Natural & Quantitative Sciences

Natural Sciences are the branches of study that explore natural phenomena using data and other evidence from observations and experiments to understand the world, and it includes both life and physical sciences. In order the understand the natural science field (and many others), quantitative approaches using statistical, computational, or mathematical methods are often utilized. The DAE for Natural and Quantitative Sciences (NQS) is Dr. Jessica Harrell, a cell and developmental biologist by training. She can help students with interests in the various NQS disciplines to plan majors, minors, and certificates and develop four-year plans of study. Dr. Harrell can also help you explore research and other co-curricular opportunities and can coach you through finding and approaching faculty to obtain a research position that fits your interests. Dr. Harrell offers NQS advising appointments to students of any class year, at any time of the year, at this link.

Departments and Majors Videos and Links  
Biology

Video - The Biology Major

Major and Minor Reqs

Advising

Guide for First Years

FAQs

Career Info

Majors Union

Questions? Contact Eric Spana or Ron Grunwald

Chemistry

Video - Chemistry Program

Major and Minor Reqs

Advising

Misc Info/ Resources

Undergraduate Handbook

Questions? Contact the DUS

Computer Science

IDM: Data Science - Computer Science and Statistics
IDM: Data Science - Computer Science and Math
IDM: Lingustics and Computer Science
IDM: Computational Media

Video - Dr. Susan Rodger, DUS

Video - Why Comp Sci? Hear from an alumna

Video - The Data Science IDM

Video - Hear from faculty and students

Misc Info/ Resources

Advising and Registration

Major and Minor Reqs

Questions? Contact the DUS

Earth & Climate Sciences  (Nicholas School)

Video - The ECS Major

Major and Minor Reqs

Career Paths

Questions? Contact the DUS

Environmental Sciences & Policy  (Nicholas School)

Video - The Env Sci & Policy Major

Major and Minor Reqs

Career Paths

Questions? Contact Bill Pan

Evolutionary Anthropology

Video - Evolutionary Anthropology Major Overview

Video - Dr. Jenny Tung on human evolution and genetics

Video - Dr. Herman Pontzer on fossils and human evolution

Video - Dr. Brian Hare on the genius of dogs

Video - Dr. Steven Churchill on fossil finds from South Africa

Why Study Evolutionary Anthropology?

Major and Minor Reqs

Majors Handbook

Careers in Ev Anth

Questions? Contact the DUS

Global Health Co-Major

Video - DUS of Global Health

Video - About the Major

Major and Minor Reqs

Advising

Career Paths

Why Study Global Health?

 

Questions? Email us

Interdepartmental Majors (IDM)

Self created IDMs

Department Created IDMs:

Data Science - Computer Science and Statistics
Data Science - Computer Science and Math
Lingustics and Computer Science
Computational Media - Computer Science and VMS

Video - IDMs

Learn about the Process

 

Video - The Data Science IDM

 

 

Marine Lab Programs

Marine Science and Conservation

Video - The Marine Lab

Academic Programs

Courses

Why the Marine Lab?

FAQs

Questions? Email Katie Wood

Mathematics

IDM: Data Science - Computer Science and Math

Video - Welcome to Math

Video - Program Coordinator Kristen Gerondelis on the Math Community

Video - Dr. Robert Bryant

Video - The Data Science IDM

Major and Minor Reqs

Why Study Math?

Careers in Math

Advising

 

Questions? Contact the DUS

Neuroscience

Video - The Neuroscience Program

Major and Minor Reqs

 

Advising

Student Orgs and Majors Union

Why Major in Psych or Neuro?

Career Paths

 

Research

Questions? Contact the Neuro DUS or Tyler Lee

Physics

Biophysics

Video - The Physics Major

Video - The Biophysics Major

Major and Minor Reqs

 

Why Physics?

Careers in Physics

Questions about Physics Major? Contact the DUS

Questions about Biophysics? Contact John Mercer

 

Program II

Video - Hear from a Student

Program Requirements

FAQ

Questions? Contact Tyrice Rogers

Statistical Science

IDM: Data Science - Computer Science and Statistics

Video - The Stat Sci Major

Video - The Data Science IDM

Major, Minor and IDM Reqs

Misc Info/ Resources

FAQs including Advising Info

Why Statistics?

Careers in Statistics

Majors Union

Virtual Advising Course Advice

Questions? Contact the DUS