Science

Investigate Our Science Degree at Urbana University

Science enables your mind to take you on a journey through investigation, experimentation and analysis. 

As a science major, you’ll build a foundation of key scientific courses in biology, chemistry and physics, while developing skills used in laboratory study that will help you move onward to a wide variety of career options.

Discover a Personalized Science Education

As a science major at Urbana you’ll get a personalized and enhanced learning experience. Small classes enable you to dig into program content alongside your professor — building knowledge you’ll use long after graduation. At Urbana, your Senior Science Seminar gives you the opportunity to complete a research program of your choice and present your hard work to the Urbana faculty and student body. While not mandatory, internships and also provide a great way for you to apply your learning in a professional environment before you step into your career.

Faculty Spotlight

Mary Ann Frazee

With more than 25 years teaching at Urbana, Dr. Mary Ann Frazee has a passion for the sciences and is committed to helping her students succeed. She uses the small class environment to really connect with her students to get them to where they need to be. Dr. Frazee enjoys seeing her students apply scientific theories to practice in laboratory experiments.

Careers

Studying the Sciences? Smart Career Move.

With our science degree program, you can tailor your education for the future you want. Some students choose a heavy emphasis on math and chemistry and become a lab technicians or chemists. Others study life and environmental sciences to become natural resource managers or sustainability analysts.

As an Urbana science grad, you can go on to graduate school with confidence. Whether you want to go pre-med to become a doctor or attend veterinary school, Urbana is right place to start to get you the results you want.

Program Outcomes
  1. Understand scientific methods of inquiry and investigation

  2. Apply scientific methods of investigation and inference logically and critically

  3. Understand principles and concepts of the natural sciences and associated phenomena

  4. Evaluate scientific claims and analyses as presented in popular and professional formats

  5. Apply comprehensive biological knowledge and lab skills

  6. Apply knowledge and lab skills for comprehensive research project proposal and chemistry lab practical

Undergraduate Studies Admission Requirements

Each applicant seeking admission to Urbana University is individually evaluated. Factors considered are past academic achievement, aptitude, extracurricular activities, and any additional evidence supporting the prospect of academic success.

To qualify for admission, applicants seeking an associate’s or bachelor’s degree must present evidence of high school completion and a required minimum 2.0 cumulative grade point average (GPA) on a 4.0 scale, in the form of a high school diploma or GED. Careful consideration is given to the applicant’s academic record to include the curriculum, courses, and/or state mandated graduation tests.

Satisfactory completion of a college preparatory curriculum is expected, which includes a minimum of four units of English, three units of mathematics, two units of science, two nits of social science, one additional unit in English, mathematics or science, and four additional units from English, mathematics, science, social science, foreign language or philosophy. Should the applicant’s preparation differ from the recommendation above, the applicant may be asked to supply additional information for review.

Results from standardized testing (either ACT or SAT) are required for those under 21 years of age. Students who wish to apply for admission, but do not meet the minimum ACT score or high school cumulative GPA requirements listed below, may request consideration by the Admissions and Academic Standards Committee.

Undergraduate Admission Requirements/Materials:

  • Completed undergraduate application
  • High school diploma or GED
  • Official high school transcript with a required minimum 2.0 cumulative grade point average (GPA) on a 4.0 scale
  • Standardized test results (if younger than 21 years old)
    • Minimum ACT score: 17
    • Minimum SAT score: 830

At any time the University may require an applicant to meet with the Admissions Committee to address questions that arise in the application review process. If an applicant requests transfer credit, official transcripts from any other regionally-accredited institution are required.

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