School of Sciences

Christian Chauret, Dean

Professors: Chauret, Kasem, Ross
Associate Professors: Finkler, Hansen
Assistant Professors: Alnusair, Lindsey, Motl, Olsen, Rifai, Sullivan, Yan
Senior Lecturers: Gillette, Sehr
Lecturers: Casey, Gottemoller, Krause, Shott
Visiting Lecturers: Duffitt, Hampshire
Laboratory Supervisors: Deyo, Kinsey
Laboratory Instructor: Houston

The mission of the School of Sciences is to provide students with the undergraduate academic, research, and experiential background that will enable them to pursue meaningful careers in science, mathematics, and informatics-related fields or to meet general education or program requirements in their major. The purposeful combination of theoretical and practical educational experiences, coupled with the flexibility of the available degrees will enable students to prepare for a wide variety of graduate programs, professional schools, secondary school teaching careers, and/or entry into the workplace. Students graduating from the School of Sciences will be lifelong learners and able to make positive contributions in a world where quantitative and scientific literacy, sustainability, and environmental quality are being challenged.

Courses in the School of Sciences can be taken in various areas: natural sciences, mathematics, and informatics. Course descriptions and specific degree requirements for each area follow after a general discussion of curricula and degrees.

The School of Sciences offers several Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) and Bachelor of Science (B.S.) degrees. B.S. and B.A. degrees are four-year undergraduate degrees requiring 120 credit hours of coursework. Students wishing a greater emphasis on their major will likely opt to earn a B.S. degree in their discipline. The B.S. degrees follow the campus-wide general education curriculum. On the other hand, students wishing a greater emphasis on courses outside the School of Sciences will likely opt to earn a B.A. degree in their selected discipline. The B.A. degrees follow the general education requirements established in the past by the former School of Arts and Sciences, which has a stronger emphasis on the social sciences and humanities than the campus-wide general education curriculum.

In addition to the bachelor’s degrees, the School of Sciences offer minors in biology, chemistry, environmental and earth sciences, informatics, and mathematics. Other available minors can be completed in other areas. Please consult an advisor for additional information.

The unique nature and flexibility of the School of Sciences programs enable students to tailor their degree selection to focus their studies in a particular field of interest, thus preparing themselves for a specific career or graduate school objective.

Through majors in the School of Sciences, a student may complete all of the pre-professional requirements for medicine, dentistry, chiropractic, veterinary medicine, pharmacy, or optometry in the process of earning a Bachelor’s degree at IU Kokomo. See a faculty advisor for details.

In addition to the courses in the major in any of the areas of the School of Sciences, students are required to take general education courses. These are introductory courses which permit, the student to gain some background in the disciplines of the former departments in Arts and Sciences — Humanities, English, Foreign Language, Psychology, Sociology, History, and Political Science, and be well positioned to function professionally in a global society and workplace. The specific general education requirements for the Bachelor of Arts degrees differ from those required for Bachelor of Science degrees. Thus, students must work closely with an academic advisor to ensure that the appropriate general education courses are taken along with the courses required for their major.

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