Bachelor of Arts Programs in Natural Sciences

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Natural Sciences

A Bachelor of Arts degree is awarded in recognition of an undergraduate student’s completion of three to four years of coursework in a liberal arts or science concentration. A Bachelor of Arts in Natural Sciences is an appealing degree for students who have a broad interest in various scientific disciplines.

Just what is a BA in Natural Sciences? This degree offers an interdisciplinary approach to natural sciences, including chemistry, biology, geology, psychology, and physics. Students learn about fundamental concepts as well as current advances and research. Some programs allow students to choose areas of focus, and some institutions offer specialized courses, in topics such as neurology, botany, or anthropology. Many degree programs also require related coursework in mathematics, statistics, and history or philosophy of science.

This degree provides students with broad theoretical knowledge, along with practical knowledge of research and experimentation methods, which can be applied to many professions. Many students use this degree as a foundation for further studies in education, medicine, or other scientific disciplines.

The cost of earning a BA in Natural Sciences is different at every institution. Variables from geographic location to course length can dictate how much completing the degree will cost. Therefore, it is important for students to consider various programs and research the costs associated with each one.

Earning a BA in Natural Sciences can lead to numerous career opportunities. Graduates may become primary or secondary school teachers, or they may work as educators in other settings, such as state parks. Many graduates pursue interdisciplinary jobs, including scientific writing or environmental advocacy. Graduates may also seek higher education and work in related fields, such as sustainability, environmental law, or environmental consulting.

A number of institutions now offer the BA in Natural Sciences as a degree that can be earned completely online. For students interested in saving money, avoiding relocation, or completing a degree while balancing other obligations, online degrees are an option worth exploring. Getting more information or even applying to a program takes minimal time. Search for your program below and contact directly the admission office of the school of your choice by filling in the lead form.

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BA in Mathematics

Wartburg College
Campus Full time 4 years September 2017 USA Waverly

If you have a passion for challenging course work, practical applications, and problem solving, a Bachelor of Arts degree in mathematics may be great option. You will discover a strong interrelationship among mathematics, computer science, and physics, reflecting the faculty’s longstanding focus on helping student find the right program for their skills and interests. [+]

BAs in Natural Sciences. If you have a passion for challenging course work, practical applications, and problem solving, a Bachelor of Arts degree in mathematics may be great option. You will discover a strong interrelationship among mathematics, computer science, and physics, reflecting the faculty’s longstanding focus on helping student find the right program for their skills and interests. The department merges course work with laboratory activities, practical internships, and opportunities for teaching and leadership. Courses emphasize in-depth group activities, enabling you to tackle challenging projects while developing your interpersonal communication skills. These experiences will provide a solid foundation for future employment or graduate study. Wartburg supports and encourages undergraduate research and design projects utilizing innovative technology, including virtual reality displays and 3-D visualization software. Program Fast Facts The mathematics program helps students understand the structure of mathematics, demonstrate skills, solve problems, and apply mathematics in meaningful vocations and services. Students use computers on an NT network located near mathematics classrooms and have use of them both inside and outside of class. Students will develop a coherent and broad-based understanding of the mathematics discipline consistent with the current MAA recommendations. Students will be prepared for entry into mathematics professions such as actuarial scientist or applied mathematician, for graduate study, and for the professional and personal challenges of the discipline. Students will appreciate mathematical knowledge and skills and be prepared to confront the ethical and societal issues associated with the mathematics profession. Students will be prepared to apply their knowledge of mathematics... [-]

BA or BS Biology

University of Denver
Campus Full time September 2017 USA Denver

The Department of Biological Sciences offers four distinct life sciences majors provided by a nationally recognized faculty that excels in teaching and research. Many faculty members have received University wide recognition for outstanding teaching. [+]

BA or BS Biology The Department of Biological Sciences offers four distinct life sciences majors provided by a nationally recognized faculty that excels in teaching and research. Many faculty members have received University wide recognition for outstanding teaching. Research programs are funded by grants from agencies such as the National Institutes of Health and the National Science Foundation. The department has three excellent teaching and research facilities. F.W. Olin Hall is a state-of-the-art facility for lectures and laboratories. Faculty offices and research labs are located across the science quad from Olin Hall in the Seeley G. Mudd building, which has teaching laboratories for advanced technique courses in molecular biology, cell biology and microbiology. Field-oriented courses are offered at the Mount Evans Field Station. The up-to-date and highly integrated curriculum provides a sound foundation in molecular, cellular, developmental, organismal, ecological and environmental biology. Curriculum prepares students for futures in medicine, dentistry, veterinary medicine, graduate programs in the life sciences, graduate programs in health-related fields like physical therapy or physician assistant programs, ecology, environmental science, conservation biology and science education at the secondary school level. PROGRAMS OF STUDY IN BIOLOGICAL SCIENCES The department offers majors in the following areas: biological sciences, molecular biology, ecology and biodiversity, and integrated sciences. [-]

BA in Rural and Community Development

Presbyterian University College
Campus Full time 4 years September 2017 Ghana Abetifi Akropong + 1 more

The programme provides an interdisciplinary framework for the understanding of the dynamics of rural stratification and differentiation, with concepts in Economics, Anthropology, Sociology, Human Ecology, Gender Issues, Natural Resources Management, History and Political Science. [+]

BAs in Natural Sciences. Overview The programme provides an interdisciplinary framework for the understanding of the dynamics of rural stratification and differentiation, with concepts in Economics, Anthropology, Sociology, Human Ecology, Gender Issues, Natural Resources Management, History and Political Science. The student will be required to undertake independent analysis of rural development issues and provide alternative strategies and policies for change. Admission Requirements WASSCE/SSSCE Applicants Credit in core English, Core Mathematics, and Integrated Science or Social Studies, and any three Elective subjects with an aggregate score of 24 or better in the WAEC SSSCE or 36 in the WASSCE. Applicants should have aggregate 24 (A-D) for SSSCE and 36 (A1 – C6) for WASSCE or better in the SSSCE/WASSCE. GBCE/ABCE Applicants Holders of GBCE Certificate must have Credit passes in five (5) subjects including Mathematics, English and Social Studies or Integrated Science in the General Business Certificate Examination (GBCE). In addition, the applicant must have passes in three (3) subjects; at least, one of the passes should be Grade D or better in the Advance Business Certificate Examinations (ABCE). Holders of only GBCE Certificate CANNOT be admitted on the basis of that qualification alone. A LEVEL Certificate Applicants 5 Credits (including English Language, Mathematics, an Arts subject and a Science subject) in the WAEC General Certificate of Education (GCE/WASC) Ordinary Level Examination; and 3 passes at the Advanced Level of the GCE. One of the Advanced Level passes should be a grade D or better. A pass in General Paper must... [-]

BA in Biology

Cardinal Stritch University
Campus Full time September 2017 USA Milwaukee

The major objectives of the Biology Department are to provide a basis for a liberal arts education and to prepare students to pursue careers in research, teaching, industry or medicine. [+]

The major objectives of the Biology Department are to provide a basis for a liberal arts education and to prepare students to pursue careers in research, teaching, industry or medicine. Since biology is interconnected with mathematics and the physical sciences, biology majors are encouraged to take additional math, chemistry and physics courses beyond the required minimum. Students preparing for graduate school or a career in industry or research are encouraged to take Analytical Chemistry (CH 307), Biochemistry (CH302), General Physics (PY 201, 202) and Mathematics through Calculus (MT 210/211). Degree Requirements Program Credits 37 Required Courses BL 105, 106, 202, 203, 207, 306, 307, 308, 403, 405. Additional required courses depending on focus: Research focus requires students take BL 402, 406 and 407. Pre-professional focus requires students take BL 410 and 411. Teaching focus requires students take BL 401 plus student teach. Required Auxiliary Courses 22 auxiliary credits: CH 113, 114, 201, 202, 211, 212; two courses in mathematics. Additional Information A minimum of a “C” (2.0) is required for each course in the Biology major or minor. This includes the auxiliary courses. A student earning a grade lower than the minimum acceptable grade in any course in the major or minor may repeat the course only once at Stritch. A student who receives a second unsatisfactory grade in any course in the major or minor will be dismissed from the major or minor field. [-]

BA in Biology

Fisher College
Campus Full time 4 years September 2017 USA Boston

The Bachelor of Arts degree in Biology at Fisher College has been developed to provide students with a broad and thorough foundation in the biological sciences. Students gain exposure to diverse fields of biology, from cellular levels - including microbiology, cell biology, and genetics - to organismal levels, such as ecology, evolution, and animal behavior. [+]

BAs in Natural Sciences. Program Overview BACHELOR OF ARTS IN BIOLOGY (DAY) The Bachelor of Arts degree in Biology at Fisher College has been developed to provide students with a broad and thorough foundation in the biological sciences. Students gain exposure to diverse fields of biology, from cellular levels - including microbiology, cell biology, and genetics - to organismal levels, such as ecology, evolution, and animal behavior. The Biology Program consists of 40 credits of designated biology courses, along with 17 credits of related chemistry/math courses, and 18-20 elective credits within the discipline. The Biology program offers small class sizes; opportunities for review of material with Professors; tutoring resources; many free electives and program electives to tailor students’ Biology trajectory to their interests; and full-time and part-time faculty members with diverse interests and experiences across the field of Biology. These unique qualities of the Biology program prioritize student success in small settings with individualized attention for an enriching education. Additionally, students seeking a degree in Biology can participate in a variety of opportunities, including field trips, speaker series from prestigious members of Boston’s science and medical communities, conferences, and networking events. The Bachelor of Arts degree in Biology serves as a strong fundamental scientific base from which many career options are available, including employment across fields that intersect with biology. Graduates of the Biology degree can obtain traditional laboratory technician jobs in clinical, academic, or industrial research laboratories. The Biology degree also prepares its graduates for jobs in numerous other... [-]

BA Geography, Planning & Environment

UCD College of Engineering and Architecture
Campus Full time 3 years September 2017 Ireland Dublin

If you are interested in both the built and natural environment, and how human actions affect the environment, a degree in Planning, Geography & Environment offers you a unique opportunity to further your interests. [+]

BA Geography, Planning & Environment Course Information BA (Hons) (NFQ Level 8) Full Time - Undergraduate Studies CAO Code: DN514 CAO Points Range 2015: 370 - 445 Length of Course: 3 Years (+1 Master's programme) Average Intake: 25 Leaving Certificate: You must obtain a minimum of Grade H5 in two subjects and a minimum of Grade O6/H7 in the remaining four subjects. Why is this course for me? If you are interested in both the built and natural environment, and how human actions affect the environment, a degree in Planning, Geography & Environment offers you a unique opportunity to further your interests. The degree integrates subjects that will deepen and broaden your understanding of environmental, social and economic issues, and set these in a practical policy context. A degree in Planning, Geography & Environment provides you with strong analytical skills, as well as the ability to think critically about urban and rural development and environmental issues. This degree provides the first steps to pursuing a career as a professional planner, urban designer or environmental policy expert. Key Fact: The degree is accredited by the Royal Town Planning Institute (RTPI). In order to gain full recognition by the RTPI you must complete an accredited one-year specialist master’s degree in planning. Career & Graduate Study Opportunities The final step towards your career as a planner is to complete a one-year specialist master’s in planning in UCD: the Master of Regional & Urban Planning, the MSC in Urban Design and Planning or the... [-]

BA in Environmental and Sustainability Studies

Northern Arizona University
Campus Full time 4 years September 2017 USA Flagstaff

Students who are interested in the environment and the issues at its crux will enjoy the pursuit of this degree. Crucial issues of sustainability, diversity, and change are interwoven through the program. A language proficiency requirement bolsters understanding beyond English-speaking perspectives. [+]

BAs in Natural Sciences. Available Emphasis Areas: Global Sustainability - Emphasis Southwest Environments and Biocultural Diversity - Emphasis Students who are interested in the environment and the issues at its crux will enjoy the pursuit of this degree. Crucial issues of sustainability, diversity, and change are interwoven through the program. A language proficiency requirement bolsters understanding beyond English-speaking perspectives. What Can I Do with a Bachelor of Arts in Environmental and Sustainability Studies? Issues of sustainability, climate change adaptation and mitigation, environmental justice, biodiversity, and increasing demand for finite food, water, and energy resources become more critical every day. To better understand-and improve-our relationship with the natural world, consider the environmental studies program at Northern Arizona University. Here, you will study ecosystems and the ways humans interact with them using the perspectives of the natural and social sciences and the humanities. You will work extensively with full-time professors who have practical experience in the environmental sciences and sustainability. You'll have many opportunities for field study and research; our faculty members include undergraduate students in all research projects, and you will be required to complete an undergraduate research project or internship. You will learn how to develop solutions for these issues and prepare for a career in research, industry, education, government, or public service. Career opportunities that might be pursued: Sustainability coordinator Conservation biology Community-supported agriculture Environmental education and communication Resource management, assessment, and protection Air, water, and soil quality monitoring Renewable energy design and construction With further education, one of... [-]

BA (Hons) Environmental Social Sciences

University of Kent, School of Anthropology & Conservation
Campus Full time 4 years August 2018 United Kingdom Canterbury

We give you the unique opportunity to explore environmental issues from both social sciences and humanitities perspectives. [+]

We give you the unique opportunity to explore environmental issues from both social sciences and humanitities perspectives. Although there are key introductions to the sciences of conservation in this programme its focus is deliberately designed to equip students with understanding and skills in relation to the social, political, economic, legal and community aspects of conservation. In addition to gaining an overview of social science perspectives, you can choose introductory modules from a range of social science disciplines, including social anthropology, ethnobiology, sociology, economics or philosophy. You also have the opportunity to gain practical skills – for example, in biodiversity monitoring - and to carry out an independent research project. Year in Professional Practice Our new four year courses in professional practice offer students the opportunity to spend a minimum of 24 weeks on placement at one or more organisations whose work is relevant to your degree programme. During the placement you will work under the direction of a designated line manager within the host organisation, with additional support from the University via a named member of academic staff. You will be working on one or more tasks that are agreed in advance, for example you may contribute to a management plan, a policy report, a consultation process, a piece of applied research, or development of a set of educational materials. [-]

BA Geography and...

SOAS University of London
Campus Full time 3 - 4 years August 2018 United Kingdom London

The Department of Geography at King’s College London (KCL) includes a concentration of scholars and specialists in the geography of Africa and Asia. Several courses also include examples from Latin America. There are courses in both physical and human geography that place development problems in a global environment context. [+]

BAs in Natural Sciences. BA Geography and... Programme Code: L770BA/GAA Duration: 3- or 4- year combined honours degree 2016 Entry Requirements A Levels: AAB including A-Level Geography IB: 35 (6/6/5) BTEC: DDM Access to HE: Minimum of 30 Level 3 Credits at Distinction Scottish Highers: AAABB Scottish Advanced Highers: AAB Irish LC: 340 points from 5 Higher level subjects at grade C1 or above Advanced Placement: 4 4 5 (Two semesters - UCAS Group A) plus US HSGD with GPA 3.0 Euro Bacc: 80% French Bacc: 14/20 German Abitur: 2.0 Italy DES: 80/100 Austria Mat: 2.0 Polish Mat: Overall 75% including 3 extended level subjects Interview Policy: Candidates with 'non standard' qualifications may be invited. The Department of Geography at King’s College London (KCL) includes a concentration of scholars and specialists in the geography of Africa and Asia. Several courses also include examples from Latin America. There are courses in both physical and human geography that place development problems in a global environment context. Students combining Geography with another subject are registered at SOAS but receive tuition in Geography at KCL’s Strand campus, and enjoy the facilities of both colleges. Applicants should apply to SOAS only. For more information on Geography, please contact Dr Deborah Potts at debby.potts@kcl.ac.uk or visit www.kcl.ac.uk/geography Combinations May be combined with African Studies, TL57 BA/GEAF Arabic+, LT76 BA/GEA Burmese++, LT7H BA/GEBU Chinese+, LT71 BA/GECH Development Studies, LL97 BA/GEDVS Economics, LL17 BA/GEEC Georgian, LT79 BA/GNGE Hebrew, LQ74 BA/HEGE= History, LV71 BA/HGE History of Art/Archaeology, LV73 BA/GHAA... [-]

BA Geography

The University of Nottingham - Faculty of Social Sciences
Campus Full time 3 years September 2017 United Kingdom Nottingham

Focused on understanding the physical and human environment, this flexible course allows you to choose from a range of modules according to your interests. [+]

BA Geography Focused on understanding the physical and human environment, this flexible course allows you to choose from a range of modules according to your interests. It offers a broad and flexible programme of study, which will equip you with the necessary skills of analysis and synthesis to critically understand information from a wide range of sources. There are opportunities to travel to inspirational destinations in the UK and overseas, through a number of modules with a field trip element. This course is accredited by the Royal Geographical Society (with the Institute of British Geographers). An MArts version is also available, which includes an additional year at postgraduate level. Year one The first year is a foundation programme covering human and physical geography and geographical information science. You are encouraged to choose geography options appropriate to your BA degree or other modules at an appropriate level from across the University. Many students opt to study languages, the social and natural sciences or engineering, in addition to modules offered by the School of Geography. Year two In year two, you will have fewer core modules and more opportunity to choose from a range of modules appropriate to your BA degree. You'll have the opportunity to pursue 20 credits of appropriate modules from outside geography, subject to approval. You can also apply to spend the autumn semester of your second year studying abroad. Year three In year three, the dissertation is the sole core module. Alongside this you can choose from a... [-]

BA in Mathematics

Northeastern Illinois University
Campus Full time 4 years September 2017 USA Chicago Grayslake + 1 more

The fundamental objective of the Department of Mathematics is to provide and promote knowledge, a critical understanding, and applications of mathematics. We teach a variety of skills and offer a variety of supplemental support programs to support you in developing a strong foundation in mathematics. [+]

BAs in Natural Sciences. The fundamental objective of the Department of Mathematics is to provide and promote knowledge, a critical understanding, and applications of mathematics. We teach a variety of skills and offer a variety of supplemental support programs to support you in developing a strong foundation in mathematics. The undergraduate program in Mathematics leads to a bachelor's degree in Mathematics and has been designed to provide the students with options suitable for various career plans. Concentrations The choice of concentration determines the set of mathematics courses required, as well as those that can be taken as electives. Concentrations include: Applied Mathematics Secondary Mathematics Mathematics provides tools and techniques that can be applied to solve problems in many fields. With a major in Mathematics, students learn to apply these tools, and consequently improve their career opportunities. Our programs are designed to prepare Mathematics majors for jobs currently offered by industry, business, educational and government institutions. The choice of a concentration should reflect the student’s academic interests as well as career plans. Learning Requirements Required Core Courses ... [-]

BA Environmental Studies and Geography

Bishop's University
Campus Full time 3 years September 2017 Canada Sherbrooke

Environmental Studies and Geography, with its major focus on human-environment interaction, is a broad discipline which analyzes the distribution and interrelationships of physical and human phenomena on the earth. [+]

Environmental Studies and Geography, with its major focus on human-environment interaction, is a broad discipline which analyzes the distribution and interrelationships of physical and human phenomena on the earth. It combines subject matter and methodologies from both the natural and social sciences. Since its founding in 1961, the academic mission of our department has been to provide to undergraduate students a solid grounding in the study of people and the environment. This focus has been consistent with Bishop’s University’s overall commitment to undergraduate programmes providing a liberal arts and science education. The Department of Environmental Studies and Geography strives toward the following: Interactive learning and community involvement Low student to faculty ratio and small class sizes Student-faculty collaborative research High-profile faculty research Student preparation for graduate programs Why study ESG at Bishop’s? In addition to this commitment, which has characterized the course offerings of the Department in the past, a second focal point in the Department’s approach to teaching has been the incorporation of as much of a field component as possible into the frameworks of many of our courses. Proximity to a borough of 5,000 people (Lennoxville) and a Census Metropolitan Area of 130,000 people (Sherbrooke) provides much scope for practical projects. At the same time the glacial features of the surrounding Appalachian region, the history of settlement and resource development, and a significant river and drainage basin, each provide a ready field laboratory for the physical and environmental aspects of the programme. Thus, students entering the Department of... [-]

Bachelors in Mathematics

Daemen College
Campus Full time September 2017 USA Buffalo

The curriculum objectives of the Mathematics program helps students gain basic knowledge and skills to make mathematical contributions to society in the form of pure mathematics or mathematics applied to the other disciplines. [+]

BAs in Natural Sciences. The curriculum objectives of the Mathematics program helps students gain basic knowledge and skills to make mathematical contributions to society in the form of pure mathematics or mathematics applied to the other disciplines. Program Highlights Participate in undergraduate research, service learning, and a variety of activities that will enhance your education and prepare you to be successful in your career. Work in a close and collaborative atmosphere - classes ranging from 5-25 students. Learn about today's most relevant areas of mathematical science, including computer science, applied modeling, and statistics. Be prepared to take the actuarial exams. Earn your provisional NY State teaching certification. Work out math problems with professors and fellow students in the Math Lab. Students learn to: Apply abstract mathematical concepts to various fields Increase their mathematical intuition Communicate mathematical ideas effectively Recognize the importance of the field of mathematics on the scientific development of several civilizations and cultures The required Computer Science sequence teaches students basic computer programming skills needed for almost any job in today's market. Faculty members work with students to enhance critical thinking in situations involving judgments based on data and stimulate independent thinking that requires research. Students are given opportunities to participate in undergraduate research, service learning, and a variety of activities that will enhance their education, and prepare them for graduate school and careers in the applied mathematics field and education. Our curriculum is designed to give the necessary skills for Math majors as outlined by the Mathematical... [-]

BA in Commerce and Marketing (Agricultural Marketing and Management)

Wekerle Business School (WBS)
Campus Full time September 2017 Hungary Budapest

The aim of the Agricultural Marketing Manager course is to train professionals who are able to complete organisational and management tasks in the field of agriculture and food product trade, based on their theoretical and practical knowledge. [+]

BA in Commerce and Marketing (Agricultural Marketing and Management)

The aim of the Agricultural Marketing Manager course is to train professionals who are able to complete organisational and management tasks in the field of agriculture and food product trade, based on their theoretical and practical knowledge. Graduate students are professionals with skills in economics and business as well as commerce and marketing. They can perform demand-driven acquisition and sales activities, organise and manage the commercial activities of small and medium enterprises. They are able to understand and evaluate the interconnections of the agricultural sector and the exploitation of resources according to the standards of the European Union, to elaborate and implement marketing strategies and to manage the marketing activities of companies. In addition the course provides students with the necessary foundations to apply their IT skills at a high level in their work.... [-]


BA Biology

University Of Northern Iowa
Campus Full time September 2017 USA Cedar Falls

If you want to customize your courses to emphasize your special interests, this general biology major is ideal for you. If you want a broad education in biology, or your interest is in specific areas such as plants, this major is designed for you. [+]

BAs in Natural Sciences. The Bachelor of Arts major provides a broad training in biology and allows specializations through choice of electives. It offers basic preparation for entry-level positions, graduate work, or an advanced degree in all health-related areas. The combination of required and elective courses needs to equal a minimum of 58 credit hours. In the Department of Biology at UNI, you will be surrounded by students who are curious and intent upon learning more about the broad discipline of biology. All of our students are given a broad exposure to the field of biology in a series of four-core biology classes to be taken during their freshman and sophomore years. From there, the curriculum allows for students in their junior and senior years to "specialize" and choose biology courses that best fit their interests and needs. All of our faculty are involved in research and students are encouraged to become a part of this endeavor. In the research setting students can have hands-on learning throughout a variety of different research studies. Lecture class size in the upper division courses is typically small and students in all lab courses will find they have access to individualized attention. So, if you wish to be surrounded by award winning teaching faculty and students, caring faculty and staff, to have access to working in the research setting, and to be a part of something exciting and dynamic, the Department of Biology at the University of Northern Iowa is the right place for... [-]