All UO students must complete at least 15 credits in Science group-satisfying courses. These courses are noted with a ">3" or "SCI." Of the 15 credits required, at least two courses must be from the same subject code. No more than three may be from the same subject code. Track your progress with your Degree Audit Report onDuckWeb.
A lab-based science course is not required. Most journalism students opt for a lecture-based science course from subject codes such as anthropology (ANTH), astronomy (ASTR), biology (BI), geography (GEOG), geology (GEOL), human physiology (HPHY) or psychology (PSY).
Note: not every course from a science department is a science group-satisfying course. Some departments such as anthropology or psychology offer both science AND social science courses. Look for the >3 or SCI notation next to the course title or consult the registrar's office group satisfying chart to ensure you are registering for the right course.
Journalism students are advised to "double-dip" their science group requirement with the Three Additional Blockmajor requirement. One additional block is automatically achieved when you take at least two science courses from the same subject code. A second additional block may be achieved if you make sure your third and fourth science courses are also from the same subject code.
In other words, instead of taking ASTR, ASTR, BI and GEOG, take ASTR, ASTR, BI and BI. Or BI, BI, GEOG and GEOG.