The Natural Science program at Concordia University Chicago is a package of courses designed for the student whose academic or professional plans require a broad base of science courses.

If you’re interested in pre-professional studies, particularly in the health sciences, you may decide to choose this undergraduate major, as most medical, dental and veterinary schools do not require specific majors in biology and chemistry.

Career Opportunities

  • Ecologist 
  • Meteorologist
  • Horticulturist
  • Operational Researcher
  • Professor
  • Crime Scene Technician
  • Seismologist
  • Park Ranger
  • Public Safety Officer
  • Water Resource Specialist
  • Conversation Officer 
  • Scientific Journalist 
  • Laboratory Technician 

Study Format

  • On Campus

Natural Science Program and Degree Overview

At Concordia University Chicago, science classes are small and encourage hands-on learning.

Such small class sizes allow professors to get to know you and help you directly, whether for a class assignment or with a decision regarding your future. Because natural science is a combination of other sciences like chemistry and biology, our faculty come from a variety of backgrounds. You will also be encouraged to explore the many possibilities the Chicago area has to offer. 

You can choose to earn a bachelor of arts degree in natural science by taking a selection of biology and physical science courses, as well as choosing to concentrate in two areas among biology, chemistry, earth science and physics.

Students specifically interested in medical school or other professional health schools are encouraged to consider majoring in natural science, biology or chemistry. Also recommended are selected courses in physics, English, psychology, sociology, the humanities and mathematics. Prospective professional schools should be consulted for their specific requirements.

For details about required courses, please visit our online catalog.