Science & Mathematics

Biological Science, Physical Science, and Mathematics

The Science and Mathematics Program at SUA offers exciting courses in three sub-areas: biological science, physical science, and mathematics. Each student must take one course from each sub-area but these courses may be taken in any order. Additional Science and Mathematics courses may be taken as electives.

General Education courses in the biological and physical sciences and mathematics enable students to:

  • Understand the nature of mathematical and/or scientific inquiry
  • Understand the relevance of mathematical and/or scientific inquiry to contemporary society
  • Read mathematical and/or scientific texts with comprehension
  • Solve problems using mathematical and/or scientific skills
  • Effectively communicate mathematical and/or scientific principles

New in 2020

  • Exterior of Curie Hall, the Life Sciences building

    Life Sciences Concentration

    The Life Sciences concentration offer a curriculum that provides a solid foundation in the sciences, including courses that embody the latest emerging discoveries in biology and chemistry, and a student-centered pedagogy that challenges you to apply what you have learned. 

Faculty Highlight

SAMSA participants gather in Tanzania

Like Soka, the Masamu Program brings together people from different geographic and educational backgrounds. Everyone has been taught mathematics differently depending on where they’re from, which leads to new ideas when we all come together.

Faculty Highlight: Katherine Perry
Mathematics Research and Outreach at the Southern African Mathematical Science Association

Our Faculty

Associate Professor of Chemistry
Zahra Afrasiabi
Associate Professor of Environmental Management and Policy
george busenberg
Associate Professor of Physical Geography
monika calef
Associate Professor of Biology
lisa crummett
Associate Professor of Microbiology
Laboratory Director
robert hamersley
Assistant Professor of Biochemistry
Nidanie Henderson-Stull
Assistant Professor of Biochemistry
Robert Levenson
Visiting Distinguished Professor of Biological Chemistry
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Assistant Professor of Biology
Image of Marie Nydam.
Vice President for Sponsored Research and External Academic Relations
Professor of Science
Bryan Penprase
Assistant Professor of Mathematics
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Associate Professor of Mathematics
Anna Varvak