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Department of Earth and Physical Science

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Earth & Physical Sciences

About the Division

The Division of Natural Science and Mathematics consists of four departments; Biology, Chemistry, Earth and Physical Science,and the Mathematics Department. The Division offers BA/BS degrees in Biology, Chemistry, Earth Science, and Mathematics. The Division also offers minors in the above areas including a Physics option.

Mission Statement:

The Natural Science & Mathematics Division provides one of the components in the liberal education of Western's students and makes available a variety of courses and programs for those who need more advanced training in the natural sciences and mathematics. This parallels Western's mission which is to provide its students with a general education and meet the specific needs of those pursuing teaching, professional and technical careers.

Division goals:

  • To ensure excellence by continuing to implement assessment procedures for major and minor programs;
  • Maintain quality instruction in the science portion of Western's Liberal Arts Core Curriculum;
  • Ensure a quality science education for those students who will be teachers;
  • Incorporate curricular flexibility to prepare students for the scientific challenges of the 21st century.

Visit our department web sites for more information on our programs.

Mailing Address:

Division Of Natural Sciences & Mathematics
Western Oregon University
345 N. Monmouth Ave.
Monmouth, Oregon 97361

Division Chair: Dr. Steve Taylor

Office Coordinator: Niki Winslow

Office Location: Natural Science Building, NS 104

(503) 838-8206 | fax (503) 838-8072 (fax)

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Department of Earth and Physical Sciences (503) 838-8858 | or e-mail: stuntznerj@wou.edu

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