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Earn Your BS in Natural Sciences Online

Science is the basis for problem solving, informed decision-making, and the development of new technologies. Study of the natural sciences integrates multiple scientific disciplines and a variety of perspectives. The Bachelor of Science in Natural Sciences at American Public University (APU) provides a comprehensive exploration of biology, chemistry, physics, mathematics, and earth science.

APU’s programs are online with 24/7 access and no set login times. At APU, there are no entrance exams and classes start every month, so you can begin quickly and control your schedule. Ask us about transfer credit opportunities to help you save time and money in completing your degree.

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Part of American Public University System, accredited by the Higher Learning Commission (hlcommission.org), an institutional accreditation agency recognized by the U.S. Department of Education.

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* All U.S. active-duty servicemembers, National Guard members, Reservists, and military families, (parents, spouses, legal partners, siblings, and dependents) are eligible for the Preferred Military Rate of $250/credit hour for undergraduate and $290/credit hour for master’s-level courses. The Preferred Military Rate, which is applied automatically, supersedes all other university grants and special rates, and cannot be combined with any other special promotions.

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APU does not charge to evaluate and apply eligible transfer credit.

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Why You Should Earn This Bachelor's From APU

Solid Foundation

You will examine the relationship between the human and natural world, while developing skills in scientific analysis, research, communication, and documentation.

Hands-On Learning

Experiential learning gained through performing at-home laboratory exercises using a lab kit delivered to you by mail is integral to your online classroom experience.

Valuable Takeaways

Your program concludes in two stages: First, you will develop a research proposal, becoming familiar with current research methods, tools, and instruments. This proposal becomes the basis for your independent research project leading to a scientific paper and a live webinar presentation.

Is This For You?

This program meets the National Science Teachers Association requirements for secondary science education, covering the needed content. However, this is not a teacher-preparation program and does not lead to licensure.

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