Jun 19, 2019  
2011-2013 Undergradate & Graduate Bulletin 
    
2011-2013 Undergradate & Graduate Bulletin [ARCHIVED PUBLICATION]

Pott College of Science and Engineering


www.usi.edu/science

Scott A. Gordon, Ph.D., Dean

Shelly Blunt, Ph.D., Associate Dean

R. Brent Summers, Ph.D., Assistant Dean

William S. Elliott, Jr., Ph.D., Chair, Department of Geology and Physics

Henri Maurice, Ph.D., Chair, Department of Biology

Zane Mitchell, Ph.D.; Chair, Department of Engineering

Kathy Rodgers, Ph.D., Chair, Department of Mathematics

Jeff Seyler, Ph.D., Chair, Department of Chemistry

The Pott College of Science and Engineering consists of five academic departments: biology, chemistry, engineering, geology and physics, and mathematics. Through its departments, the college offers coursework leading to baccalaureate degrees with majors in the following areas: advanced manufacturing, biology, biochemistry, biophysics, chemistry, engineering, geology, industrial supervision, mathematics, mathematics teaching, and science teaching. Minor programs are available in most areas listed as majors and in other science-related areas, as noted elsewhere in this bulletin. All students majoring in college programs are assigned faculty advisors who assist with individual planning of each student’s course of study.

Students who aspire to professional careers requiring additional training beyond the bachelor’s degree usually major in biology or chemistry, though other majors are possible. Pre-professional curricula (which are not themselves majors) are available in the following areas:

Pre-Chiropractic Pre-Physical Therapy
Pre-Dentistry Pre-Pharmacy
Pre-Ecology Pre-Physician Assistant
Pre-Forestry Pre-Podiatry
Pre-Medical Technology Pre-Veterinary
Pre-Medicine Pre-Wildlife Biology
Pre-Optometry Pre-Zoology
Pre-Osteopathy  

Students seeking careers as science teachers at the secondary level select the science teaching major offered by the college. This major includes the science/mathematics content courses along with professional education courses offered through the Bower-Suhrheinrich College of Education and Human Services. Specific teacher certification/licensure requirements are given elsewhere in this bulletin.

In addition to course work for its majors and minors, the Pott College of Science and Engineering offers many courses in science and mathematics that students in all majors take to fulfill requirements of the University Core Curriculum, as explained elsewhere. In keeping with its philosophy that students learn science and engineering best by doing science and engineering, the college offers most of its courses (except mathematics courses) as laboratory- intensive experiences.

Biology

Go to information for Biology.

Programs

Bachelor of Arts or Bachelor of Science

Minor

Pre-Professional Curricula

Chemistry and Biochemistry

Go to information for Chemistry and Biochemistry.

Programs

Bachelor of Arts or Bachelor of Science

Minor

Geology and Physics

Go to information for Geology and Physics.

Programs

Bachelor of Arts or Bachelor of Science

Minor

Engineering

Go to information for Engineering.

Programs

Bachelor of Science

Bachelor of Science in Engineering

Mathematics

Go to information for Mathematics.

Programs

Bachelor of Arts or Bachelor of Science

Minor