Natural & Quantitative Sciences

Natural & Quantitative SciencesWhat does the Natural and Quantitative Sciences DAE do?

Natural Sciences are the branches (both life science and physical science) of study that explore natural phenomena using data and other evidence from observations and experiments to understand the world. Quantitative approaches  using statistical, computational, or mathematical methods are important components of understanding the natural science field.

Our Natural and Quantitative Sciences DAE, Dr. Jessica Harrell, can help students with interests in the various NQS disciplines to plan major, minors, and certificates and develop four-year plans of study. She can also help you explore research opportunities and can coach you through finding and approaching faculty to obtain a research position that fits your interests. Dr. Harrell has extensive experience helping students assemble competitive applications to summer research programs, PhD programs, and has helped numerous students navigate prehealth requirements as well.

Departments: Biology, Chemistry, Computer Science, Evolutionary Anthropology, Math, Physics, Psychology and Neuroscience, Statistical Science.

Research Programs and Opportunities:


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Jessica R. Harrell, Ph.D.
(919) 681-3155

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