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The Course

The SMART program has a fall component and a spring component, each of which carries a total of 2 units of credit.  In the fall, students will take Integrated BIOL/CHEM 1 with Lab and SMART calculus 1. In the spring, students will take Integrated BIOL/CHEM 2 with Lab and SMART calculus 2.

Students who complete both components will have earned four units toward graduation and will have completed the curricular equivalent of:

  • BIOL 199
  • CHEM 141
  • MATH 211
  • MATH 212

SMART students will be able to enroll in any upper-level science or math course that requires any of the above courses.

Students who complete only one semester will have earned 2 units towards graduation. Integrated BIOL/CHEM 1 will substitute for BIOL 199 for students who then go on to major in biology. SMART calculus 1 will substitute for MATH 211.

By completing one semester of the program, students will have satisfied both the Field of Study requirement in the Natural Sciences (FSNS) and the Field of Study requirement in Symbolic Reasoning (FSSR).