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Biological Sciences

The Biological Sciences Department offers bachelor’s degree programs in Biotechnology, Environmental Biology, and Biology with subplans in Botany, General Biology, Microbiology and Zoology. In addition, minors in Botany, Microbiology, and Zoology are offered, and the department participates in interdisciplinary minors in Comparative System Analysis, Environmental Health Specialist, and Physiology.

Chemistry and Biochemistry

Chemistry and Biochemistry

The Bachelor of Science degree in Chemistry offered by the Department has three possible Options in order to permit students to tailor their curriculum choices to best fit their career goals. The three options are: Chemistry, Industrial Chemistry and Biochemistry.  The degree program with the Chemistry option leads to a degree certified by the American Chemical Society.

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Computer Science

The Computer Science program blends practice and theory in both hardware and software, and it provides an excellent foundation in computer languages, computer architecture, large-scale system software and the design, analysis, and application of many types of algorithms.

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Geological Sciences

The Geological Sciences Department offers diverse and modern BS and MS degree programs to produce graduates who understand the science behind active Earth processes and bring quantitative problem-solving skills to the table in an interdisciplinary work environment. The curriculum balances classroom theory, modern technology and laboratory application with field experiences that incorporate industry-standard equipment, and offers opportunities for faculty-mentored research.

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Kinesiology and Health Promotion

The department offers an undergraduate curriculum divided into three subplans: pedagogy, exercise science, and health promotion. These subplans are designed to meet a variety of student needs and interests.

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Mathematics and Statistics

The Department of Mathematics and Statistics offers a flexible major program which may be adapted to serve a variety of needs and interests. Students may develop elective patterns which will prepare them for entry into employment in industry and government.

Physics and Astronomy

Physics and Astronomy

The major in physics prepares students for careers as physicists with industry, government, university laboratories, and in teaching. Through suitably chosen electives, students may emphasize the interdisciplinary areas of biophysics, astrophysics, computational physics, health physics, geophysics, physical chemistry, engineering or mathematics.  In addition, minors in Astronomy, Biophysics, and Physics are offered.