Natural Sciences Minor Program Requirements

These requirements are from an excerpt from the University Academic Catalog, which outlines the requirements for a student to earn the distinction of being a Castleton University graduate. The complete catalog is available online.

This minor is offered by the Natural Sciences Department. The minor can be earned by completing at least 20 credits in any combination of Biology, Chemistry, Geology, and Physics courses of which no more than eight credits may be below the 2000 level in a single discipline.

(This minor is not available to Natural Sciences majors, i.e. students majoring in Biology, Chemistry, Ecological Studies, Environmental Science, Exercise & Sports Science, Geology, or Health Science.)


Most laboratory science courses require payments of materials and field trip charges in addition to any textbooks or lab manuals. Also, in laboratory science courses, the ratio of lab hours to lecture hours varies.