Bachelor of Science in Natural Science

The bachelor of science in natural science is offered with or without education licensure.

Bachelor of Science in Natural Science (without licensure)

The BSNS (without licensure) serves students who seek education and a career in science or a science-related field. BSNS students must complete coursework in an area of concentration (biology, chemistry, or geology) and at least two other areas of math or science.

The geology concentration is designed for students seeking careers in earth science, environmental science, or entry into graduate programs in geology or environmental science. For information concerning the degree program, contact Dr. Jeffrey Bauer, Dr. Kurt Shoemaker, or the Department of Natural Sciences.

Recent recipients of the BSNS are employed as health professionals, laboratory technicians, environmental consultants, naturalists, and in other positions in business, industry, and government. Students pursuing the BSNS should meet with a faculty advisor to design their program.

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Bachelor of Science in Natural Science (with Teacher Licensure, Grades 7-12)

For the natural sciences major interested in a career in education, the Department of Natural Sciences, in conjunction with the Department of Teacher Education, offers five baccalaureates in natural science accompanied by licensure. Students seeking a BSNS with licensure are assigned a faculty advisor in both departments.

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Natural Sciences

Contact Information

Department of Natural Sciences
940 Second Street
Portsmouth, OH 45662

Dr. Kimberly Inman, Chairperson
Sharon Messer, Secretary

Phone: (740) 351-3456
Fax: (740) 351-3815 or

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