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2024-2025 Catalog DRAFT (working copy for edits) 
    
2024-2025 Catalog DRAFT (working copy for edits)

School of Mathematical and Natural Sciences


School of Mathematical & Natural Sciences
Location: Science Center, Monticello
Telephone: (870) 460-1016 or 1066 / Fax: (870) 460-1316
Mailing Address: P.O. Box 3480, Monticello, AR 71656
Email: math_sci@uamont.edu
Website: https://www.uamont.edu/academics/math-ns/index.html

Faculty/Mission

Professors Bramlett, Bacon, Huang, and Hunt; Associate Professors Abbott, Burrows, Fox, Gavin, Martin, and H. Sayyar; Assistant Professors Ferrer, Muhoza, Roser, and Slater (Dean); Instructors Barton, Cooper, Goodding, Hatfield, Morgan, and K. Sayyar.

The School of Mathematical and Natural Sciences comprises the disciplines of biology, chemistry, earth science, mathematics, mathematics education, physical science, physics, and science education.

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, medicine, optometry, pharmacy, and veterinary medicine.

This mission is fulfilled through the following goals:

  1. To provide academic programs which promote the development of professional scientists and mathematicians and provide opportunities for all students to enhance their understanding of the natural sciences and mathematics.
  2. To prepare individuals for successful careers in industry and teaching and for graduate studies in science and mathematics.
  3. To provide curricula for pre-professional studies in dentistry, medicine, optometry, pharmacy, and allied health (physical therapy, radiological technology, respiratory therapy, medical technology, occupational therapy, and dental hygiene).
  4. To provide technical and analytical courses to support studies in agriculture, forestry, nursing, physical education, psychology, and wildlife management.
  5. To serve the general education program through courses in biology, chemistry, earth science, mathematics, physics, and physical science that provide a basic background for a baccalaureate degree.

Major and Minor Requirements

All baccalaureate degrees require at least 120 hours of college credit courses at the 1000-level or above. These courses must include the General Education requirements elsewhere in this catalog and at least 40 hours of 3000-4000 level courses.

Gulf Coast Research Laboratory

The School of Mathematical and Natural Sciences is affiliated with the Gulf Coast Research Laboratory (GCRL) at Ocean Springs, Mississippi. Students may take courses there and receive credit at UAM. For a complete listing of courses at GCRL visit http://www.usm.edu/gcrl/

Programs

Undergraduate Major

Minor