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Natural & Applied Sciences


The Department of Natural and Applied Sciences houses an interdisciplinary major and minor program of study in Environmental Science; disciplinary majors and minors in Biology, Chemistry, Geoscience, Mathematics; a disciplinary minor in Physics; and a pre-professional program of study in Engineering.

NAS currently has 30 faculty: four full professors, sixteen associate professors, four assistant professors, five lecturers, and one adjunct assistant professor. NAS also has 12 staff members, including academic and classified staff as well as research associates.

NAS faculty teach and engage in scholarship in both their disciplinary programs and the interdisciplinary program in Environmental Science. Many of the faculty make major contributions to the Environmental Science and Policy graduate program as well.

Program Requirements Emphasis Areas Course Descriptions
Biology Disciplinary Major, Minor Plant Biology
Animal Biology
Field Biology
Cell & Molecular Biology
Biology Courses
Chemistry Disciplinary Major, Minor   Chemistry Courses
Engineering Cooperative Major Cooperative Program with UW-Milwaukee Engineering Courses
Environmental Science Interdisciplinary Major, Minor   Environmental Science Courses
Geoscience Disciplinary Major, Minor   Geoscience Courses
Mathematics Disciplinary Major, Minor Mathematics
Mathematics Courses
Physics Disciplinary Minor   Physics Courses
Note: Students majoring in a disciplinary program - Biology, Chemistry, Geoscience, or Mathematics - must also complete an interdisciplinary minor.