Natural Science & Mathematics

Welcome to Natural Science & Mathematics

White coats. Test tubes. Equations. These are all a part of the world of natural science and mathematics, but there is much more. You might be interested in these degree programs if you’re observant, detail oriented, curious about the world around you, and how things/people work and interact.

Indiana University East students in the School of Natural Science and Mathematics enjoy:

  • Modern techniques and research facilities including:
    • UV-Visible spectrophotometry (UV-V)
    • Gas chromatography-mass spectrometer (GC-MS)
    • Atomic absorption spectrometry (AA)
    • Fourier transform infrared spectrometry (FTIR)
    • Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR)
    • High performance liquid chromatography (HPLC)
    • Computer based laboratory sensors
  • Many opportunities to pursue independent research projects in biology, biotechnology, chemistry, physics and the environmental sciences, frequently leading to publications and presentations.
  • Practical experience through service-based learning and internships, with certification in laboratory science.
  • Personal attention from faculty including opportunities to experience working one-on-one with a faculty mentor.
  • An opportunity to participate in the academic Honors program.

Degrees and Programs

The Bachelor of Science (BS) in Biochemistry is ideal for students heading for professional programs in pharmacy, medicine, or dentistry.  Students planning to attend graduate school for advanced study in biochemistry, molecular and cellular biology, or other biology-related fields will find this program optimal for their interests.

The Bachelor of Science (BS) in Biology provides students with a background in biological sciences for the purpose of preparing students for careers in biology, medicine, pharmaceuticals, and related fields. The degree is flexible enough to prepare students for entry into professional schools or to begin a variety of science careers.

The Bachelor of Science (BS) in Human Life Science is a versatile degree that provides the student with extensive preparation for graduate or professional studies in any field that works with the science of the human organism.  This program is for students who want to attend graduate school, specifically occupational therapy, physical therapy, medical or dental school, pathology, and/or laboratory medicine.

The Bachelor of Science (BS) in Mathematics provides students with a broad background in various areas of study within mathematics.  This degree prepares students for advanced study or direct employment.  This degree has an online completion option for those students who have prior college credit are are looking to finish a degree in Mathematics.

The Bachelor of Arts (BA) degree in Natural Science and Mathematics with concentrations in biology, biochemistry, mathematics or interdisciplinary studies, is designed for students who are interested in the flexibility and diversity of a liberal arts degree and the opportunity to pursue more extensive study in natural science and mathematics.

The School of Natural Science and Mathematics also offers a Laboratory Science Certificate and minors in biology, chemistry, or interdisciplinary environmental studies. (NSM Degrees.)