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Belmont University Undergraduate Catalog 2016-17

College of Sciences and Mathematics

Thom Spence, Dean


To provide quality educational experiences which stimulate students to join faculty in continuing exploration and critical study of scientific and mathematical ideas.


The College of Sciences and Mathematics challenges students to see knowledge as dynamic, while promoting scientific and mathematical principles as ways of knowing the world. Both students and faculty engage in scientific and mathematical practices that explore intellectual boundaries based on an established understanding of the world. Faculty employ innovative pedagogies, technology, research, and scholarship to encourage reflection on, and an understanding of, a scientific way of knowing.


1. All students will increase their mathematical literacy, understanding of contemporary science concepts, and appreciation for the scientific method of thinking.

2. All majors in sciences, in mathematics and/or in computer science will learn how to think rigorously about complex issues in their disciplines.

3. All majors will be provided a personalized dimension to the undergraduate experience.

4. All majors will have the opportunity to conduct research projects and present them publicly.

5. All majors will be prepared for careers, graduate school and professional opportunities in mathematics, life, physical, or psychological sciences.

6. Students and faculty will have opportunities for professional and scholarly development.

The College of Sciences and Mathematics offers many undergraduate academic majors and minors:

  • Applied Mathematics (major)
  • Biochemistry and Molecular Biology (major)
  • Biology (major and minor)
  • Chemistry (major and minor)
  • Computer Science (major and minor)
  • Database Management (minor)
  • Engineering Physics (major)
  • Environmental Science (major and minor)
  • Mathematics (major and minor)
  • Neurobiology (minor)
  • Neuroscience (major)
  • Pharmaceutical Studies (major)
  • Physics (major and minor)
  • Physics Pre-Health (major)
  • Physical Science (minor)
  • Psychology (major and minor)
  • Statistics (minor)
  • Web Development (minor)
  • Web Programming and Development (major)