Success in a global community hinges on scientific literacy, which is the capacity to identify questions, utilize scientific methodologies, and draw evidence-based conclusions in order to make informed decisions about issues and problems that arise in everyday life. The minor in Advanced Scientific Analysis is designed to help students better understand their role in the scientific enterprise, both as consumers of information in the public arena and as researchers who generate that knowledge. Students interested in pursuing a graduate degree in behavioral science, natural science, or social science fields are encouraged to complete this program.
The Advanced Scientific Analysis minor requires 28 credit hours of coursework. All prerequisites must be completed prior to enrollment in the following courses. Co-requisites must be taken during the same semester.
It is essential that students complete BSCI 109, BSCI 200, BSCI 275, and BSCI 275-L before taking BSCI 359. Students must earn a grade of “C” or better in BSCI 308, BSCI 435, BSCI 435-L, BSCI 475, and BSCI 475-L to earn the minor in Advanced Scientific Analysis.
Those students who fail or do not successfully complete BSCI 359 will be removed from the BSCI 359/361 sequence. Students will not be allowed to register for and/or audit BSCI 361 during the following spring semester. Failing students must re-attempt the 359/361 sequence the following fall semester.