Division of Science and Physical Education
We now live in the 21st century in which graduates need to be more literate with regard to mathematical and scientific principles, and computer technology. USAO strives, therefore, for graduates who have a strong ethical sense and an understanding of how mathematics and science interface with the other components of the liberal arts. Majors include biology, chemistry, computer science, mathematics, natural science, and physics. Students wishing to obtain a teaching certificate must complete the degree requirements for a chosen major, as well as the course requirements for teacher certification. The department also provides pre-professional preparation in dentistry, medicine, nursing, pharmacy, veterinary medicine, and various paramedical fields.
To see the course listings for each field in this division, visit the Programs of Study in this catalog.