Natural Science and Mathematics

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The Division of Natural Science and Mathematics is composed of four departments — biology, chemistry, earth & physical sciences and mathematics — which prepare students for a variety of careers in biology, chemistry, earth science, mathematics, physical science. We have a variety of pre-professional health science and pre-engineeering programs and maintain a strong commitment to majors who want to teach in Oregon’s elementary and secondary schools. The Division also offers minors in the four departments plus Physics.



Degrees offered


  • BS in Biology
    • Botany emphasis
    • Ecology emphasis
    • Molecular/Cell Biology emphasis
    • Natural History/Field Biology
    • Preprofessional emphasis
    • Zoology emphasis
    • Teacher Education Mid/High & HS Only
  • BS in Chemistry
    • Environmental Chemistry
    • Forensic Chemistry
    • Medicinal Chemistry & Pharmacology
    • Traditional Chemistry
  • BA/BS in Earth Science
  • BA/BS in Integration Science Teacher Education Mid/High & HS Only
  • BS in Mathematics
  • BS in Computer Science / Mathematics (double major)
  • Applied Mathematics
  • BS Mathematics Teacher Education MS/HS and HS Only


See all of College of Liberal Arts and Sciences Degrees


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Student Resources

Faculty Directory

LACC Advising Guide

By Arrangement Form

Degree & Graduation Plans

Add/Drop Form

Declaration of Major, Minor, & Advising Form

Biology Scholarship Information – BIOLOGY SCHOLARSHIPS

Mathematics Scholarship Information

The Math Center

The Science Center

The Writing Center


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Placement Tests


Biology Placement Test



Math Placement Tests

Math Prerequisite and Placement Guide

Math AP Calculus, AP Statistics, CLEP Credit, Placement Guide





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Faculty Research




Office Location:

Natural Science Building, NS 104

Division Chair:

Dr. Hamid Behmard