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Natural Sciences and Mathematics Division

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Kristin Latham-Scott

The Natural Sciences and Mathematics Division is responsible for majors and minors in Biology, Chemistry, Earth and Environmental Science, Integrated Science, Mathematics and Natural Science.


To offer quality liberal arts education in Biology, Chemistry, Earth Science, Mathematics, Physics and Pre-Professional Studies. Our students have the opportunity to acquire and assimilate mathematical and scientific knowledge, that they may broaden and refine their understanding of the ever-changing world around them, while at Western Oregon University and throughout their lives.

Program Objectives

  1. To help students internalize and apply both the scientific method and major scientific and mathematical concepts and principles.
  2. To enhance students’ reasoning and problem-solving skills.
  3. To improve students’ individual and collaborative skills in preparation for the global scientific and mathematical challenges of the 21st century.

More detailed program information, including program admission requirements can be obtained by contacting the division at 503-838-8206 or visit our website at wou.edu/nsmath/.

Science and Mathematics Education Degrees offered collaboratively with the College of Education:


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