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Natural and Applied Sciences Department

Use the methods and conclusions of the natural sciences to discover the beauty and order of creation in ways that honor and glorify God.

Program Overview

Our Natural and Applied Sciences department provides comprehensive training in the science-focused area of your choosing so you’ll be able to serve humanity through the sciences.

Experienced professors provide both hands-on and practical training using the latest technology and methods. Opportunities for internships, seminars, and lab work prepare you for graduate studies or entry directly into your career field.

You will be challenged to develop your Christian worldview as you thoughtfully consider how faith and science are instrumental in a holistic view of creation and its purpose.

Chair's Greeting

Welcome to the Department of Natural and Applied Sciences! Our faculty provide world-class science, technology, engineering, and math training from a Christian worldview to prepare students to fulfill their vocational callings.

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Natural and Applied Sciences Department Program List

Natural and Applied Sciences Department

Applied Mathematics

Fine tune your analytical and problem solving skills and follow a career path in physics, chemistry, or biology. Major available.

Natural and Applied Sciences Department

Applied Science & Sustainability

Study the relationship between humans and the environment and learn more about environmental conservation through this degree program. Major and minor available.

Natural and Applied Sciences Department

Biology

Pursue your passion for science and advance your vocational calling through our practical and hands-on biology degree program. Major and minor available.

Education Department

Natural and Applied Sciences Department

Biology Education

Foster a love of science in the minds of the next generation through our comprehensive Biology Education degree program. Major available.

Behavioral and Social Sciences Department

Natural and Applied Sciences Department

Biopsychology

Combine your interest in psychology and biology with this minor program designed to accelerate your career in the social services or the medical field. Minor available.

Natural and Applied Sciences Department

Chemistry

Expand your scientific knowledge with our comprehensive Chemistry degree that will challenge you to see the world of life sciences in a whole new way. Major, minor, and concentration available.

Education Department

Natural and Applied Sciences Department

Chemistry Education

Combine your passion for science and your passion for education with our integrated Chemistry Education program. Major available.

Natural and Applied Sciences Department

Computer Science

Become a digital information technology expert and advance your vocational calling in the computer sciences field through our innovative degree program. Major available.

Natural and Applied Sciences Department

Forensic Science

Understand how forensic science is used as a resource in the criminal justice system to collect evidence during criminal investigations. Minor available.

Natural and Applied Sciences Department

Healthcare - Nursing

Ignite your passion for helping others by launching your care-focused career through our comprehensive Health Care-Nursing degree program. Major available.

Natural and Applied Sciences Department

Mathematics

Put your love of numbers to work for you with a career in mathematics through our comprehensive degree program. Major, minor, concentration available.

Education Department

Natural and Applied Sciences Department

Mathematics Education

Inspire the next generation of students with a passion for numbers via our rigorous Mathematics Education degree program. Major available.

Natural and Applied Sciences Department

Physical Science

Gain a foundational understanding of chemistry and physics while pursuing a separate major course of study through our physical science minor program. Minor available.

Natural and Applied Sciences Department

Physics

Pursue our physics program and advance your vocational calling in a science related field, as an educator, or in engineering or computer science. Minor and concentration available.

Natural and Applied Sciences Department

Pre-Chiropractic

Gain foundational skills for the treatment of musculoskeletal disorders through our pre-chiropractic track that combines the study of biology and the nervous system. Major available.

Natural and Applied Sciences Department

Pre-Dentistry

Implement compassionate care as you learn foundational components of dental health and treatment through our Pre-Dentistry degree track. Major available.

Natural and Applied Sciences Department

Pre-Engineering

Prepare to launch your engineering career through our specially designed track that will provide you with foundational knowledge to design solutions for technical problems. Major available.

Natural and Applied Sciences Department

Pre-Medicine

Combine your passion for compassionate care with your desire to pursue a career in medicine through our comprehensive pre-medicine program. Major available.

Natural and Applied Sciences Department

Pre-Nursing A.A.

Fast-track your career in the nursing field as you provide compassionate care to those in need with our innovative pre-nursing associate’s degree program.

Natural and Applied Sciences Department

Pre-Occupational Therapy: Biology Track

Pursue a career in helping individuals cope with the effects of injury, disease, and disability as they regain independence through our innovative pre-occupational therapy track. Major available.

Natural and Applied Sciences Department

Pre-Optometry

Pursue a career in optometry and deliver compassionate service to people seeking eye care and treatment through our comprehensive pre-optometry track. Major available.

Natural and Applied Sciences Department

Pre-Pharmacy

Gain the training needed to pursue pharmacy school and a career in the healthcare industry. Major available.

Natural and Applied Sciences Department

Pre-Physical Therapy: Biology Track

Pursue a rewarding career as a physical therapist and combine your passion for helping others with your interest in this science-related field. Major available.

Natural and Applied Sciences Department

Pre-Physician Assistant

Pursue a career as a physician assistant and gain a foundational understanding of medical science and biology through our integrated pre-physician assistant track. Major available.

Natural and Applied Sciences Department

Pre-Veterinary

Build a career by caring for the health and well-being of animals through our innovative pre-veterinary program. Major available.

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Student Testimonial

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The spiritual aspect of science is never overlooked. Many professors approach their faith in a logical yet radical way. They work hard to make sure that every student understands not only scientific concepts but also God's hand at work in the sciences. This teaching philosophy allows us to connect the intricate physical workings of the body with God's amazing design.

Melissa Gadd

Faculty

Department Chair

Michael Tenneson, Ph.D.

Department Chair; Professor of Biology

Full Time Faculty

Erica Harris, M.S.

Associate Professor of Biology

Jonathan LeCureux, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor of Biology

Douglas P. Mitcham, M.S.

Associate Professor of Computer Science

Jason Streubel, Ph.D.

Associate Professor of Biology

Dianne Twigger, M.S.

Assistant Professor of Mathematics

William Cook, Ph.D.

Associate Professor of Chemistry

Julie Mayne, M.S.

Assistant Professor of Biology

Nicholas Hestand, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor of Chemistry

Adjunct Faculty

Donald Tosh, Ph.D.

Adjunct Professor of Mathematics

Dustin Cox, D.P.T.

Instructor of Biology

William Hill, M.S.

Instructor of Biology

Mark Maine, M.A.

Instructor of Computer Science

Michael D. McCorcle, Ph.D.

Provost, Professor of Physics and Meteorology

Cammi Dargatz, B.S.

Instructor of Chemistry

Trey Shupp, B.S.

Instructor of Biology/Chemistry

Department Admin

Gretchen Young, B.S.

Administrative Assistant