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2013-2014 Bulletin [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Pott College of Science, Engineering and Education

Pott College of Science, Engineering, and Education

Scott A. Gordon, Ph.D., Dean

Shelly Blunt, Ph.D., Associate Dean

Bonnie Beach, Ph.D., Associate Dean

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

Glenna G. Bower, Ph.D., Chair, Department of Kinesiology and Sport

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

Paul T. Parkison, Ed. D., Chair, Department of Teacher Education

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

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

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, physical education teaching, science teaching, special education, and sport management. Minor programs are available in most areas listed as majors and in other science-related areas, as noted elsewhere in this bulletin. The college also offers an Associate of Science degree program in Early Childhood Education, and Master of Science degree programs in elementary and secondary education. 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:

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

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 department of teacher education. Specific teacher certification/licensure requirements are given elsewhere in this bulletin. The department of teacher education also offers teacher licensure programs in elementary and secondary education for persons who already hold baccalaureate degrees. Transition to Teaching programs for career changers provides the opportunity to earn an initial teaching license.

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 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.


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Bachelor of Arts or Bachelor of Science


Pre-Professional Curricula

Chemistry and Biochemistry

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Bachelor of Arts or Bachelor of Science



Go to information for Engineering.


Bachelor of Science

Bachelor of Science in Engineering

Geology and Physics

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Bachelor of Arts or Bachelor of Science


Kinesiology and Sport

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Bachelor of Arts or Bachelor of Science




Go to information for Mathematics.


Bachelor of Arts or Bachelor of Science


Department of Teacher Education

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Bachelor of Arts or Bachelor of Science


Associate of Arts or Associate of Science