Degree Options at SIUE in Natural Sciences and Mathematics BIOLOGY CHEMISTRY EARTH/SPACE SCIENCES MATHEMATICS PHYSICS
Ecology, Evolution & Environment (BIOE) Genetics and Cellular BIOL (BIOG) Integrative BIOL (BIOI) Medical Sciences (BIOM) Biological Sciences Education (BIOL) Medical Technology (BIOT) Biology Minor= 19 hours Biology Concentrations at SIUE
You should have an interest in the natural sciences and mathematics 2.0 GPA requirement to declare a Biology major 2.5 GPA requirement for admittance into the School of Education teacher certification program 3.0 GPA is a prerequisite for course BIOL 340 (Physiology), within the BIOM concentration All core Biology courses require a C grade or better (150, 151, 220) No more than 4 hours of a D may be counted in the 38 hours required for the major All Biology concentrations require a total of 38 major credit hours Biology Requirements
Chemistry Concentrations at SIUE ACS* BIOCHEMISTRY(BS) BIOCHEMISTRY(BA) CHEMISTRY EDUCATION(BS) MEDICAL SCIENCES(BA) ACS* CHEMISTRY(BS) CHEMISTRY(BA/BS) FORENSIC SPECIALIZATION(BA/BS) Chemistry Minor= 24 hours *American Chemical Society Certified
Chemistry Requirements 2.5 GPA to declare a Chemistry major (if a SIUE student 2.6 GPA to declare a Chemistry major (if a transfer student) 2.5 GPA requirement for admittance into the School of Education teacher certification program 3+2 Program: Earning your BS and MS in Chemistry in 5 years (must have exceptional academic credentials). For more details please ask your chemistry mentor. All Chemistry concentrations require a total of major credit hours
Mathematics Concentrations at SIUE Mathematics-Actuarial Science Mathematics-Applied Mathematics-Education Mathematics-Statistics Mathematics-Mathematical Sciences Mathematics Minor = 19 hours Statistics Minor = 19 hours Mathematics Education Minor = 20 hours
Mathematics Requirements 2.0 GPA is required to declare a mathematics major 2.5 GPA is required for admittance into the School of Education teacher certification program All mathematics certification programs require a total of 32 major hours
Career Opportunities Mathematicians Numerical Analysis Actuarial Government Computer Science Research Statistician Education Business
Physics Concentrations at SIUE PHYSICS (BS) Earth Space Science Education (BS) Physics Minor = 20 hours
Physics Requirements 2.0 GPA is required to declare a Physics major 2.5 GPA requirement for admittance into the School of Education teacher certification program
Career Opportunities Physicists Industrial/National Laboratories Electro-optics Radiation Damage Astronomy Research Education Medicine
University Requirements To earn a degree at SIUE, a minimum of 124 credit hours must be earned. 60 hours must be completed at a 4 year institution 30 hours must be completed at SIUE It is typical for students to take an average of 15 credit hours/semester in order to graduate in 4 years.
Pre-Health Professions at SIUE Pre-Health Professional students can major in Biology, Chemistry, Physics or Mathematics. Students must complete the prerequisites required for the specific professional program. You will work closely with your academic advisor to prepare you for entry into your specific professional program. It is highly recommended that Pre-Health students complete their prerequisite Biology, Chemistry, Physics and Math courses at a 4 year institution. Other recommendations: shadowing, volunteering, practice tests, mock interviewing, internships, etc.
Pre-Health Professions Cont… Average GPA = 3.6 Average hours/semester = >15 Average Test Scores: DAT = 18 MCAT = 30 PCAT = Pre-Health students are highly encouraged to take recommended/additional coursework for their specific program (microbiology, immunology, anatomy & physiology, virology, etc.) You advisor will also assist you in choosing general education courses that are related to your major. Get involved in student organizations: Pre-Medical Club, Pre-Dental Club, Pre-Pharmacy Club, Biology Club, Chemistry Club, Biolist, URCA
Tutoring Opportunities The CHEM department offers tutoring for all levels of CHEM. Contact the dept at for more information. The BIOL department offers Supplemental Instruction for many sections of BIOL. Please consult the dept at for more information. Instructional Services offers tutoring in their Math Lab, SSC Additional information may be obtained by visiting SOAR students may have additional tutoring options; please contact Dr. Earleen Patterson or Michelle Jenkins at for more information.
Contact Information College of Arts & Sciences Undergraduate Advising Peck Hall Brandi Hudson, Academic Advisor: Leslie Lattimore, Academic Advisor: Carol Garrison, Academic Advisor: ( coming soon)