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Natural Science

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Degree Details

Offered as: Bachelor

  • Natural Science
  • Pre-Physical Therapy
  • Pre-Chiropractic
  • Pre-Physician Assistant
  • Pre-Medical Laboratory Scientist

Program Highlights

  • Multidimensional sphere of research and discovery
  • Growing job market
  • Variety of experiences available
  • Decades of experience within the faculty

Why Study Natural Science at Mount Aloysius College?

Natural Science studies will also bring students to an appreciation of the Scientific Method of inquiry and to distinguish between scientific law, theory and hypothesis. Natural Science studies foster the overall rounding of a person, and encourage a high level of sophistication when evaluating scientific information.

Graduates of this exciting program will be well-positioned to make informed decisions in areas of their personal and professional lives requiring deeper appreciation of the sciences. Their work in this growing career will encourage in-depth evaluation of scientific elements of issues and controversies of a rapidly developing world.

With this degree, the student has the option to choose several concentrations, such as Pre-PA, Pre-PT, Pre-OT, Pre-Chiropractic, and Natural Science.

What do scientists do?

Choosing a degree in Natural Science opens many doors and prepares scientifically curious students for a number of career paths. This program provides students with foundation in a variety of pre-health areas. Natural scientists can become teachers or work in labs, as well as any other career that requires knowledge of the many different branches of science.

Possible Careers

Natural Science graduates enjoy careers in many different sectors, including:

  • Physician’s Assistant
  • Physical Therapist
  • Occupational Therapist
  • Chiropractor
  • Dental Medicine professional

Are there job openings? How much will I make?

The Natural Science degree from Mount Aloysius College offers the student a wide variety of career options. The natural sciences field is projected to grow by 7% in the next ten years.

The median annual wage for professionals with natural science degrees was $61,450 in 2014.*

*Bureau of Labor Statistics

Recent Success Stories

Brad Vogel, DPT, ’08, continued on to Chatham University, and is now employed at Senior Life Ebensburg, Pa.

Chelsea Trees, PA, continued her education at Chatham University, and is now working at Greater Baltimore Medical Center.

Nikita Jonas MOT, ’11, continued on to Boston University, and is now working at Goodfellow Occupational Therapy, Fresno, Ca.

Who will teach me?

Within the Science and Math Department at Mount Aloysius College, there are ten faculty members who all have their graduate degrees in appropriate fields, and nearly all of these faculty members have a PhD in their disciplines.

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Merrilee Anderson
Professor of Science and Mathematics/
Associate Academic Dean and Chairperson for Health Studies
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Juan Diaz, Jr.
Assistant Professor of Science and Mathematics
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J. Michael Engle
Associate Professor of Science and Mathematics
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Laura Michaels
Assistant Professor of Science and Mathematics
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Sandra Nypaver
Assistant Professor of Science and Mathematics
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Penny O’Connor
Associate Professor and Chair of Science and Mathematics
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John Whitlock
Associate Professor
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Crystal Goldyn
Assistant Professor of Science and Mathematics

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