Natural Sciences - flexible scheduling options | Mount St. Joseph University

Students majoring in Natural Sciences can take a wide range of courses in chemistry, biology, geology and physics. This major is an excellent choice for students who need to complete a science degree with evening and online options. It is also excellent preparation for students who intend to continue on to a graduate programs in the health sciences such as a Masters in Nursing. This program can be completed exclusively with evening and online courses, making it an excellent choice for adult students looking for an evening program.

Featured Courses:

The program consists of 47 credit hours in courses offered by Biology and Chemistry Departments including:

  • General Chemistry Lecture and Lab
  • Principles of Biology Lecture and Lab
  • Physical Science
  • Anatomy and Physiology
  • Statistics.

The program also requires Foundations of Professionalism and the Natural Science Seminar to help students prepare for their careers after they complete their degree.

Career Potential:

A Bachelor of Science degree in Natural Sciences is a strong option for students wishing to continue into graduate programs in health care. You can also couple the natural sciences major with a minor in chemistry or biology to broaden your career options in the chemistry or biology fields.

Benefits of the Program:

  • This program can also be completed with only evening and online courses making it a good option for adult students looking for an evening program.
  • This is a flexible program in that students can tailor their course work to best fit their career goals. For example, if a student has an interest in biology they can take additional biology courses to meet the program requirements.
  • This program also offers the option of taking complimentary courses from the psychology department that may be of interest to students interested in health care. 

Alumni Profile:

Joyleen completed her Bachelor of Science Degree in Natural Sciences with a chemistry concentration and is now working at Nationwide Children's Hospital in Columbus, Ohio.

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