The Physical Sciences Collegiate Division (PSCD) is where two major areas of intellectual exploration—physical and mathematical sciences—come together to help students better understand the physical world from multiple perspectives, ranging from the smallest chemical compounds to the densest stars.
The goal of general education in the physical sciences is to engender in the student the ability to understand and assess our understanding of the physical world.
The general education requirement in the mathematical sciences present broadly applicable techniques for formulating, analyzing, and solving problems, and for evaluating proposed solutions.
With Course Clusters, College students can focus the elective courses they take to gain a better understanding of specific topics—like climate change, economic history, or inequality—by studying them through the lens of such diverse disciplines as geophysical sciences, art history, and public policy.
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