Jul 16, 2024  
2024-2025 Undergraduate Catalog 
2024-2025 Undergraduate Catalog

Honors Minor in Scientific and Quantitative Reasoning (R)

Building on the Honors College core value of curiosity, the Honors Minor in Scientific and Quantitative Reasoning incorporates a central theme exploration. That is, learning about the world through scientific and quantitative reasoning requires that new hypotheses and data form a tension with existing theory and beliefs. Quantifiable aspects of the natural world are examined in seminar-sized honors courses from disciplines including statistics, geology, chemistry, biology, and environmental science.

REAL Curriculum

This minor fulfills the R area of the REAL Curriculum. In addition to developing proficiency with scientific and quantitative reasoning skills, students will build connections with content outside of these areas as well. Students need majors and/or minors to fulfill the E, A, and L areas to complete the REAL Curriculum requirements.

General Education Requirements

General Education courses will be denoted below with a (GE). Students are required to take at least 30 credit hours of general education designated courses within their degree requirements. The Honors Minor in Scientific and Quantitative Reasoning includes 3-12 general education credits.

Minor Requirements (15 credits)

Required Courses (6 credits)

Electives (9 credits)

Nine or more credits in “R” designated honors courses, with at least 3 credit hours of GE designated coursework.

Additional Degree Requirements

A minimum 3.0 GPA is required in all honors minor coursework.

Total Credits Needed for Minor 15

Additional Information

Students can only complete one honors minor. Courses in the honors minor can count toward other major or minor requirements when permitted by the other program.