2018-2019 Undergraduate Catalog 
    
    Sep 28, 2021  
2018-2019 Undergraduate Catalog [Archived Catalog]

College of Natural Sciences


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Kinchel Doerner, Interim Dean
Matthew Miller, Interim Associate Dean
Heike Bücking, Interim Associate Dean
College of Natural Sciences
West Hall 227
605-688-4420

Overview

The College of Natural Sciences provides degree programs in natural and physical sciences which are the foundation to all professional, applied, and technical fields.  A degree in physics explores the physical characteristics and fundamental nature of matter.  Chemistry and biochemistry provide an understanding of the physical, structural and catalytic nature of atoms, molecules and macro-molecules.  While a degree in the biological sciences ensures the student a fundamental understanding of all life processes of all the many branches of life.  Students of the College of Natural Sciences are well prepared for advanced studies, professional, and graduate school.  Due to this broad, comprehensive education, our graduates have exceled not only in their chosen field but also in engineering, business, human science and the social sciences.   

Departments

Biology & Microbiology 
Chemistry & Biochemistry  
Geography  
Physics  

Degrees Offered

Bachelor of Science
Bachelor of Science in Biological Science
Master of Science*
Doctor of Pharmacy*

* Graduate degrees are offered in collaboration with the Graduate School. For details, see the Graduate Catalog.

Secondary Education Courses

Students planning to teach at the middle or high school level will take EDFN 101  as a pre-requisite for admission to the Pre-Residency program, which will typically start in the fall of the junior year. Students must then apply for a Residency placement for the senior year. (See the College of Education & Human Sciences  and the Department of Teaching, Learning & Leadership  for further details.)

Accreditations & Certification

  • The Chemistry programs are certified by the American Chemical Society.

Programs

Department of Biology & Microbiology

Programs

Majors
Minors
Pre-Professional Interest Areas

Department of Chemistry & Biochemistry

Programs

Majors
Minors

Department of Geography

Programs

Certificate Programs
Majors
Minors

Department of Physics

Programs

Majors
Minors

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