The Department of Natural Sciences offers a challenging curriculum in biology or chemistry that leads to the Bachelor of Science degree. Also, in cooperation with the Department of Education, the Department of Natural Sciences offers courses that certify graduates to teach science in secondary schools. The department provides classes and support activities that prepare students for standardized tests required for successful program completion and entry into graduate and professional schools. Classes are also offered in the Department for non-majors to complete general physical and life science requirements.
Graduates with a degree in biology or chemistry are prepared for positions in industrial, academic, or government laboratories; or for entry into graduate or professional schools to train for careers in academics, medicine, dentistry, optometry, pharmacy, physical therapy, public health, veterinary medicine, or other allied health professions. Additional areas graduates may choose to pursue as careers include civil and mechanical engineering, meteorology, epidemiology, and health administration. Students majoring in chemistry will also be prepared to pursue graduate degrees in forensic sciences.