Natural Science

With 鶹ý’s Bachelor of Science in Natural Science, you can take advantage of the growing demand for STEM graduates in research organizations, industry, and business.
Degree Type: BS

By studying the fundamentals of physical, biological, and mathematical sciences, you will gain an understanding of the scientific concepts required to explain the natural world.

You can earn two degrees through 鶹ý’s agreements with professional schools. After completing three to three-and-a-half years of undergraduate study, you can apply for admission to a professional school or master’s program. When you complete the programs, you will receive a degree from the professional school or master’s program and the BS in Natural Science from 鶹ý.

Another plus for this program is 鶹ý’s five-year option, (in conjunction with the 鶹ý Department of Education), in which you can finish your Natural Science degree, your Master of Arts in Teaching degree, and your teacher licensure preparation in just one extra year.

Program Highlights

  • Multidisciplinary focus
  • Opportunities to apply scientific methodology and techniques
  • Lab courses that provide hands-on experience with concepts taught in lectures
  • Small classes

What You’ll Study

The major requires 122 credit hours. You’ll take 鶹ý general education and liberal arts courses, School of Sciences Support Requirements, plus courses in:

  • Biology
  • Chemistry
  • Natural Science
  • Physics

Related Minor

The requires 36 credit hours in biology, chemistry, sociology, and special topics.


A degree in the field can lead to a career as a

  • Health professional such as medical doctor, physical therapist, or pharmacist
  • Research scientist
  • Teacher
  • Meteorologist
  • Clinical research associate
  • Environmental consultant
  • Lab technician in any STEM field

Is a Natural Science Major for You?

If you have interest in one or more of these areas, this major may be for you:

  • Health careers
  • Teaching
  • Research
  • Environmental issues

Meet the Faculty

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