Division of Natural Sciences and Mathematics

Overview

Develop critical thinking skills, gain quality leadership attributes and learn the importance of research, computer and technological literacy with a degree from this wide-ranging division. A degree opens up career and academic options ranging from the IT field to medical and dental school.

Majors & Minors

Minors

  • Actuaries are in the business of helping individuals, organizations and society to be more financially secure. In this program, you’ll learn how to identify, quantify, assess and manage risk to produce theoretically sound information in actuarial practice.

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  • From botany to microbiology, genetics to epidemiology, this degree will prepare you for professional employment and/or entry into graduate or professional schools. In cooperation with the Division of Education, you can also qualify to enter the field of biology education.

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  • Gain a solid foundation in all aspects of chemistry with state-of-the-art scientific instruments and a well-rounded curriculum that includes oral and written presentation of research. You’ll gain the knowledge and skills to pursue a range of fields, from engineering and medicine to veterinary medicine, environment law and education.

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  • The CIS program prepares you to be at the forefront of technological advancement and innovation. Courses range from applications development to electronic commerce, and cybersecurity to healthcare technology, preparing you for careers in a range of industries, as well as entrepreneurship and graduate education. You’ll also learn to understand both the benefits and the responsibilities that technological advancement affords, so you’ll think about how you can use your skills to improve the world and contribute to a better society.

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  • This interdisciplinary degree addresses a wide range of environmental concerns, with hands-on research that breaks down boundaries. You’ll prepare for a career in research, management, government service, teaching, and other areas where you can tackle environmental problems.

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  • Explore both business and information technology, and learn how to solve business problems using hardware, operating systems, networking, programming and database management. You’ll learn to use technology as a key business driver to manage corporate information technology resources.

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  • From algebra and geometry to the mathematical investigation of how investments grow over time, the mathematics program prepares you for a professional career—including mathematics education—and graduate studies.

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Minors

  • Biology Minor
  • Chemistry Minor
  • Environmental Science Minor
  • Mathematics Minor

Opportunities

Clubs & Organizations

Beta Kappa Chi National Honor Society

This club encourages and advances scientific education through original investigation, the dissemination of scientific knowledge; and the stimulation of high scholarship in pure and applied science. Membership eligibility requirements apply.

Other Opportunities

Networking and Professional Development

You’ll network with other students regionally and nationally, as well as with science professionals across the country. Other benefits include travel to workshops, science conferences and symposia. Selected students receive portfolio-building opportunities, which often lead to scholarship and professional development.