If you’re incredibly gifted when it comes to dealing with numbers, then most likely you might be a talented mathematician. While pursuing a degree in Accounting or even Business Administration might be the more obvious route, you might want to take a moment to review all of your options when it comes to selecting the academic field of interest that you want to study. An academic curriculum that one might overlook is the field of Natural Sciences.
Why Major in Natural Sciences?
Enrolling in a bachelor’s degree in Natural Sciences is just another option for those left-brain thinkers who lean more toward the logic, analysis, sequencing, computation, and the solid facts—not to mention mathematics! A Natural Sciences curriculum is the perfect program for such students to consider. While the right-brain thinkers seem more inclined to find a curriculum that involves more art- related creativity, imagination, and intuition, a Natural Sciences program can certainly benefit these students as well if this is the route they so choose.
What Do You Study?
While there are degrees for Nursing, Accounting, and Business Administration to also accommodate left-brain thinkers, these programs are typically more focused on just that. The Natural Sciences degree is a program with a broader focus on the prediction and comprehension of what is considered a natural phenomenon based on observational and factual evidence.
The study of natural sciences in general is about seeking to understand how the world—and universe works as a whole. Within this field of study, FNU offers these branches:
In actuality, the five can be separated into two main branches:
Some Natural Sciences programs may not offer all five branches, as it may not be relevant to the field of study academically. It’s recommended to speak directly with your guidance counselor to get a better understanding of how some of these branches are implemented into the Natural Sciences degree program.
In this curriculum, students will study the science of accuracy, validity, as well as the social mechanism that affects quality control. They will then discuss these findings with their peers as well as study on an individual basis.
What Can You Do with a Natural Sciences Degree?
With a bachelor’s degree in Natural Sciences, students can customize their major so that it’s designed to match their personal and professional career goals. Depending on the college or university, you can choose between a variety of courses, but what is highly recommended is to find a Natural Sciences degree program that will give you a basic background in Biology and Chemistry—subjects that are most useful for pre-medicine, pre-pharmacy, pre-dentistry, teaching, and other professions that require a general understanding of natural sciences—and the need for talented mathematicians!
More About the Natural Sciences Program
The Natural Sciences degree program at Florida National University (FNU) incorporates the course work needed for admission to most medical, pharmacy, and dental programs. While successful completion of this program doesn’t guarantee acceptance into graduate study, students pursuing this option can take advantage of all of the resources that FNU has to offer.
There are several FNU students who have found success with a bachelor’s in Natural Sciences. Read about FNU student Rachel Bibilonia’s story as a Natural Sciences major, and how she got assistance from the FNU administration to reserve an early seat in dentistry school here.
What FNU’s BS of Natural Sciences Offers
There are 120 credit hours to complete before graduating with a bachelor’s degree in Natural Sciences. With FNU, you have the opportunity to complete courses in the fields of:
- Biology of Aging
- Ethics in Health Care
- Biological Basis of Pharmacology
- Legal Aspects and Legislation in Healthcare.
There are 18 credit hours for this elective.
You’ll also have the option to concentrate in the area of education. Here, you’ll be required to take at least 18 credit hours in either of these three-credit courses:
- Introduction to Education
- Teaching Diverse Population
- Classroom Management
- Technology in Education
- Introduction to Exceptional
- Foundation of Teaching ESOL in Schools
- Content Reading Instruction
- Measurement and Evaluation in Education
The core requirements include a total of 60 credit hours with 26 credits going toward lower level courses like Chemistry, Biology, Anatomy and Physiology, Algebra, Calculus, and Physics. For upper level courses, 37 credit hours are needed. Here, you’ll be studying courses like Organic Chemistry, Biochemistry, Molecular and Cell Biology, Human Embryology, Physics, Genetics, and Advanced Research Writing. To learn more about FNU’s Bachelor of Sciences curriculum visit our webpage here.
FNU: Providing You with the Best Academic Options
FNU is dedicated to informing all of our students and potential prospects about all of our academic programs that are available. We are committed to broadening your options and finding new opportunities for you to apply your academic skills so that you can be a stellar candidate for the job of your dreams. If you’re interested in learning more about the academic programs that FNU has to offer, browse our online catalog here.
Another great benefit to enrolling in FNU’s Natural Sciences program is that you can take these classes 100% online. Read about the “8 Reasons to Start Studying Online Now” here.
Contact FNU today to schedule an appointment with one of our guidance counselors and get the enrollment process started now!