- These courses can be taken at any accredited institution within the United States and must appear on a transcript. Classes taken at the high school level are not eligible to meet this requirement, with the exception of advanced placement (AP) courses that appear for credit on your college/university transcript. Coursework from massive open online courses (MOOCs) is not accepted.
- These courses may be taken online and a lab component is not required.
- These courses must be worth a minimum of 3 credit hours each.
- You must earn a passing grade (C- or better) for these courses.
- Statistics. One stand-alone statistics course. Research methodology courses in a CSD program may not fulfill this requirement.
- Biology. One biological science course, which could include the following content areas: general, cellular, molecular, neurobiology, cybernetics biology, bioscience, ecology, cytology, embryology, evolutionism, genetics, microbiology, morphology, physiology, radiobiology, or sociobiology.
- Physical Science. (Physical science must be met through chemistry or physics). Must be met through chemistry or physics only. Possible content areas for physics include: basic principles of physics for non-majors, basic principles of mechanics, sound, thermodynamics and statistical mechanics, electricity and magnetism, and energy. Content areas for chemistry include functional groups and important biological molecules, chemical principles in human or animal physiology (i.e., organic chemistry), atomic structure, chemical bonding, radioactivity, behavior of gases and solutions, behavior of acid and bases, and hydrocarbons.
- Social or behavioral sciences. Possible content areas include: anthropology, ethnic and cultural studies, archaeology, economics, gender and sexuality studies, geography, political science, psychology, psychobiology, criminology, and cognitive science.