Chemistry

Description

In this program, you will learn how to analyze scientific data and report your findings. You’ll be exposed to different areas of chemistry including general chemistry, organic chemistry, physical chemistry, biochemistry, instrumental analysis, and organic chemistry. Our program offers an overview of several of the different areas of chemistry. We also have several courses dedicated to scientific communication, programming, and data analysis to help students learn how to analyze their data and communicate the information effectively.

Mathematics

Description

The mission of the Mathematics program is to provide each student a solid foundation in several core branches of mathematics (calculus, analysis, and algebra) and to prepare students to apply quantitative and abstract reasoning skills in advanced degree programs and/or careers requiring expertise in mathematics. Students majoring in Mathematics must take MATH 121 to satisfy the General Education Core (GEC) requirement in mathematics. Students whose mathematical background is insufficient for MATH 121 may take MATH 111 and MATH 119 as general electives. However, these courses cannot be used as part of the major. Students majoring in mathematics are encouraged to choose general elective courses so that a minor in a related field is completed. Students interested in mathematics teacher licensure must complete this program of study and the Secondary Education dual major. Candidates should work with an advisor in mathematics and an advisor from the School of Humanities, Education, and the Arts early and often to ensure enrollment in the required courses. Classroom Management (ED 432) and Applied Methods and Concepts (ED 433) must be taken the semester prior to student teaching.

Associate of Science

Description

The mission of the Associate of Science program is to provide quality learning opportunities in mathematics and science that contribute to student employability or prepare students for further academic pursuits.

Biochemistry

Features

– Customize course load with 12 hours of upper-level science and math electives
– Examples of course work: Biochemistry, Advanced Biochemistry, Analytical Chemistry, Physical Chemistry
– Pre-Health Professional Society
– 100% Placement Rate in Pharmacy School
– Experiences: Undergraduate research, develop hypothesis and test in a directed study, present and research results CU, regional and national conferences
– Present research Pittcon, Tennessee Academy of Science

Description

In this program you’ll learn how to evaluate scientific data, think critically, and draw conclusions based upon the data. You’ll study a combination of organic, analytical, and physical chemistry, as well as microbiology, cellular biology, and genetics.

Testimonial

“Being a Biochemistry major has been the most enjoyable challenge of my life. The science faculty have been kind but firm and I can’t imagine what college would have been like without them.” -Jake Yarbro, class of 2019

Biology

Features

– Examples of coursework: Ecology, Genetic, Zoology, Aquatic Biology, Flowering Botany
– Careers: Environmental Services, Pre-Professional Programs, and opportunities to work with animal rescues
– Beta Beta Beta Biological Honor Society
– 90% placement rate in Medical school
– 100% placement rate in Veterinarian & Pharmacy schools
– Students have held internships: Biotherapeutics, Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency, Army Corps of Engineers

Description

In this program you’ll study life science and learn the basic principles and functions of organisms through ecosystems, the environment, and cell and molecular activities. Our program offers a variety of experiential learning opportunities.

Testimonial

“My academic and professional success wasn’t independently achieved. I will forever be in debt to the CU community because without their care, love, and support I would not be who I am today.” -Kala Dixon, Class of 2014