Technical and Analytical Skills in the Natural Sciences Minor

The Technical & Analytical Skills minor consists of 20 - 22 credits and a suite of courses that emphasize technical and analytical skills (statistics, computer applications and programming, Geographic Information Systems, Web management. course-specific laboratory techniques) in the Natural Sciences. The minor is designed for all students who plan to enter technical fields or graduate programs in the Natural Sciences. The minor is NOT recommended for students planning to enter professional school (medical, dental, etc.).

The following is required:

Student Learning Outcomes

  • Computer-based skills (software applications and/or computer programming)
  • Critical thinking
  • Problem solving
  • Analytical Reasoning
  • Communication skills
  • Understanding of the scientific method