Natural Science

Natural Science

I enjoy all of the experience we get in the labs and all of the job skills that we get to learn in class, like Science Colloquium.  -Bailey Vinsant/Morris, OK

A major in natural science is designed to accommodate a student’s broader interest in the areas of science. This major is appropriate for students desiring to continue their education in a variety of science or medically-related fields. These fields include the health professions, teaching at various levels, agricultural pursuits, law, economics, government positions, industrial research and other opportunities. 

This degree is appropriate for those pursuing pre-health science programs, programs in science teaching certification, as well as health and science support services. Pre-health science majors should consult pre-health science requirements along with natural science degree requirements. 

Today’s graduates have a need to be more literate with regard to mathematical and scientific principles and computing technologies. USAO strives to produce graduates with a strong ethical sense and an understanding of how mathematics and science interrelate with the other components of the liberal arts. 

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.

Note: Items on this page and page links are intended for informational purposes only. Please consult the current USAO catalog for actual class requirements for this or any other major field of study. Current USAO students should consult their advisor.

Notable Alumni

  • Eliason in front of Austin

    Laurissa Eliason | 2010

    Former student-athlete now puts her energy into improving the oil and gas industry.
  • Andrew Long | 2008

    Long’s IDS base continues to impress coworkers as he pursues a successful nursing career.
  • Dave Kunitz | 2002

    A USAO double major graduate went to coach the Deaf Men’s National Soccer Team.