The IQ Science course has a fall component (IQS-1) and a spring component (IQS-2); each component carries 2 units of credit. The official title for the set is Integrated BIOL/CHEM/PHYS/MATH/CMSC with Lab (abbreviated on the transcript as INTEGRTD SCI/MATH/CMSC w/LAB).
Students who complete both components will have earned four units toward graduation and will have completed the curricular equivalent of:
- BIOL 199
- CHEM 141
- CMSC 150
- MATH 231
- PHYS 131
IQ science students will be able to enroll in any upper-level science or math course that requires any of the above courses.
After completing both components of the IQ Science course, students can go on to major in biology, biochemistry and molecular biology, chemistry, physics, mathematics, or computer science. They may also choose our new Integrated Quantitative Science minor.
Students who complete only one semester will have earned 2 units toward graduation. IQS-1 will substitute for BIOL 199 for students who then go on to major in biology.
By completing one semester of the course, students will have satisfied both the Field of Study requirement in the Natural Sciences (FSNS) and the Field of Study requirement in Symbolic Reasoning (FSSR).