Science & Mathematics
EXPLORE SCIENCE & MATHEMATICS AT EUREKA

The Science & Mathematics division at Eureka College provides analytical thinking and observation skills you need for a sought after first job or a graduate school in your field.

MAJORS
  • Biology
  • Chemistry
  • Environmental Studies
  • Kinesiology/Athletic Training
  • Kinesiology/Exercise Science
  • Mathematics
SECONDARY EDUCATION
  • Mathematics
MINORS
  • Biology
  • Chemistry
  • Environmental Studies
  • Mathematics
PRE-PROFESSIONAL PROGRAMS
  • Pre-Nursing
  • Pre-Medicine
  • Pre-Dentistry
  • Pre-Veterinary
  • Pre-Physical Therapy

Science & Mathematics

Biology
Biology is the scientific study of the living world. Emphasis is on integrated concepts showing the effect of biological knowledge on all areas of human endeavor. Basic themes include cellular metabolism, cellular structure, mechanisms of heredity, development, evolution, ecology and behavior.
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Chemistry
Chemistry is the study of the composition, structure, properties, and reactions of matter, especially of atomic and molecular systems. This major can equip a student for graduate or professional study or for entry level positions in laboratories or businesses.
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Clinical Laboratory Science
Clinical Laboratory Science is a 3+1 program conducted in cooperation with OSF School of Clinical Laboratory Science in Peoria, Illinois. This program is designed to develop competent professionals who are skilled in both theory and the practice of laboratory procedures. .
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Environmental Science
The Environmental Science major emphasizes the natural sciences, including biology, ecology, chemistry, data analysis, and field methods. The major is designed for students who have a strong interest in ecology and the interactions between humans and the natural world.
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Environmental Studies
The Environmental Studies major brings together dedicated faculty from multiple disciplines to provide an interdisciplinary degree with a strong foundation in the natural sciences.
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Kinesiology
The American Kinesiology Association defines kinesiology as “the academic discipline which involves the study of physical activity and its impact on health, society, and quality of life.” At Eureka College, students have a choice between two different tracks: Athletic Training and Exercise Science.
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Mathematics
Mathematics, more than any other human endeavor, relies on deductive reasoning to produce new knowledge from the investigation of natural events, whether they occur in our immediate environment or in the immensity of space. It serves as a universal language which represents, interprets, and integrates all such knowledge.
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Neuroscience
The Bureau of Labor and Statistics estimates that Neuroscience and related fields will experience greater than average job growth in the United States over the next decade. The minor in Neuroscience at Eureka College is open to all students but is targeted to Biology and Chemistry majors who may wish to specialize in the field but need additional understanding of brain function, or Psychology majors with an interest in the field who may need a greater background in biology and chemistry.

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Nursing
Eureka College is affiliated with OSF St. Francis College of Nursing and Methodist College of Nursing, both (a 2+2 affiliation) and Rush University Medical Center (a 4+2 affiliation). These agreements mean that full-time students, after completion of selected courses at Eureka College, may be admitted at one of the affiliated Colleges of Nursing. Additional program years of study are required to obtain a degree.
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Pre-Medicine/Pre-Dentistry/Pre-Veterinary
The student entering one of the pre-professional areas will usually major in biology or chemistry. However, a student from any major may be accepted as long as he/she has the specific prerequisite courses for the professional school and successful performance on the professional admissions test in his/her area.
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Physical Science/Pre-Engineering
The major in Physical Science is offered as part of a joint dual degree program with the University of Missouri – Kansas City (UM-KC). It includes the study of both chemistry and physics, and is designed to provide the necessary undergraduate background for the pursuit of an engineering degree.
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