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Franklin College Physical Sciences Requirement

Franklin College Requirement: One course

The Franklin College Physical Sciences requirement can be satisfied by any course taught from or cross-listed with Astronomy (ASTR), Chemistry (CHEM), Geology (GEOL) and Physics (PHYS). 

The course must be at least 3 hours and taught at the undergraduate level (1000-5999). Except for Multicultural selections, no course may be used to satisfy more than one Franklin College Requirement.

Additionally, the following courses may be used towards the completion of this requirement.

*Courses with an asterisk could be used to satisfy a different Franklin College requirement instead. The student must choose which requirement the course will satisfy.


All 3-hour, 1000-5999 ASTR courses


GEOG(ATSC)1112 Introduction to Weather and Climate

ATSC(GEOG)3110 Climatology

ATSC(GEOG)4120 Synoptic Meteorology and Climatology

ATSC(GEOG)4160 Applied Climatology in the Urban Environment


All 3-hour, 1000-5999 CHEM courses


GEOG1111 Introduction to Physical Geography

GEOG(ATSC)1112 Introduction to Weather and Climate

GEOG1113 Introduction to Landforms

GEOG1125* Resources, Society, and the Environmen

GEOG2110H Introduction to Physical Geography (Honors)

GEOG2120H Introduction to Weather and Climate (Honors)

GEOG2250H* Resources, Society, and the Environment (Honors)

GEOG3010 General Geomorphology

ATSC(GEOG)3110 Climatology

GEOG3210 Biogeography

GEOG3510 Cartography and Graphics

GEOG4020 Fluvial Geomorphology

GEOG4030 Geomorphology and Environmental Change in Karst and Arid Environments

GEOG4040 Global Environmental Change During the Quaternary

GEOG4060 Field Methods: Environmental Monitoring and Assessment

ATSC(GEOG)4120 Synoptic Meteorology and Climatology

ATSC(GEOG)4160 Applied Climatology in the Urban Environment

GEOG4220 Ecological Biogeography

GEOG(PBIO)4240 Plant Geography


All 3-hour, 1000-5999 GEOL courses


MARS1010 The Marine Environment

MARS1011 Introduction to the Marine Environment

MARS1030 Migrations in the Sea

MARS1030H Migrations in the Sea (Honors)


GEOG(PBIO)4240 Plant Geography


All 3-hour, 1000-5999 PHYS courses


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updated 5/21/2021

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