Math & Science Review for NPTS Students

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We are committed to educating our students in the fundamentals of science and math through our Tools of the Trade course.

Math and Science Review for Nonproliferation and Terrorism Studies (NPTS) Students is a two-week intensive course in science and math skills for incoming and continuing students. It is designed to provide an essential foundation for students to optimally benefit from the Nonproliferation and Terrorism Studies gateway course NPTG 8559 WMD Science and Technology, as well as other courses requiring math and science skills.

We strongly recommend this course for students with limited backgrounds in chemistry, physics and math, enrolled in the MA in Nonproliferation and Terrorism Studies (MANPTS) degree program.

Course Schedule

NO REFUNDS or CANCELLATIONS are permitted after one week to the course start date.

Students will receive NO ADDITIONAL FINANCIAL AID for these costs. For questions, please call the Financial Aid Office at (831) 647-4119.

Enrollment: New Students

  • To pay by email, fax or in person:
    • Submit the Math and Science Review Registration Form Math and Science Review Registration Form with payment to Records Office.

  • To pay by credit card:
    • Submit the Math and Science Review Registration Form Math and Science Review Registration Form to the Record's Office and then call the Cashier's Office at (831) 647-6434 to provide credit card information.

Enrollment: Continuing Students

  • Sign up for the course via Banner Web during the Summer and Fall semester registration period.

Required Book

An Introduction to Chemistry – Atoms First by Mark Bishop
ISBN 978-0-9778105-9-8

Students may purchase the book directly from the professor at a discount.

Please plan to complete assigned readings before the beginning of the first class session. Additional reading materials will be available via WebAssign.