online Bachelor of Science for Natural Sciences Professionals

The B.S. in Natural Sciences prepares you for entry-level careers as a scientist or laboratory technician or manager, or to pursue higher-level graduate study in the natural science fields. Through this undergraduate degree program you will:

  • Gain the scientific and analytical skills needed to become a well-rounded scientist
  • Build a solid foundation in the sciences through multiple courses of study in biology, chemistry, physics and earth science
  • Perform hands-on laboratory exercises to complement the topics and concepts covered in lecture material
  • Learn the unique structure, style, process, and documentation required for scientific writing
  • Study the history and philosophy of science including prominent contributors from the ancient Greeks to current day
  • Understand essential elements of scientific research and issues associated with the scientific method, experimental and non-experimental research design, and statistical data analyses

In addition, the program meets all content standards of the National Science Teachers Association (NSTA) for secondary science education. Therefore, upon completion of this program, you will be eligible to pursue teacher's certification through a post-baccalaureate program in education if your goal is to become a high school or middle school science teacher.

Materials Cost

As an natural sciences student, you will be participating in hands-on, at-home lab exercises, which require you to purchase additional course materials. The estimated total cost of these materials is $1,380, plus shipping and taxes. These materials are not covered by our university undergraduate book grant.

Concentrations

Concentrations are designed to help you group courses together so you can further specialize in your field and pursue a more focused path to degree completion.

Explore the concentrations available for this program.

  • Biology
  • Earth Science
     

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