Undergraduate Student Handbook

Natural Science Courses

The following courses can be used to fulfill the science requirement.

Astronomy and Astrophysics: 12, 111, 211 (formerly called ASTR 011), 250, 392, 410, 411, 412 (Note: Astronomy 1 may not be taken by Penn Engineering students. Other courses numbered below Astronomy 11 can be taken as free electives only.)
Biochemistry: Any course
Bioengineering: 305, 505, 513
Biological Basis of Behavior: Any course except 010, 050, 060 and 227
Biology: 91, 92 and any course numbered above 100 except 130, 446, and 544
Biophysics: Any course
Cellular and Molecular Biology: Any course
Chemistry: Any course except Chem 11, 12, 22, 23;(Note that AP credit for CHEM 091 is accepted in some curricula in lieu of CHEM 101 - check with your Undergraduate Curriculum Chair.)
Engineering and Applied Science: 210
Genomics and Computational Biology: Any course

Geology: 109, 130 and any course above 200

Materials Science Engineering**: MSE 221 (Only CBE Majors may count this as a Natural Science or Engineering elective.

** Note: MSE 215, 221, 260, 330, 430 may be counted as Natural Science or Engineering if taken prior to Spring 2015.

Mechanical Engineering and Applied Mechanics: 110*, 147 *
Physics: 050, 051, 093, 094, 140, 141, and courses numbered 150 and above, except 500

Freshman Seminar courses can not be used to fulfill the natural science requirement.

* If MEAM 110 and MEAM 147 is taken, PHYS150 is not allowed since these are equivalent.

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