School of Mathematical and Natural Sciences

School of Mathematical and Natural Sciences

Our faculty work to resolve key issues faced by our civilization, which are addressed through our research, teaching, and in our community outreach. We seek to infuse our students and the greater community with the ideals of impact, excellence, and access. We strive to create an inclusive student experience with extensive interdisciplinary opportunities.  At the core of this experience is the opportunity for our students to work side-by-side with our faculty conducting authentic research in STEM disciplines. Our students are proficient in scientific inquiry and critical thinking, and ready to apply their skills to real life situations.In the School of Mathematical and Natural Sciences we strive to educate and empower future STEM scholars and innovators.

Our 30+ faculty members include statisticians, mathematicians, computer scientists, forensic scientists, biologists, biotechnologists, and other natural science disciplines. Our research is funded by multiple federal and state agencies and we are one of the fastest growing research enterprises at the Arizona State University.

Degrees Offered

The American studies minor gives students the opportunity to pursue an interest in the interdisciplinary study of American culture. This interdisciplinary minor is particularly appropriate for... read more

Location:
West

The minor in applied computing combines technical computing skills with an understanding of the impact of computer science in real-world contexts.

Coursework in the applied computing minor... read more

Location:
West
ASU Applied Computing degree

Students in the BS program in applied computing learn a computer science foundation and then explore the established knowledge and emerging developments in the high-demand areas of database... read more

Location:
West
ASU ACO cybersecurity degree

The cybersecurity concentration is designed to prepare students for a continuing and progressive career in cybersecurity.

The innovative cybersecurity concentration builds upon the BS... read more

Location:
West
Applied Cybersecurity (Certificate)

The applied cybersecurity certificate program is designed to build competencies in security operations, risk assessment, network security, and governmental and regulatory compliance in an... read more

Location:
Polytechnic, Tempe, West

Students pursuing the applied ethics minor have the opportunity to develop their critical thinking, reading and writing capacities while exploring philosophy and ethical theory. They also have the... read more

Location:
West
ASU Applied Mathematics degree

The BS in applied mathematics is an interdisciplinary program that provides a broad and rigorous foundation in applied mathematics. It includes a foundation in computing and statistics as well as... read more

Location:
West
ASU Applied Science degree

The BAS is for students who have already earned a community college AAS degree. The program allows students to apply the technical knowledge gained from their associate degree and significantly... read more

Location:
West

The certificate program in applied social sciences prepares students to apply social science tools to real-world problems. Students collaborate to develop case studies, engage in fieldwork, and... read more

Location:
West

The certificate program in arts and humanities in games trains students who can design, develop, create and analyze games from holistic and interdisciplinary perspectives, and who can understand... read more

Location:
West
Biology (Minor)

A minor in biology can be a valuable asset, particularly when paired with an appropriate major. For instance, a minor in biology paired with a major in political science provides a good background... read more

Location:
West
ASU Biology, BA degree
Biology (BA)

The BA program in biology with an emphasis in the natural sciences examines the interdisciplinary nature of the life and physical sciences, focusing on the ways in which these disciplines... read more

Location:
West
ASU Biology, BS degree
Biology (BS)

The BS program in biology with an emphasis in the natural sciences examines these disciplines through experiential learning, and all of the program's core courses include laboratories. By learning... read more

Location:
West, ASU@Lake Havasu
ASU Biology (Pharmacology / Toxicology) degree

The pharmacology and toxicology concentration of the BS program in biology provides an emphasis in the biochemical, molecular and physiological components of drug and body interactions.

The... read more

Location:
West
Biomedical Research (Certificate)

The biomedical research certificate program combines authentic research experience conducted in laboratories of practicing academic scientists with upper-division coursework, including laboratory... read more

Location:
West
ASU Biotechnology - Bioenterprise

The BS program in biotechnology and bioenterprise provides students with essential transdisciplinary and practical experience in biotechnology research. Students acquire the associated business... read more

Location:
West
Chemistry (Minor)

The minor program in chemistry offered by the School of Mathematical and Natural Sciences gives students expanded proficiency in the area of chemistry. The program's additional biochemistry and... read more

Location:
West

The minor program in communication provides students the opportunity to understand the role and function of communication in cultural, public, organizational and relational contexts. The program... read more

Location:
West
ASU Communication Studies BS degree

The communication program prepares students to do far more than give a speech or two in front of their peers. It provides an extensive understanding of the practical, theoretical and professional... read more

Location:
West, ASU@Lake Havasu
ASU Communication Studies BA degree

The BA program in communication is a broad-based program that trains individuals to speak and write competently, manage relationships well, problem-solve effectively and understand the role and... read more

Location:
West, ASU@Lake Havasu

The certificate program in communication training and assessment combines coursework from across the communication curriculum. This grounding teaches students the best approaches to the assessment... read more

Location:
West
ASU Computational Forensics degree

The BS in computational forensics is a multidisciplinary degree program that encompasses areas of physical, biological and social sciences with an additional focus on statistics and computation.... read more

Location:
West
ASU Conflict Resolution degree

The BA program in conflict resolution introduces students to theories and practices that enable them to understand, address and transform conflict while dealing with challenges both at the micro... read more

Location:
West

The minor program in conflict resolution introduces students to theories and practices that enable them to understand, address and transform conflict while dealing with challenges both at the... read more

Location:
West

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Lab/Space Faculty Contact Website
Analytical Chemistry Lab Tom Cahill email: Thomas.Cahill@asu.edu
Animal Behavior Lab Chad Johnson  
Applied Computing and Databases Suzanne Dietrich http://www.public.asu.edu/~dietrich/
Applied Mathematics Haiyan Wang http://www.public.asu.edu/~hwang49/
Biological Imaging Core Facility Lara Ferry https://newcollege.asu.edu/mns/biologicalimaging
Crime Scene Lab Kim Kobojek email: Kimberly.Kobojek@asu.edu
Data Management and Analytics Research Yasin Silva http://www.public.asu.edu/~ynsilva/
Drosophila Injury Response (Developmental Biology) Lab Jennifer Hackney Price https://sites.google.com/a/asu.edu/hackney-lab/
Dynamic Mathematical Modeling Feng Wang http://www.public.asu.edu/~fwang25/
Eukaryotic Genetics Lab Pamela Marshall email: Pamela.Marshall@asu.edu
Evolutionary & Forensic Genetics Laboratory Sree Kanthaswamy https://sites.google.com/a/asu.edu/kanthaswamy-dna-lab/home
Herpetology Lab Brian Sullivan email: Brian.Sullivan@asu.edu
MathBio Erika Camacho http://www.public.asu.edu/~etcamach/research.html
Mathematical and Pedagogical Statistics Roger Berger http://www.public.asu.edu/~rlberge1/
Microbial Biosignatures Lab Todd Sandrin http://sandrin-lab.asu.edu (or https://sites.google.com/a/asu.edu/sandrin-lab/)
Molecular Endocrinology Lab Peter Jurutka https://sites.google.com/a/asu.edu/jurutkalaboratory
Morphology Lab Lara Ferry http://morphology.asu.edu (or https://sites.google.com/a/asu.edu/morph/)
Network Security and Forensics Laboratory (NFL) Kuai Xu https://sites.google.com/asu.edu/nfl
Proteomics and Functional Genomics Core Facility Todd Sandrin & Carl Wagner http://newcollege.asu.edu/mns/facilities/proteomics
Risk Assessment and Applied Toxicology Lab Beth Polidoro https://sites.google.com/a/asu.edu/polidoro-swat-lab/
Soil Biogeochemistry Lab Becky Ball http://www.public.asu.edu/~rball5/
Synthetic and Organic Chemistry Lab Carl Wagner email: Carl.Wagner@asu.edu