Natural and Physical Sciences

Faulkner’s science programs are growing. The Department of Natural and Physical Sciences offers an assortment of tracks for our biology majors, including the ability to custom tailor a track that best suits your needs. A new chemistry major emphasizing biochemistry is now in the works that may make you especially attractive to pre-professional graduate programs nationwide. Our upper-division lecture and lab classes are small which means you will get all the attention you need to succeed in your advanced course materials.

Courses offered in this department will provide you with preparation for employment, research and advanced training in many of the areas of biological sciences. They also contribute to the background you may need for entering pre-professional fields such as medicine, dentistry, ophthalmology, physical therapy, nutrition, pharmacy and other health-science fields. Similarly, these courses can prepare you to enter applied fields such as teaching, animal science, agronomy, food science, natural resources management, veterinary medicine and other interesting career fields such as anthropology, archaeology, forensic science and mortuary science.

If you become a student of the natural and physical sciences, you will learn to reason well and deeply, to sharpen your capacity for inquiry, analysis and critical thinking and to develop a keen awareness for both the physical and biological components of the environment.

Here is a list of great careers offered by Biology degrees today.

Degrees offered by the Department of Natural and Physical Sciences:

  • BS – Biology

    • General biology
    • Pre-medicine, pre-dentistry, pre-physical therapy
    • Pre-veterinary medicine
    • Other related preparation: for example, pre-pharmacy
  • BA – Biology

    • General biology
    • Secondary teacher certification – biology and general science
    • Pre-physical therapy
  • BS – Biochemistry

    • General biochemistry
    • Pre-medicine, pre-dentistry
    • Pre-veterinary medicine
    • Other related preparation: for example, pre-pharmacy