Minors: Biology, Chemistry, Geology, Physics
Pre-Health Professional Curricula
The Department of Natural Sciences offers students exciting opportunities to engage in hands-on learning about the natural world and sustainable technologies and practices. Our tight-knit community of faculty, staff, and students works collaboratively to produce degrees in Environmental Science, Natural Sciences, and Sustainability Studies. The Department also offers minors in biology, chemistry, physics, and geology, and provides scientific instruction in support of other degree programs at Lyndon.
The Department’s mission is to create future environmental, community, and educational leaders through participatory learning about the natural world and our role in it.
The curriculum explores the structures and patterns that exist in the natural world and consider the processes responsible for those patterns. Courses in astronomy explore both the structure and the origin of the universe; courses in geology cover the structure of the earth’s crust and the processes which led to its formation; and courses in biology consider the kinds of organisms that inhabit our planet as well as the evolutionary processes responsible for our biodiversity.
A Bachelor of Science in Environmental Sciences provides graduates essential training to become environmental consultants, scientists, and regulators. By employing the significant experience of the department’s faculty in the fields of research, consultation and governmental regulation, students are trained to become environmental leaders.
The natural world is a complex and dynamic system. A Bachelor of Science in Natural Sciences provides students a diverse foundation of scientific knowledge from which many choose to specialize through graduate studies, professional programs, and scientific employment.