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100% 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.

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Tuition Cost Per Credit Hour Undergraduate $285 per credit hour $250/credit hour with military grant Master’s Degree & Graduate Certificate $370 per credit hour $250/credit hour with military grant
  • Earn credits for your experience. Don’t leave your hard-earned credits behind. We offer no-cost transfer credit evaluation so you can possibly fast-track your education by earning credit for prior life experiences, college courses, or military service.
  • Books online at no cost. Textbooks and ebooks provided at no cost to all undergraduate students and master’s-level students eligible for the military tuition grant.
  • Serving the military. Active-duty servicemembers, their spouse and dependents, National Guard members, and Reservists are eligible to receive the military tuition grant. Additionally, they’re eligible for our university book grant, which provides no-cost textbooks and ebooks for undergraduate and master’s-level courses.
  • Help when you need it. Our excellent support staff can walk you through ways to fund your education, including federal student aid, military TA, veterans’ benefits, scholarships, private loans, and employer contributions.

*To minimize out-of-pocket costs, eligible active-duty servicemembers, their spouse/dependents, National Guard members, and Reservists receive a tuition grant that caps undergraduate, master's degree, and graduate certificate tuition at $250/credit hour. In addition, a master's-level book grant provides no-cost textbooks and ebooks for master’s-level courses to active-duty servicemembers, their spouse/dependents, National Guard members, and Reservists.

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