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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 34 faculty: nine full professors, ten associate professors, six assistant professors, four lecturers and five adjunct professors. NAS also has 10 staff members, including academic and university 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
Biology Disciplinary Major, Minor Plant Biology
Animal Biology
Field Biology
Cell & Molecular Biology
Chemistry Disciplinary Major, Minor  
Engineering Cooperative Major Cooperative Program with UW-Milwaukee
Environmental Science Interdisciplinary Major, Minor  
Geoscience Disciplinary Major, Minor  
Mathematics Disciplinary Major, Minor Mathematics
Physics Disciplinary Minor  
Note: Students majoring in a disciplinary program - Biology, Chemistry, Geoscience, or Mathematics - must also complete an interdisciplinary minor.