NATURAL SCIENCE & MATH FAQ

Natural Science & Math FAQ

Q? What courses are required for my major?
A: To see a list of required courses for any major in the science/math area, click on the Programs & Majors link on the Natural Science and Math web page.
Q? How do I change my major?
A: To change your major, contact the Department Chairperson at (620) 665-3438 or paramoret@hutchcc.edu.
Q? Where do I find out more about the Biotechnology program?
A: Information about the Biotechnology program is available on the Programs & Majors link on the Natural Science and Math department web page. You may also contact Dr. Rob Holmes at (620) 665-3549 or holmesr@hutchcc.edu.
Q? If I enroll in Physical Geology, do I have to take the lab?
A: The answer is NO. Physical Geology PY103 does not require that you take both the lab and the lecture. Here are your options:

1. If you want to use Physical Geology as a lab science credit toward graduation, you can enroll in the lecture PY103 and the Physical Geology lab (PY104L) in the same semester. Or you can take the lecture PY103 and then take the lab PY104L in a later semester.

2. If you do not plan to use Physical Geology as a lab science credit, you can enroll in the lecture PY103 only.

3. If you are interested in taking the lab PY104L, keep in mind that the lecture PY103 is a pre- or co-requisite for the lab, so you will have to take the lecture PY103 either before enrolling in the lab or concurrently.
Q? I already have credit for a science lecture from another institution. Can I just enroll in a lab at HCC?
A: The answer is NO. Most lab sciences at HCC have combined lecture and lab. For instance, when you enroll in General Biology BI101 it is worth 4 credit hours which combines the lecture and lab credit into one grade for the course. The lecture and lab cannot be taken in different semesters. The only exception to this rule is for Physical Geology where the lecture PY103 and lab PY104L are separate courses.
Q? Is there a prerequisite for Human Anatomy & Physiology?
A: Yes, there is a prerequisite for Human Anatomy & Physiology BI103.

To take A&P, a student must either complete a full semester of college level biology and a full semester of college level chemistry OR they must complete Basic Concepts for Allied Health Studies BI100 with a grade of C or better.