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Department of Natural Sciences

  • The Department of Natural Sciences (DNS) provides 
    undergraduate programs in biochemistry, biologychemistry, and 
    environmental sciences. DNS provides foundational support for
    study in medicine, dentistry, pharmacy, physical therapy, and other
    allied health fields, as well as to programs in toxicology, forensic
    science, law, and business.


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    DNS is home to graduate programs in chemistry, marine, estuarine, 
    and environmental sciences, and toxicology. Graduate faculty research
    focuses on environmental chemistry and toxicology, coastal ecosystem
    and fisheries health, natural secondary metabolite chemistry, nutrient
    cycling and carbon sequestration, and the functional properties of 
    nanostructures.




    Many DNS majors participate in the Richard Henson Honors Program, enjoying its student-centered learning experiences that promote intellectual growth, cultural appreciation, professional focus, leadership development, and civic participation.


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