Exam or PHSC 092 with a grade of "B" or better. Lecture/Lab Hours: Three hours lecture, one hour recitation, weekly. Notes: Primarily for Physical Science and Engineering Physics majors. Approved for Core Curriculum Science credit.
|PHSC 134||General Physics I Laboratory|
The application of the laws and theories of mechanics and thermodynamics through experiment. Lecture/Lab Hours: Three hours of laboratory weekly. Notes: Approved for Core Curriculum Science credit.
|PHSC 233||General Physics II: Electricity and Magnetism|
Introduction to electrostatics, conductors and currents, magnetic fields, and Maxwell's equations. Prerequisites: PHSC 132, PHSC 134. Lecture/Lab Hours: Three hours lecture, one hour recitation, weekly. Notes: Primarily for Physical Science and Engineering Physics majors.
|PHSC 234||General Physics III: Waves, Optics and Modern Physics|
Wave theory, sound, geometric optics, interference and diffraction, relativity, wave properties of particles, and introduction to quantum physics. Prerequisites: PHSC 233, PHSC 237.
|PHSC 237||General Physics II Laboratory|
The application of the laws and theories of electricity and magnetism through experiment. Lecture/Lab Hours: Three hours laboratory weekly.
|PHSC 401||History of Science|
A survey of the history of science with analysis of science as a way of knowing the world. Emphasis on how human culture shapes scientific practice. Notes: Does not count towards the major.
|PHSC 402||Philosophy of Science|
A survey and analysis of the philosophical methods that the sciences use as a way of knowing the world. Notes: Does not count towards the major.