Natural Sciences

The Department of Natural Sciences prepares students

  • for employment and for graduate and professional programs with direct applications in many fields, particularly botany, zoology, chemistry, conservation, research, and in the health sciences through the athletic training program and the minor in pre-professional studies;
  • to teach biology or chemistry in the secondary school.

Students should add the Pre-professional Studies minor if they plan to attend any health sciences professional or post-baccalaureate program including medicine, dentistry, pharmacy, physician's assistant, and veterinary science. This minor is most appropriate for biology and chemistry majors. This minor is not available to zoology majors because these courses are included in the major.