Natural Sciences
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Natural Sciences

Our division is composed of rigorous, experiential programs with cutting-edge curricula. Integrated lab components provide exceptional training in problem solving, experimental design & communication. We offer premier experiences in year-round, collaborative student-faculty research.

Minor
Astronomy
ASTR-312
This course is to provide qualified students with the opportunity to pursue experimental and theoretical work in one or more of the areas of Modern...
Astronomy Swasey Observatory

Our study of astronomy is aided by the 1909 Swasey Observatory, housing a 9-inch refracting and two 8-inch reflecting telescopes; and the 1995 Olin Hall planetarium, housing a Zeiss ZKP3 projector.

B.A., B.S.
Biology

Our facilities include a modern building with “smart classrooms” and dedicated research spaces, a greenhouse, and a 350-acre biological reserve and field station within walking distance of campus.

Biology
BIOL-380
This course builds on BIOL 202 and completes an in-depth survey of evolutionary theory with emphasis on processes that drive organismal change....
Biology
BIOL-110
This course examines critical conversations in the biology, politics, culture, and history of women's health....
Chemistry & Biochemistry
CHEM-199
A general category used only in the evaluation of transfer credit....
Chemistry & Biochemistry
CHEM-399
A general category used only in the evaluation of transfer credit....

Extensively renovated in 2011, Ebaugh Laboratories is designed for advanced hands-on learning with plenty of opportunities to join professors in their research or to conduct research of your own.

B.A., B.S.

Our Beowulf Cluster, with 16 high end workstations, is used for designing and developing parallel programs using a message passing programming model.

Computer Science
CS-112
This course is an introduction to computational problem solving....
Computer Science
CS-399
A general category used only in the evaluation of transfer credit....
B.A., B.S.
Geosciences
GEOS-222
This course is an introductin to the concepts and uses of Geographic Information Systems (GIS) with particular application to environmental issues....
Geosciences
GEOS-210
A survey of the geologic history of planet Earth....

The C.L. Herrick Geologic Society is a student-run organization dedicated to exposing students to professional opportunities in the earth sciences.

B.A., B.S.

Mathematics is a creative process, not a mechanical one. For example, the discovery of calculus was a great feat of mathematics, but applying calculus to find the acceleration of an object is not.

Mathematics
MATH-322
A study of general topological spaces, including interiors, closures, boundaries, subspace, product, and quotient topologies, continuous functions,...
Mathematics
MATH-231
A continued study of Linear Algebra with applications to linear differential equations and mathematical models in the physical and social sciences....
Concentration Only
Brain
NEUR-499
A general category used only in the evaluation of transfer credit....
Neuroscience
NEUR-200
A survey of the interdisciplinary field of Neuroscience, covering the "basics" of Neuroscience....

NERD is a fun club for those interested in Neuroscience Education and Research at Denison. NERD members range from the newest undergraduate students to full professors.

B.A., B.S.

Olin Hall has experimental apparatus, like tunable lasers, optical and infrared spectrometers, and ultra-high vacuum equipment. There’s also a machine shop staffed by a full-time instrument maker.

Physics
PHYS-400
Current topics in physics. May be repeated. (Spring Semester)...
B.A., B.S.
Psychology
PSYC-300
Seminars are designed for majors in special areas within Psychology. Content will vary with staff and student interest....
Psychology
PSYC-350
This course explores the relationships between the brain and nervous system and behavior, and includes topics ranging from neuroanatomy and pharmac...

Students participate in empirical research as part of their coursework. Topics for research courses range from infancy and child development to adult development and aging—and everything in between.