Academics

Division of Mathematics & Natural Sciences

 

The Division of Mathematics and Natural Sciences offers undergraduate training leading to Bachelor of Science degrees in biology, chemistry, and mathematics. Each student works with an advisor to plan the program of study that best meets the professional goal of the student. Internships augment classwork with practical work experience.

A degree in biology, chemistry or mathematics prepares a graduate for public and private sector jobs, as well as graduate and professional school.

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Majors & Concentrations:

Biology

Biology majors receive a strong foundation from the required general biology, microbiology, genetics and ecology courses. Elective courses (anatomy and physiology, immunology, botany, cell/molecular biology and histology) ensure well-rounded graduates.

Chemistry

Chemistry students major in either chemistry or chemistry with a concentration in biochemistry. Core courses include general chemistry, organic chemistry, quantitative analysis, biochemistry, and physical chemistry.

Mathematics

Mathematics majors receive a sound foundation from mathematics core courses: trigonometry, calculus, linear algebra, differential equations and mathematics, set theory and logic.

Special Programs

The division conducts many sponsored programs during the academic year. These programs augment the curriculum within each major by providing students with opportunities to participate in internships and to conduct research in their respective fields. Such opportunities bridge theory and application:

  • The National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA)-supported Saturday Science Academy for high school and middle school students provides curriculum enhancement and hands-on experience in mathematics and science.
  • The NNSA-supported Summer Science Institute for select incoming freshmen is a bridge experience for recent high school graduates. The Institute prepares participants for college-level mathematics and science and helps ease the transition from high school to college.
  • The NNSA Scholars Program offers full scholarships to highly talented freshmen who plan to pursue majors within the division.
  • The National Science Foundation (NSF) Research Training Program extends research opportunities to students who plan to attend graduate school after completing undergraduate studies at Allen University.
  • The Louis Stokes South Carolina Alliance for Minority Participation (SCAMP) Program provides summer internships in laboratories.