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Biological Sciences

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Biological Sciences Programs of Study

Undergraduate Majors: 

  • Biology
  • Biochemistry [Fall 2020 and previous years only]
  • Cell, Molecular and Developmental Biology
  • Chemical Biology and Biochemistry
  • Ecology, Evolution and Environmental Biology
  • Genetic 
  • Microbiology
  • Health and Disease
  • Neurobiology and Physiology
  • Science Education - Biology Concentration

Graduate Program

Pre-Professional Options


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Chemistry Undergraduate Program

Undergraduate Programs:

  • Chemistry
  • Chemical Biology and Biochemistry
  • ACS Chemistry
  • ACS Biochemistry

Graduate Programs

  • Analytical Chemistry
  • Inorganic Chemistry
  • Organic Chemistry
  • Physical Chemistry
  • Chemical Education
  • Biological Chemistry

Pre-Professional Options

Computer Science

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Computer Sciences Bachelor Requirements

Undergraduate tracks

  • Computational Science and Engineering
  • Computer Graphics and Visualization
  • Database and Information Systems
  • Foundations of Computer Science
  • Machine Intelligence
  • Programming languages
  • Security
  • Software Engineering
  • Systems Programming

Graduate programs


Earth, Atmospheric and Planetary Sciences

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Earth, Atmospheric and Planetary Sciences Programs of Study

  • Atmospheric Science
  • Environmental Geoscience
  • Geology and Geophysics
  • Planetary Sciences

Graduate Programs:

  • Atmosphere Surface Interactions
  • Climate and Extreme Weather Research
  • Planetary Research



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Mathematics Undergraduate Program

  • Applied Mathematics
  • Business Mathematics
  • Core Mathematics
  • Data Science - Mathematics
  • Mathematics/Computer Science
  • Mathematics Education
  • Mathematics/Statistics
  • Actuarial Science



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Physics Programs of Study:

  • Physics
  • Physics Honors
  • Applied Physics
  • Applied Physics - Honors



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Statistics Programs of Study:

  • Applied Statistics
  • Statistics with Math Emphasis
  • Data Science - Statistics
  • Actuarial Science

Science Education

A College of Science degree in Science Education prepares future science teachers for certification at the middle and high school level. Students customize their focus by selecting a major area of study in biology, chemistry, physics, or earth and space science within an interdisciplinary science framework. The Science Education degree ensures students are thoroughly educated in their content discipline and modern theories of learning and education. Graduates are in high demand as STEM education and careers continue to grow in demand.

Interdisciplinary Science

The interdisciplinary science major is designed to provide College of Science students with a broad base in the sciences. By combining a primary area of science study, an interdisciplinary science core, a supporting area of academic interest and the core curriculum shared by all College of Science programs, students explore how the disciplines of science come together to identify and solve scientific challenges. Students customize the major by selecting a departmental or interdepartmental primary area based in science and a supporting area that complements or enhances the primary area. This supporting area may be an approved minor from any college or school at the University or a concentration of 18 credits of courses with a unifying theme. There is a primary area representing each department in the College of Science, however, cross-disciplinary areas may be explored and added as appropriate. With the help of either a faculty member or an academic advisor, students are encouraged to petition for approval of their supporting area.

The Interdisciplinary Science Major is designed to give a student a broad base in the sciences with more depth in a Primary Area of Science and a Supporting Area, usually outside of Science. The Core courses are common across the major but the student customizes the major by selecting a departmental or interdepartmental Primary Area based in Science and a Supporting Area which may come from any college or school at the University. There is a Primary Area representing each department in the College of Science and cross-disciplinary areas will be explored and added as appropriate. Several Supporting Areas will be suggested and a student may petition for approval of others.

Students completing the interdisciplinary science major have gone on to a variety of careers - some in, and others out of, the world of science. These careers include medicine, lay and other advanced-study professions, scientific sales, technical and scientific writing, computer programming and engineering.

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