Achieve Your Goals Here!
The University of North Georgia's (UNG’s) College of Science & Mathematics top priority is to help you achieve your goal. Your success means graduating with the knowledge, skills, and behaviors that will allow you to excel and be successful in today’s job market or to successfully pursue a graduate education. I invite you to explore our programs through these web pages.
The College of Science and Mathematics is composed of four separate yet interdigitated departments across our five campuses. Many of our students will refer to themselves as “biology”, “chemistry”, “mathematics” or “physics” majors but, due to the nature of science, these are really interdisciplinary studies with emphasis in a particular field with advancing education. You can’t learn biology without knowing chemistry. Physics influences chemical, biochemical and biophysical processes. Math is the basis, or as I like to say, the language of all the sciences. We are so convinced of the need to blend these majors together that we are developing new “transdisciplinary” laboratories and soon after that, lectures too! Graduate schools and professional schools expect you to be adequately prepared for the rigors of advanced education and our faculty do a superb job of meeting their expectations as well as yours. Employers are well aware of this too, and we have excellent post-graduation employment rates.
Each department has a slightly different approach to teaching students enrolled in classes, whether they are majors or non-majors. The teaching methods in the “hard sciences” (biology, chemistry, physics) rely more on investigative rather than instructional approaches. Students can learn science by doing science in well-equipped laboratories or in the field. Mathematics courses feature real world scenarios to immerse students in their subject. Faculty from all our disciplines mentor students throughout the academic year and opportunities for academic year and summer research abound. Undergraduate research is pervasive throughout the college. All our programs stress small class sizes and student-oriented majors that feature innovative learning environments and hands-on experiences. We strive to teach you soft skills along with discipline content. When you graduate, you will know how to work in a diverse team, how to think critically, how to solve complex problems, and how to make ethical decisions.
So, four departments with different degrees rely on each other to provide the foundational material necessary to be successful in each area. We are transdisciplinary.
If you are serious about your education, follow the links to get more information about any or all of our educational programs. Our top priority is to help you achieve your goal, whatever it may be.
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