Pott College of Science, Engineering, and Education
Zane Mitchell, Ph.D., Dean
Mark Krahling, Ph.D., Associate Dean
Bonnie Beach, Ph.D., Associate Dean
Glenna G. Bower, Ph.D., Assistant Dean
Brent Summers, Ph.D., Chair, Biology department
Jeff Seyler, Ph.D., Chair, Chemistry department
Paul Kuban, Ph.D.; Interim Chair, Engineering department
William S. Elliott, Jr., Ph.D., Chair, Geology and Physics department
Glenna G. Bower, Ph.D., Chair, Kinesiology and Sport department
Rick Hudson, Ph.D., Chair, Mathematics department
Bonnie Beach. Ph.D., Chair, Teacher Education department
The Pott College of Science, Engineering, and Education consists of seven academic departments: biology, chemistry, engineering; geology and physics, kinesiology and sport, mathematics, and teacher education. Through its departments, the college offers coursework leading to baccalaureate degrees with majors in the following areas: advanced manufacturing, biology, biochemistry, biophysics, chemistry, early childhood education, elementary education, engineering, exercise science, geology, industrial supervision, kinesiology, mathematics, mathematics teaching, physics, science teaching, special education, and sport management. Minor programs are available in most areas listed as majors and in other science-related areas. The college also offers a a Master of Science in Education with several curricular options, a Master of Science in Industrial Management, and a Master of Science in Sport Management (see the graduate bulletin for more information). 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, biochemistry, or chemistry, though other majors are possible. Pre-professional curricula (which are not themselves majors) are available in the following areas:
In addition to course work for its majors and minors, the Pott College of Science, Engineering, and Education offers many courses in science and mathematics that students in all majors take to fulfill requirements of Core 39, as explained elsewhere. In keeping with its philosophy that students learn best by doing, the college offers many courses as laboratory-intensive or field-based experiences.