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Explore our seven diverse departments. They offer a combined total of 71 degree-seeking paths that lead to high-demand careers, including two interdisciplinary programs. As a scientist, you can impact the world we live in and make a real difference.

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Department Snapshot and Newsletter


Botany and Plant Ecology

Botanists study plants and through research, they save our planet. From tiny lichens to towering pines, plants work to clean our air, help us feed the world, allow us to build houses, and provide beauty in our lives.


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Chemistry and Biochemistry

Chemists study the composition, structure, and properties of substances found everywhere. They learn how elements combine to form compounds and the transformation of matter to help solve problems.


Earth and Environmental Sci

Earth and environmental scientists study Earth's dynamic processes and history. They address issues related to energy & water resources, natural disasters, & environmental protection; the keys to achieving sustainability in the 21st century.

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Mathematicians study the language of algebra, geometry, calculus and statistics. They are able to make logical decisions ranging from retirement savings to information security, and global warming.




Microbiologists study microorganisms which often are most famous for their ability to cause disease. However, they are also vital to agriculture, industry, and ecology. Life on Earth would not survive without microorganisms.

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Physicists study matter, energy and the interactions between them. They build better airplanes & rockets, develop innovative healthcare technology, and explore new sources of energy, all of which impact real-world issues.




Zoologist study the evolution, anatomy, physiology, behavior, habitats, and health of animals (including humans). Their research affects how we function and develops solutions for a stronger, healthier world.


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Getting Started

Still unsure where you belong? Students start at the advising office, get placed in a math path, and then take an advisor suggested science class. If you are a current math or science teacher, check out the CMSE for help.




Lightning Talks 

Take a moment to hear from each of the departments what you can expect to experience as a major in each discipline.

Botany - 2:23  Chemistry - 7:11  Earth and Environmental Sciences - 12:13  Microbiology - 17:34  Physics - 21:37  Zoology - 26:26  Pre-Medical Program - 32:07


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Friday: 6:30 a.m. - 10 p.m.
Saturday: 6:30 a.m. - 6 p.m.                  Sunday: Closed

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Mailing address

Weber State University
College of Science
1415 Edvalson St., Dept. 2501
Ogden, UT 84408-2501

Building location

Tracy Hall Science Center (TY)

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