2021-2022 Catalog 
    
    Aug 08, 2022  
2021-2022 Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Science Management Major


Major Requirements


The major in Science Management requires a minimum of 18 courses, distributed as follows:

1. Core Program (minimum of 13 courses)


Note:

Students who wish to specialize in the Physics track have the option of taking PHYS 030L KS /PHYS 031L KS  or PHYS 033L KS /PHYS 034L KS  in lieu of Biology for their Core Program.

Mathematics (1 course)


Project Management Fundamentals (1 course)


One course selected from:

Senior Thesis (1 or 2 courses)


Majors must complete a thesis as the capstone requirement to the major.

Options include either a 2-semester Team Master’s Project (TMP) or a 1- or 2-semester thesis in biology, chemistry, or physics. All students, including those participating in TMP, must enroll in the appropriate Keck Science thesis course. For further information, see Senior Thesis in Science, below.

2. Areas of Concentration (minimum of 5 courses)


All majors must complete an area of concentration track with a minimum of five courses. Representative examples are listed below, although students may also construct their own track in consultation with the Science Management advisor.

G. Public Health Track


Courses must be selected from 3 of the 5 fields list below. Please note that some of these courses have prerequisites outside of the GE/Core program of this major.

Psychology

Sociology

  • ANTH002  PZ - Introduction to Sociocultural Anthropology
  • CHLT110 CH - Latinx Community Health 
  • CHLT153  PZ - Rural and Urban Social Movements
  • ONT 101  PZ - Critical Community Studies
  • PHIL155  SC - Ethics of the Beginning and End of Life
  • SOC 086  PZ - Social Inequality
  • SOC 120  PZ - Sex Politics
  • SOC 170  PZ - Internship: Sociology of Health and Medicine

Senior Thesis in Science


The senior thesis is a general education requirement and the capstone experience of a student’s undergraduate education. Students must complete a senior thesis in at least one of their majors under supervision of a faculty reader who teaches within that major, unless granted a special exception.

Science majors have the following senior thesis options. Refer to the major requirements above for major-specific senior thesis requirements.

1-Semester Library Thesis without Lab (1 course, 1 credit)


Students interested in a 1-semester library thesis without lab complete an extensive library research thesis in the 1st or 2nd semester of the senior year, chosen from:

Note:


The Senior Thesis Research Project course (188L) or the Summer Research Project course (189L) may  not be counted as elective courses in the major.

Special Options for Majors in Science


Dual Major in Science


Students selecting a dual major including science should discuss their program requirements with the conveners of the appropriate programs. Usually up to 2 electives in science may be waived for dual majors including science. Unless otherwise specified above or exempted by the appropriate convener of the Keck Science Department, science students with dual majors are required to complete a 1- or 2-semester thesis in science.

Honors in Science


To be eligible for departmental honors in a science major, students must:

  • Achieve a minimum GPA of 3.5 in courses in the major;
  • Complete a 1- or 2-semester thesis project in which the student has demonstrated excellence by making a significant contribution to the progress of the research, by producing a thesis document judged to be of honors quality by the department, by presenting the work in a cogent fashion, and by engaging in the departmental seminar program.

Study Abroad for Science Majors


The Keck Science Department supports study abroad for science majors, however majors need to be aware that spending a semester off-campus requires careful advanced planning and program selection. Science majors interested in study abroad should discuss their interest with their major advisors as soon as possible.

General Education Requirement Information for Science Management Majors


General Education Requirement in Science

Every CMC student must complete one (1) laboratory science course offered by the Keck Science Department or elsewhere within the Claremont Consortium. This requirement must by satisfied by the end of the 2nd year at CMC.

General Education Requirements in the Social Sciences and the Humanities

For the general education requirements in the Social Sciences, Science Management majors must complete three social science courses, as follows:

For the general education requirements in the Humanities, Science Management majors must complete appropriate courses in two of the four areas. A general education course in philosophy or a FHS course taught by a philosophy faculty member may serve as the prerequisite to the philosophy options in the Science Management major ethics requirement.

Student Learning Outcomes of the Program in Science Management


  1. Master the principles in their specific sequence/track (molecular biology, environmental biology, chemistry, physics, or other fields) and acquire the ability to apply them to solving problems including research questions.
  2. Master the fundamental principles of economics and accounting.
  3. Gain experience in the world outside the classroom.