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

Data Science (Certificate)

The data science certificate program combines the strengths of database skills with interdisciplinary computational statistics.

The program provides students with an understanding of the... read more

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The minor in disability studies explores historical, linguistic, social, artistic and legal dimensions of disability with the goal of improving society in ways that will benefit those with... read more

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West
ASU Disability Studies

The BA program in disability studies explores historical, linguistic, social, artistic and legal dimensions of disability with the goal of improving the conditions of people whose lives are... read more

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West

This certificate program in diversity and equity studies develops students' intercultural competence through knowledge gained related to the histories, practices and perspectives of diverse groups... read more

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West
English (Minor)

The minor in English is an ideal choice for students who enjoy English and desire to become better writers, readers and thinkers. The program requirements ground students in the basics of literary... read more

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West
ASU English BA degree
English (BA)

Students in the BA program in English learn how to write clearly and effectively, to think critically and to construct well-supported arguments.

The program stresses the formal aesthetic... read more

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West
ASU English (Secondary Education) BA degree

The BA program in English with a concentration in secondary education provides rigorous content in literature, composition, linguistics and secondary teaching, extensively preparing students to... read more

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The environmental science minor program provides students with a fundamental understanding of how the natural world functions as a system, how changes in this system influence organisms and humans... read more

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West, ASU@Lake Havasu
ASU Environmental Science, BA degree

The study of human impact on the earth's ecosystems and resources has become increasingly important over the past 20 years. The BA program in environmental science is dedicated to finding... read more

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West, ASU@Lake Havasu
ASU Environmental Science, BS degree

The study of human impact on the earth's ecosystems and resources has become increasingly important over the past 20 years. The BS program in environmental science is dedicated to finding... read more

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West, ASU@Lake Havasu

The minor program in ethnic studies introduces a general conceptual framework regarding race and ethnicity and how these intersect in the construction of social formations. The program is offered... read more

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West
Ethnic Studies (Certificate)

The certificate program in ethnic studies explores the changing political, social, economic and cultural realities of racial, ethnic and indigenous communities in the United States and the... read more

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West
Family Communication (Certificate)

The certificate program in family communication focuses on issues affecting communication in the family and complements the current communication program by bringing together an array of courses... read more

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West

In the certificate program in film and video studies, students explore film theory and the practice of the moving image. Through this interdisciplinary program, students have an opportunity to... read more

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West
ASU Forensic Science degree

Forensic science is the study and application of scientific methods to matters of law. The BS program in forensic science emphasizes laboratory coursework in chemistry and biology as both areas... read more

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West
ASU History degree
History (BA)

The BA degree program in history introduces students to a broad span of history that covers the ancient world through the modern period and extends from Europe to Latin America and the United... read more

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West
History (Minor)

The minor program in history educates students in the methods and the use of basic tools of the historical discipline. Students are exposed to a broad span of history, both temporally and... read more

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West
ASU History (Secondary Education) degree

The flexible BA program in history with a concentration in secondary education fully prepares students considering a career in education for teaching and certification and provides all the... read more

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West
Interdisciplinary Arts and Performance degree

Students in the BA program in interdisciplinary arts and performance engage with faculty in collaborative investigation of many disciplines, preparing for the complex and changing world through... read more

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West, Online
ASU Interdisciplinary Arts and Sciences degree

Today's employment landscape is evolving into one that prizes expertise in an increasing number of specialized fields. The BA program in interdisciplinary arts and sciences allows students to... read more

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West

The minor program in interdisciplinary organizational studies is designed to increase understanding of the behavior and the dynamics of individual, group and organizational processes in the... read more

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West

The minor program in Latin American studies offers a learner-driven model in which the student's specific interests are deepened through the study of Latin America. It is interdisciplinary and... read more

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West
ASU Interdisciplinary Arts and Sciences degree

The BA program in Latin American studies offers a learner-driven model in which the student's specific interests are deepened through the study of Latin America cultures, histories, politics and... read more

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West
Mathematics (Minor)

The minor program in mathematics explores the study of higher mathematics.

It is designed to enable the student to understand the mathematics most commonly used in business, economics and... read more

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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