Please note: The Bachelors of Arts in Early Childhood Education and in Elementary Education, the Post-Baccalaureate Certificates in Early Childhood and in Elementary Education, the Graduate Certificate in Special Education (K-12) initial licensure track, the Master of Arts in Teaching, and the Master of Education in Early Childhood Special Education initial licensure track no longer hold specialized accreditation from the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE) as of December 31, 2018.

The Bachelor of Arts in Journalism and Public Communications voluntarily withdrew from specialized accreditation by the Accrediting Council on Education in Journalism and Mass Communications (ACEJMC).

Natural Sciences

ConocoPhillips Integrated Sciences Building (CPSB), Room 101, (907) 786-1298

The undergraduate program in natural sciences is founded on a curriculum that emphasizes the interrelationships among the sciences. A program of study in the natural sciences requires that students select an option within the degree and complete all courses required within the option, as well as sufficient science elective courses to meet minimum unit requirements for graduation.

Students accepted into this flexible degree program select one of three options. The general sciences option is designed for students who are interested in understanding the interrelationships among various scientific fields, or in teaching science at the secondary level. The pre-health professions option is designed to meet the admission requirements of specific professional schools in medicine, dentistry and veterinary medicine. The environmental sciences option is designed to prepare students for graduate school or for employment in the private or public sector.

The natural sciences program is administered by the Department of Biological Sciences. Upon acceptance to the major the student will be assigned an academic advisor from the Department of Biological Sciences in accordance with the student’s declared option. Students are strongly encouraged to consult with their academic advisors to determine which electives best suit their career requirements.

Program of Study

Bachelor of Science


Jennifer Aschoff, Associate Professor,
Thep Ayudhya, Assistant Professor,
Shuvajit Bhattacharya, Assistant Professor,
Deborah Boege-Tobin, Professor,
Eric Bortz, Assistant Professor,
Jason Burkhead, Associate Professor,
Jennifer Moss Burns, Professor,
Matt Carlson, Associate Professor,
Douglas Causey, Professor,
Nin Dingra, Assistant Professor,
Khrys Duddleston, Professor,
Sarah Gerken, Professor,
Erin Hicks, Assistant Professor,
Nathaniel Hicks, Assistant Professor,
Eric Holmberg, Professor,
Simon Kattenhorn, Professor,
Jocelyn Krebs, Professor,
Jerry Kudenov, Professor Emeritus,
Kristine Mann, Professor Emeritus,
Jerzy Maselko, Professor Emeritus,
Colin McGill, Associate Professor,
Dean Milligan, Professor Emeritus,
LeeAnn Munk, Professor,
James Pantaleone, Professor,
Ann Pasch, Professor Emeritus,
Kim Peterson, Professor Emeritus,
Katherine Rawlins, Professor,
Travis Rector, Professor,
Erin Shea, Assistant Professor,
Donald Spalinger, Professor,
Jonathan Stecyk, Associate Professor,
Bjartmar Sveinbjörnsson, Professor Emeritus,
Patrick Tomco, Assistant Professor,
Ian van Tets, Associate Professor,
Cindy Trussell, Associate Professor,
Jeffrey Welker, Professor,