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

Oral History (Certificate)

The certificate program in oral history introduces students to the interdisciplinary theories and methods required to collect, document and preserve the stories of people's lives. Through the... read more

Location:
West
ASU Pharmacology and Toxicology degree

Students in the BS program in pharmacology and toxicology study how foreign materials react with human bodies. To have a thorough understanding of the interactions of chemicals in the biological... read more

Location:
West

A minor in pharmacology and toxicology provides students with biology and chemistry courses to help prepare them for upper-division courses focused on how chemicals (drugs and environmental... read more

Location:
West
Philosophy (Minor)

The minor program in philosophy provides students with an understanding of central philosophical issues, problems and ideas; a capacity for critical thinking and analytic reasoning; and the... read more

Location:
West
ASU Philosophy Religion and Society degree

The BA degree program in philosophy, religion and society comprises historical, theoretical and practical perspectives on philosophy, religion and social ethics, and it emphasizes social and... read more

Location:
West

The certificate in philosophy, rhetoric and literature is an interdisciplinary humanities program that integrates continental philosophy, literature, art, communication and social critique.

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Location:
West
ASU Political Science BA

Political science is the study of governmental practices, politics and theories. Coursework in the BA program in political science covers American institutions, international relations, political... read more

Location:
West, ASU@Lake Havasu
ASU Political Science BS

The School of Social and Behavioral Sciences offers a BS in political science in the New College of Interdisciplinary Arts and Sciences at ASU's West campus.

Political science is the study... read more

Location:
West

The minor program in political science, offered by the School of Social and Behavioral Sciences, is designed to help students gain an understanding of theory, practice and policy underlying local... read more

Location:
West
Power and Society (Certificate)

The certificate program in power and society prepares students to think critically and practically about the relationship between power and society.

Courses in the program use multiple... read more

Location:
West
ASU Psychology BA degree

Psychology is the scientific study of human behavior. This diverse field includes mental health and counseling as well as child development, neuroscience and brain function, memory and decision-... read more

Location:
West, ASU@Lake Havasu, Online
ASU Psychology BS degree

Psychology is the scientific study of human behavior. This diverse field includes mental health and counseling as well as child development, neuroscience and brain function, memory and decision-... read more

Location:
West, ASU@Lake Havasu, Online
Psychology (Minor)

The minor program in psychology provides students the opportunity to study the scientific nature of the behavior and mental processes of individuals and groups.

The study of psychology... read more

Location:
West, Online
ASU Forensic Pscyhology, BA

Forensic psychology is the application of psychology to the law. The concentration in forensic psychology within the BA program in psychology combines general training in psychology with... read more

Location:
West, Online
ASU Forensic Pscyhology, BS

Forensic psychology is the application of psychology to the law. The concentration in forensic psychology within the BS program in psychology combines general training in psychology with... read more

Location:
West, Online

The minor program in public relations and strategic communications provides students with professional and academic expertise in areas as diverse as persuasion and campaign communications, public... read more

Location:
West

The minor program in religious studies introduces students to the world's religious traditions and how these are used by humans to interpret experiences and find meaning. Students learn to think... read more

Location:
West
Risk Communication (Certificate)

The rising importance of the field of risk communication stems from the need to name, understand and manage physical and social risks as society is faced with increasingly challenging decisions... read more

Location:
West
ASU Social Behavioral Sciences BS degree

The curriculum of the BS program in social and behavioral sciences provides an understanding of assumptions underlying the social and behavioral sciences, enables students to develop research... read more

Location:
West

The minor program in social and behavioral sciences provides students an interdisciplinary lens across several fields of the social and behavioral sciences, including communication, sociocultural... read more

Location:
West
ASU Social Behavioral Sciences BA degree

The curriculum of the BA program in social and behavioral sciences provides an understanding of assumptions underlying the social and behavioral sciences, develops students' research skills for... read more

Location:
West
ASU SCA American Studies degree

The BA program in social and cultural analysis with a concentration in American studies engages in the transdisciplinary and comparative study of the United States as a cultural and political site... read more

Location:
West
ASU Ethnic, Race and Indigenous Studies degree

The BA program in social and cultural analysis with a concentration in ethnicity, race and indigenous studies combines transdisciplinary topics and methods to critically analyze relationships... read more

Location:
West
ASU SCA Latin American studies

The BA in social and cultural analysis with a concentration in Latin American studies provides a broad and vibrant framework for studying the diverse societies of Latin America, including... 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