University of Arkansas at Monticello School of Mathematical and Natural Sciences
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The School of Mathematical and Natural Sciences is the school of sciences of the University of Arkansas at Monticello. It is located in the Science Center Building on the UAM campus in Monticello, Arkansas. The School employs 23 faculty and offers Bachelor of Science degrees in four major areas: Biology, Chemistry, Mathematics, and Natural Sciences. It has around 176 students enrolled in its major and minor programs. The School is also home to pre-professional programs in: Allied Health, Pre-Dentistry, Pre-Engineering, Pre-Medicine, Pre-Optometry, and Pre-Pharmacy.
The mission of the School of Mathematical and Natural Sciences is to offer specialization in biology, chemistry, mathematics, and natural science and to provide opportunities for all students to enhance their understanding of science and mathematics. Curricula offered in the School prepare graduates for careers in industry and teaching, for graduate studies, and for admission to professional programs including allied health, dentistry, engineering, medicine, optometry, and pharmacy.
The School of Mathematical and Natural Sciences offers undergraduate programs that lead to the Bachelor of Science (B.S.) degree in four major areas: Biology, Chemistry, Mathematics, and Natural Sciences.
The School of Mathematical and Natural Sciences is also home to pre-professional programs in: Allied Health, Pre-Dentistry, Pre-Engineering, Pre-Medicine, Pre-Optometry, and Pre-Pharmacy.
The School of Mathematical and Natural Sciences offers Bachelor of Science Degrees in the following disciplines:
Biology - The biology program at UAM includes 6 full-time faculty members. A major and a minor in biology are available. In addition, pre-medicine, pre-dentistry, and numerous allied health programs are administered and advised by the biology faculty. Biology majors can choose between different areas of concentration and pre-professional pathways: Standard Biology, Organismal Biology, Biology with Natural Science Minor, Pre-Dentistry, and Pre-Medicine.
Chemistry - The chemistry program at UAM includes 3 full-time faculty members, 1 faculty member shared with biology, and 1 full-time laboratory director. A major and a minor in chemistry are available. In addition, a pre-pharmacy program is administered and advised by the chemistry faculty. The program has modern chemistry laboratory equipment available for student use including NMR, Fourier transform infrared spectroscopy, ultraviolet-visible spectroscopy, atomic absorption spectroscopy, GC, and HPLC. A modest amount of student research is also supervised by the faculty.
Mathematics - The mathematics program at UAM includes 8 full-time faculty members and one administrator teaching one course per semester. A major and a minor in mathematics are available. The mathematics faculty also teaches a limited number of computer science courses.
Natural Science - The natural science program at UAM utilizes faculty from the various science disciplines within the School of Mathematics and Natural Sciences. A major and a minor in natural science are available.
Pre-Medical - The University of Arkansas-Monticello School of Mathematical and Natural Sciences has an excellent pre-medical program. Our students have been accepted to outstanding medical schools throughout the state and the region. The Medical College Admission Test (MCAT) requires that students be well-versed in biology, chemistry, physics, and mathematics.
Students who wish to attend medical school normally pursue a Bachelor of Science in Biology. The Pre-Medicine Curriculum includes all the requirements for a B.S. in Biology, as well as the standard medical school requirements. Because a great deal of chemistry is required for the B.S. and for medical school, Pre-Med students often minor in Chemistry. Outstanding students may wish to pursue a double major in Biology and Chemistry.
A degree minor in physics is also available.