Applied Natural Science (ANS)


ANS 510 Scientific Information Systems 1(1-0)
Techniques of the effective and efficient use of scientific literature including the general content and organization of Chemical Abstracts, Biological Abstracts, Beilstein, Current Contents, and primary literature sources; use of computerized data bases for the location of literature and patent information. *Students in the biological and chemical sciences emphasis are strongly advised to take this course in the fall semester of their first year in the program. Prerequisite: graduate standing. (F)

ANS 520 Health and Safety in the Laboratory 1(1-0)
Review of standard potential hazards encountered in the scientific laboratory including fire, chemical, biological and radiation hazards. Applicable regulations associated with the handling and disposal of hazardous materials and wastes (OSHA, EPA, RCRA, state, “Right to Know,” etc.). Sources of information regarding hazards (Material Safety Data Sheets, etc.). Control and prevention of spills and fires. Prerequisite: graduate standing. (F)

ANS 588 Internship Seminar 1(1-0)
Graduate internship presentation and examination for completion of ANS degree. Prerequisite: graduate standing. (F,S,SS)

ANS 589 Thesis Defense 1(1-0)
Thesis presentation for completion of ANS degree. Prerequisite: graduate standing. (F,S,SS)

ANS 593 Seminar 1(1-0)
An interdisciplinary seminar on topics appropriate to the application of natural sciences. Prerequisite: graduate standing and ANS 510. (S)