Students majoring in Natural Sciences can take a wide range of courses in chemistry, biology, geology and physics.

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Students majoring in Natural Sciences can take a wide range of courses in chemistry, biology, geology and physics. This major is an excellent choice for transfer students who need to complete a science degree with flexible course options. It is also excellent preparation for students who plan to pursue a graduate program in the health sciences, such as the MSN-MAGELIN: Master’s Graduate Entry-Level into Nursing program.

Why Natural Sciences at the Mount?

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Students at Mount St. Joseph University have found great cooperative education opportunities with companies throughout Greater Cincinnati. Organizations that employ Mount students include:

 

  • All Creatures Animal Hospital
  • Aretek
  • Andy Frain Security
  • Arches of Oak Hills
  • Athletic Republic
  • Athletico
  • Avenues for Success
  • Bayley Life
  • Beacon Orthopedics
  • Bethesda North
  • BLOC Ministries
  • Brighton Center
  • Brookdale
  • Carestar
  • Cincinnati Children's Hospital and Medical Center
  • Cincinnati Police Department
  • Cincinnati Recreation Commission
  • Cincinnati Red's
  • Cincinnati Sports Club
  • Cincinnati Zoo
  • Conservative Financial
  • Continental Message Solutions
  • Contractors Choice
  • Cumulus Media
  • CVG
  • Deer Park High School
  • DePaul Cristo Rey High School
  • Drayer Physical Therapy
  • Elder High School
  • Encompass Health
  • Envision
  • FC Cincinnati
  • Florence Y’alls
  • Gateway Rehab Hospital
  • Hamilton County Jobs and Family Services
  • Hamilton County Juvenile Court
  • Hamilton County PreTrial Court
  • Home City Ice
  • Howell Rehab
  • Kolping Soccer Club
  • Kroger Pharmacy
  • Lawrenceburg High School
  • Legal Aid Society
  • Mercy Health
  • Messer Construction
  • Newport Aquarium
  • Office of Senator Rob Portman
  • Ohio National Financial
  • Q Laboratories
  • Red Wolf Sanctuary
  • Ripley Crossing
  • Santa Maria Community Services
  • Snap Fitness
  • Soccer City
  • St. Elizabeth Healthcare
  • Talbert House
  • The Cincinnati Insurance Companies
  • The Literacy Network
  • The Lodge Nursing
  • Training Personally
  • TriHealth
  • Triumph Energy
  • Triversity Construction
  • Western & Southern
  • Western Hills Music
  • Western Southern Tennis Tournament
  • Wood Hudson Research Laboratory

 

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Career Potential:

A Bachelor of Science degree in Natural Sciences is a strong option for students wishing to continue into graduate programs in health care. You can also couple the natural sciences major with a minor in chemistry or biology to broaden your career options in the chemistry or biology fields.

 Such careers include:

  • Lab technician
  • Quality control technician.

Students interested in preparing for a career in health care at the graduate level are encouraged to contact the Health Professions Advising Committee (hpac@msj.edu).

"Currently, I am a registered nurse in the neuroscience division at University of Cincinnati Hospital Medical Center. My end goal is to be a nurse on the neonatal intensive care unit at Cincinnati Children's Hospital.

The mount’s chemistry department was integral in my transition to the MSN MAGELIN program at the mount. The solid science background more than prepared me for the academic expectations of the program. I also started the foundation of critical thinking skills that are necessary for everyday life as a nurse.

I would definitely give a shout out to Dr. Andy Rasmussen and Dr. Liz Mason. Those two are the ones I typically think of, when ever I think of undergrad. They’re the best."

RN at The University of Cincinnati Hospital Medical Center
Mount St. Joseph University - B.S. Natural Sciences '18 MSN '20
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Faculty

Susan Crane

MAT Instructor, Chemistry

Christa Currie

PhD Associate Provost of Academic Affairs

Diana Davis

PhD Provost

Mark Fischer

PhD Professor, Physics

Rick Hotz

PhD Associate Professor

Eric Johnson

PhD Chairperson and Associate Professor

Jamie Titus

PhD Associate Professor, Chemistry, and Academic Assessment Coordinator for the University

Benefits of the Program:

Because of the flexibility of the program, students can tailor their course work to best fit their career goals. For example, if a student has an interest in biology, they can take additional biology courses to meet the requirements of the Natural Sciences Program. This program also offers the option of taking complementary courses from the Psychology Department that may be of interest to students interested in health care.

 

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