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

Coming in 2020

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    Life Sciences Concentration

    The new Life Sciences concentration at Soka will 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. 

Our Faculty

Associate Professor of Chemistry
Zahra Afrasiabi
Associate Professor of Biology
lisa crummett
Associate Professor of Microbiology
Laboratory Director
robert hamersley
Visiting Distinguished Professor of Biological Chemistry
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Assistant Professor of Biology
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Dean of Faculty
Professor of Science
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Assistant Professor of Mathematics
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Associate Professor of Mathematics
Anna Varvak
Associate Professor of Physics
Institutional Research and Assessment Coordinator
Director of Science & Math Program
Phat Vu
Associate Professor of Molecular/Cell Biology
Director of the Life Sciences Concentration
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