Natural Science Minor

Explore the natural sciences through an interdisciplinary learning approach.

The Natural Science Minor at Park University is designed for students who wish to gain an appreciation for subjects such as biology, chemistry, physics and geoscience. If you are interested in teaching general science content, especially at the elementary level, this minor is an excellent choice.

Locations & Learning Options

When you choose to pursue a Minor in Natural Science at Park University, you’ll be able to take face-to-face classes at our Parkville, Missouri campus.

The Minor in Natural Science requires a minimum of 19 completed credit hours. Refer to your catalog for a complete listing of coursework for this degree.


  • Online
  • Parkville
  • Gilbert
  • Campus Centers

Greg Claycomb

Dr. Gregory D. Claycomb

Chair, Department of Natural & Physical Sciences
Professor of Chemistry

Tailor the Minor in Natural Science to your interests and career goals.

To fulfill minor requirements, students in this program will choose at least one course from each of the following subject areas:

  • Biology
  • Chemistry/Physics
  • Geology/Geography
  • Natural Science

Through this program you’ll gain knowledge and practical experience in the sciences, combining traditional study methods with hands-on experimentation and examination in a laboratory setting.


Our programs will prepare you for a career as a:

  • Public Health Administrator
  • Researcher
  • Elementary Science Educator
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Program Highlights

At Park University, you’ll take an interdisciplinary learning approach to the natural sciences as you explore essential concepts in biology, personal health and chemistry, as well as specialized courses in zoology, chemistry, physics, astronomy, meteorology and more.

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Park University is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission.

Park University is a private, non-profit, institution of higher learning since 1875.