Natural Sciences Open Our World, the Universe, to Exploration and Discovery
Ever look at an ocean wave hitting the rocky shore? at the circuitry of a laptop computer? at a rising loaf of freshly kneaded bread? and wonder, "How does that work?" Let our natural sciences professor-researchers open up the world to your curiosity and discovery. Even if you think of yourself as a "non-scientist-type," you need a meaningful understanding of our material world to live a life of thoughtful inquiry, service, leadership, and care for other persons, for their communities, and for the earth.
The Division of Natural Sciences is one of the College of Arts and Sciences' three divisions. Six Departments: Biology, Chemistry, Computer Science and Computer Engineering, Geosciences, Mathematics, and Physics comprise this division. The Morken Center for Learning and Technology houses the Office of the Dean, the Computer Science & Computer Engineering Department, and the Mathematics Department. The Biology Department, Chemistry Department, Geosciences Department, and Physics Department reside in the Rieke Science Center. Both of these buildings are located toward the west end of PLU's lower campus.