What are the natural and physical sciences?
In short, the natural and physical sciences the empirical sciences attempting to explain or predict natural phenomena from a variety of perspectives.
In the College of Arts and Sciences, the natural and physical sciences are:
- Biology, Molecular & Biomedical Biology and Bioinformatics
- Environmental Studies
Why are the natural & physical sciences important?
Studying the natural & physical sciences not only gives you a deeper understanding of the physical world around you, but in many cases they save lives. Scientists from these fields are developing new medicines and treatments for diseases, helping to predict natural disasters, and educating the public on sound environmental practices.
- Students who study the natural & physical sciences also gain skills that will benefit them throughout their lives and careers:
- Understanding data to make informed decisions
- Flexible and adaptable approach to learning
- Sound research skills
- Analytical and critical evaluation skills
- Creative problem solving
- Logical reasoning skills
- Communication skills