Department of Natural Sciences

Students in lab

The Department of Natural Sciences includes all programs in biology, biochemistry, chemistry and physics. It offers an interdisciplinary approach to foundational courses leading to success for students to complete their majors.

Our Programs

Degrees and Programs Degree type
Acoustics
Bachelor Concentration Minor Master Online Master Certificate Online Certificate
Minor
Applied Biology
Bachelor Concentration Minor Master Online Master Certificate Online Certificate
Bachelor
Applied Physics
Bachelor Concentration Minor Master Online Master Certificate Online Certificate
Bachelor Minor
Biochemistry
Bachelor Concentration Minor Master Online Master Certificate Online Certificate
Bachelor
Chemistry
Bachelor Concentration Minor Master Online Master Certificate Online Certificate
Bachelor
Engineering Physics
Bachelor Concentration Minor Master Online Master Certificate Online Certificate
Bachelor
Pre-Med Course of Study
Bachelor Concentration Minor Master Online Master Certificate Online Certificate
Minor

 

Core Labs

The Department of Natural Sciences offers labs that give students hands-on experience with theory learned in foundational courses for all degree programs.

Principles of Chemistry Lab

This lab introduces chemical concepts and principles, and teaches the skills of data collection and evaluation.

Newtonian Mechanics Laboratory

Lab activities explore position, velocity, acceleration, force, momentum and energy.

Electricity and Magnetism Laboratory

This lab investigates the physics of electricity and magnetism and includes a practical study of electric potential and electric current.

 

Elective Labs

Natural Sciences offer a variety of labs that expand on knowledge and hands-on experience that students gain throughout their academic pursuit.

Industrial Organic Chemistry  

This lab covers safety aspects of organic chemistry, the reactions of organic functional groups and identification of organic chemicals and polymers.

Optics

This lab investigates optical component analysis, ray tracing, interferometry, diffraction, polarization, interference, optical fibers and other special topics.

General Biology

This lab focuses on areas of basic biology including basic biochemistry, cells, cell division, classification of organisms, populations, communities, biomes, and single-cell and multicellular organisms.

Meet Our Faculty