Courses in L&S Natural Science programs numbered 300 or above automatically count towards the L&S Advanced Natural Science requirement.

L&S Natural Sciences programs include:

  • Actuarial Science (ACTSCI)
  • Astronomy (ASTRON)
  • Biological Sciences (BIO SCI)
  • Chemistry and Biochemistry (CHEM)
  • Geosciences (GEO SCI)
  • L&S Natural Sciences (L&S NS)
  • Mathematical Sciences (MATH)
  • Mathematical Statistics (MTHSTAT)
  • Physics (PHYSICS)

Courses numbered 300 or above in the following areas also fulfill the L&S Advanced Natural Science requirement:

  • Conservation and Environmental Sciences (CES) (excluding CES 461)
  • Freshwater Sciences (FRSHWTR) (only through 2009)

Courses numbered 300 or above in Atmospheric Science may fulfill L&S Advanced Natural Science courses with the following conditions:

  • For all students, Atmospheric Science courses numbered 300 or above taken before Fall 2022 count as L&S Advanced Natural Sciences.
  • For students who declared the major in Atmospheric Science before Fall 2022, or took ATM SCI 240 before Fall 2022 and later declared the major in Atmospheric Science, Atmospheric Science courses numbered 300 or above taken in Fall 2022 or later may count toward the L&S Advanced Natural Sciences requirement.

Other courses fulfilling the L&S Advanced Natural Science requirement are listed below.

Coding Key


   Also applies towards Humanities (HU) General Education Requirement.


   Also applies towards the Natural Sciences (NS) General Education Requirement.


   Also applies towards the Natural Sciences Lab (NS+) General Education Requirement.


   Also applies towards the Oral and Written Communication Part B (OWCB) General Education Requirement.


   Also applies towards the Quantitative Literacy Part B (QLB) General Education Requirement.


   Also applies towards Social Sciences (SS) General Education Requirement.


ANTHRO 301Human Evolution and Variation NS+3
ANTHRO 402Primate Evolution NS3
ANTHRO 403The Human Skeleton NS3
ANTHRO 530Paleoethnobotany: Introduction & Lab Methods3


GEOG 306Natural Hazards NS3
GEOG 310General Climatology3
GEOG 340Biogeography3
GEOG 403Remote Sensing: Environmental and Land Use Analysis4
GEOG 415Hydrogeography3
GEOG 450Climates of the Past and Climate Change3
GEOG 515Watershed Analysis and Modeling3
GEOG 520Physical Geography of the City3
GEOG 525Geographic Information Science4
GEOG 547Spatial Analysis4
GEOG 625Intermediate Geographic Information Science4
GEOG 696Independent Work in Physical Geography1-3


PSYCH 433Neuropsychology3
PSYCH 454Psychopharmacology and Addiction3
PSYCH 503Perception3
PSYCH 510Advanced Psychological Statistics3
PSYCH 610Experimental Design3
PSYCH 611Current Topics: (Brain Injury and Recovery)3
PSYCH 611Current Topics: (Cellular and Molecular Neuroscience)3
PSYCH 611Current Topics: (Seminar in Visual Cognition)3
PSYCH 611Current Topics: (Sleep, Brain Rhythms, and Memory)3
PSYCH 611Current Topics: (Cannabis and the Brain)3
PSYCH 611Current Topics: (Neurobiology of Stress)3
PSYCH 611Current Topics: (Adv Topics: Molec/Cell/Behavio Neuroscience)1-4
PSYCH 611Current Topics: (fMRI Study Design & Analysis)1-4
PSYCH 623Perceptual Processes4
PSYCH 627Cognitive Neuroscience3
PSYCH 645Hormones and Behavior3
PSYCH 654Advanced Behavioral Neuroscience4
PSYCH 656Psychophysiology4
PSYCH 657Neurobiology of Learning and Memory3
PSYCH 680Psychology of Aging3
PSYCH 682The Aging Brain3