College of Natural & Health Sciences

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The College is subdivided into four departments, each with their own programs offering a variety of majors leading to baccalaureate or masters degrees within:

Students earning a degree offered within the College are in a good position for entry into professional or graduate schools or entry into the job market. Professions in health care and those related to the environment are expected to continue to offer excellent employment opportunities. 

Mission Statement & Learning Objectives

The faculty and staff members of the College are dedicated to providing, high quality educational experiences for undergraduate students who choose to major in biological sciences, health sciences, mathematics, physical sciences or science education. In addition to our dedication to quality education, we strive to create a friendly atmosphere in which students may interact with the faculty and fellow students. Individualized academic advising, career counseling, and academic tutoring are available daily upon request. Faculty strive to prepare classroom instruction, demonstrations, challenging laboratory exercises, and clinical and field experiences that provide a "real world" dimension to academic studies. Also, undergraduate student research is emphasized, thus providing in-depth experience with the scientific method, data collection, report writing, and the theoretical knowledge base of an academic discipline.

The geographic setting of our campus is ideal for field studies in the biological sciences and geology. The lakes, rivers, mountains, and forests surrounding our campus also provide numerous opportunities for hiking, boating, camping, hunting, and fishing. So, if you enjoy outdoor activities, you will like studying science at Arkansas Tech University and itsrural setting.

Biology, chemistry, geology and physics courses are taught in modern, well-equipped laboratories. Mathematics courses as well as pre-professional curricula in medicine, dentistry, pharmacy, optometry, medical technology, dental hygiene and physical therapy are also available. The allied health sciences of nursing, medical technology, and health information management are well established and successful programs of study.

Degree Programs Residing Within The College

  • Fisheries/Wildlife Biology
  • Health Informatics
  • Nursing Administration
  • Biology
    • General
    • Environmental
    • Biomedical ("pre-med")
  • Chemistry
    • Professional
    • Environmental
    • Biochemistry ("pre-med")
  • Engineering Physics
  • Fisheries/Wildlife Biology
  • Geology
    • Professional
    • Petroleum
    • Environmental
  • Health Information Management
  • Mathematics
  • Medical Technology
  • Nursing (B.S.N. and R.N. to B.S.N.)
  • Physical Science
  • Physics
  • Nuclear Physics
  • Secondary Teacher License (Collaboration with College of Education)
    • Life Science
    • Math
    • Physics
    • Chemistry

 Degree "road maps"

Graduating with College Distinction

College Organization

Arkansas Department of Higher Education (ADHE)
Higher Learning Commission (HLC)