The Division of Natural Sciences and Mathematics offers courses in biology, chemistry,
computer science, geology, mathematics, physics and natural sciences that are applicable
to the preparation of elementary and secondary school teachers and to many other careers.
The philosophy and processes of science and mathematics and the contribution of science
and mathematics to contemporary cultural and environmental considerations are basic to
the programs offered.
The basic science and mathematics courses are applicable to many career programs and
are fully transferable to other accredited institutions. Faculty members should be
consulted regarding courses that directly apply to preparation in biology, chemistry,
geology, mathematics, physics, forestry, engineering, agriculture, mining and
other pure and applied branches of science and mathematics.
The goals of the Natural Science Division are:
- to provide well balanced professional programs leading to four year (B.S. and B.A.)
degrees in science and mathematics,
- to provide programs for the preparation of high quality science and mathematics
- to provide basic science courses for the general education of those preparing for
non-science careers, and
- to provide one, two, and three year transfer programs.
Specific objectives of the programs include:
- providing students with specific science and mathematics skills and competencies
so they may fulfill individual career objectives,
- providing students with an awareness of the social role, importance, and
responsibilities of scientists and the world community of science,
- preparing students for transfer to universities and colleges offering more
specialized professional preparation programs in science and mathematics,
- providing students with a general education foundation in the sciences and
mathematics which promotes both personal growth and ability to interact and
communicate successfully with other people, and
- aiding students in the attainment of personal and intellectual attributes
for thoughtful decision making.
Preparation for medicine, dentistry, and veterinary science:
- Students interested in seeking entrance into these professions normally need
to complete a baccalaureate degree prior to admittance to a medical, dental, or
veterinary school. In most cases, the student should complete a major in biology
or chemistry and a minor in some area of humanities.
- LCSC actively encourages students interested in these professions. Advisors
in each of the fields will work closely with the student in planning course work
and in preparing for the entrance exams and interviews that are prerequisites for
acceptance into a professional school.