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The Department of Natural Sciences has 915 students and had 101 students graduate from the program in the past year. The department is composed of 28 full time faculty members in the disciplines of Biology, Chemistry, Geology, and Physics. The department offers more than 30 different undergraduate degrees that draw upon the breadth of these scientific disciplines and emphasizes the interdisciplinary nature of modern science. The department offers an interdisciplinary program in Nanoscale Science, numerous preprofessional programs, a variety of undergraduate programs designed to prepare students for scientific careers or graduate school, and master’s programs in Biology and Science Education.

 

The department places an emphasis upon the following:

  • High quality instruction for students pursuing undergraduate and graduate degrees in the sciences
  • General education course work that introduces students to fundamental scientific principles and promotes scientific literacy
  • Relevant laboratory and field work experiences that expose students to hands on learning opportunities
  • Research opportunities for undergraduate and graduate students that develop their appreciation of the scientific method
  •  Faculty – student interactions through instruction, mentorship, and advisement