Integrating education and research.
Science is about asking and answering questions. The College of Science consists of six departments, with many courses of study at the undergraduate and graduate level, to assist tomorrow’s scientists in addressing those questions they personally find most intriguing.
- Department of Applied and Computational Mathematics and Statistics: Brings the tools of modeling, simulation, and data analysis to bear on real-world problems, producing solutions with the power to predict and explain complex phenomena.
- Department of Biological Sciences: Advances human and environmental health through teaching, research, and outreach, especially in the areas of global health, cancer, rare and neglected diseases, and environmental sciences.
- Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry: Committed to the development of well-rounded scientists who can take on leadership roles in industry, academia, or government.
- Department of Mathematics: A flexible curriculum that deepens a student’s knowledge while also sharpening their analytical and problem-solving skills.
- Department of Physics: From biological systems, to chemical processes, to the study of the universe’s most fundamental forces and interactions on scales from the cosmological to the sub-nucleon, provides the underpinning of scientific knowledge.
- Preprofessional Studies: Prepares students for a vocation in the health profession of their choice. On average, more than three-fourths of all Notre Dame applicants to M.D. or D.O. programs are accepted.
The College of Science participates in numerous programs that promote science education with K-12 students and the community.