Natural Sciences Program Description

Natural Sciences

Natural Sciences Fundamentals

The Natural Sciences Division major provides for a broad background in science with concentration in selected areas. 

This major is appropriate for those preparing for admission to professional programs in medicine, dentistry, or veterinary science, or for those seeking a Liberal Arts degree with a general emphasis on science or a wide variety of health care professional career paths. 

Professional Preparation

Additional coursework is often necessary for those planning to continue their study at the graduate level in any particular scientific field. 

Our Faculty 

The Natural Sciences Division at The University of Akron consists of innovative and student-centered faculty from the departments of biology, chemistry, geology and environmental science, mathematics, computer science, statistics and physics. 


Akron Advantage

Hands-on Research

The Natural Sciences Division major will prepare you to:

  • analyze and interpret scientific material
  • present scientific or health care-related information clearly and persuasively
  • imagine and evaluate alternative ideas
  • use research to more effectively address scientific problems

Real-world Experience

Gain practical professional experience through UA's optional cooperative education program in the applied mathematics field of your choice, or by taking advantage of an internship opportunity to improve your chances of securing the career position you seek upon graduation.


Sample Curriculum

For More Information:

Natural Sciences Divisional

Contact: BCAS Advising

Career Opportunities

Degrees and Preparation

A degree in the natural sciences paves the way to a variety of career opportunities, many of them in the science and health care fields.

A&S Careers Program

Creates links among students, alumni and local professionals. You will have access to:

  • lending library with up-to-date, career-related publications
  • computer workroom for resume writing and employment research
  • volunteer, paid and for-credit internship placement on and off campus
  • department-specific mentoring arrangements

The University of Akron

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