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.
Explore our seven diverse departments. They offer a combined total of 71 degree-seeking paths that lead to high-demand careers. As a scientist, you can impact the world we live in and make a real difference.
Take a moment to hear from each of the departments what you can expect to experience as a major in each discipline.
Department Snapshot and Newsletter
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.
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.
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.
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.