We strive to help all students understand the interactions between various components and structures in the natural world.
Natural science students experience hands-on learning through a lab-intensive curriculum, allowing students to gain experimental, analytical, and critical-thinking skills to prepare them for industry-related careers, graduate school, or professions in science education. Our student to faculty ratio provides students with ample one-on-one interaction with faculty members and offer full support for learning. Our students are introduced to and also have the opportunity to discuss relevant technology, societal advancements, and bioethical issues.
Students in chemistry will learn the fundamental principles governing the chemical world, while developing problem-solving skills, and will gain experience in a variety of laboratory techniques. This major fits those with an interest and aptitude in mathematics, the chemistry of biological processes, and attention to detail, especially in a lab.Learn More
The biology major is designed for students who strive to advance to medical, physician assistant, dental or veterinary school, pursue a career in research, or biological based government positions and other biological based occupations such as sales or scientific writing.Learn More
This major trains students for a career in radiologic technology (RT), the profession that generates biological images using X-rays and other ionizing radiation. Since this is a combined degree, students must complete a liberal-arts curriculum at Greensboro College and an RT clinical training program elsewhere.Learn More
When combined with another major, the biology minor provides students a basic understanding of biological systems and their role in the natural world. Minors require 20 credits to complete.
Pairing well with other natural science majors, students cover general chemistry, organic chemistry, and either biochemistry or analytical chemistry. Minors require 20 credits to complete.
Our Department of Natural Sciences is part of and accredited by organizations that establish and support national standards for science disciplines. They include:
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