View key information about each of the programs in the Department of Natural and Physical Sciences.
Approximately 90 majors
Five full time Biology faculty
Bachelor of Science in Biology, offered in the 16-week, traditional mode-of-delivery
Lab room designated for undergraduate research
Omicron psi chapter of Tri Beta National Biological Honor Society
Successful placement of graduates into research-intensive graduate programs and medical & veterinary schools
Dr. Merlin Findlay instituted one of the first laboratory-based curricula in the United States upon his arrival to Park University in 1892.
Approximately 30 majors
Bachelor of Science in Chemistry, offered in the 16-week, traditional mode-of-delivery
National Award Winning American Chemical Society Student Chapter
100% placement of 2010 graduating class in graduate programs or immediate employment.
Two full-time faculty, 1 part-time faculty member, and 4 adjunct faculty. Student major to full-time faculty ratio: 15 to 1. All 300 level and above chemistry courses are taught full-time, terminal degreed faculty.
Approximately 30 majors
Bachelor of Science degree offered in the 16-week and Online
GIS (Geographic Information Systems)
Faculty-Student ratio: 15 to 1
GIS computer lab available to majors
61 credit hours focusing on the major divisions in the biological sciences the elective courses are then tailored to fit students’ interest for pre-med, field biology careers or laboratory based biology careers.
Laboratory courses taught by full time faculty and are designed to provide exposure to current equipment and various research methodologies.
Full time faculty supervising senior research projects, commonly presented at conferences by the undergraduate, which promote the development of critical thinking skills and further the development of research skills.
71 credit hours focusing on the major divisions in the chemical sciences.
Organic: Focuses on carbon-based chemistry
Analytical: Focuses on quantitative and instrumental chemical measurements.
Inorganic: Structural and behavioral properties of non-organic.
Physical: Investigation of the physics of chemical behavior.
Electives can be tailored to fit student interest and professional goals.
Hands on experience with instrumentation built into all advanced laboratory courses.
Research and Internship experiences encouraged for those considering immediate employment in the chemical industry or continuing to graduate work.
5 core (required) courses: Cultural, Physical, Geographic Information Systems (GIS), North America, and Natural Disasters
6 major elective courses
Internship in GIS course available
All majors are required to complete a minor in order to provide a secondary field of expertise; students may choose from any of the minors offered by the university including those listed above.
Award winning undergraduate conference presentations at the Missouri Academy of Sciences and Great Plains Honors Council
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