College of Liberal Arts

University of Mississippi

Natural Sciences

Study the Natural Sciences and Mathematics

Use empirical evidence from observation and experimentation to describe, understand, and predict natural phenomena in the world around us.

What kind of jobs can you get with a degree in the natural sciences? Here are a few:

The liberal arts empowers and prepares you to deal with complexity, diversity, and change through a broad knowledge of yourself and the world. Develop a sense of social responsibility and key intellectual skills sought in the workforce.

According to the 2019 National Association of Colleges & Employers survey, employers value:

  • Written communication
  • Problem-solving skills
  • Ability to work in a team
  • Initiative
  • Quantitative skills
  • Work ethic
  • Verbal communication
  • Leadership

“Honing your problem solving skills in college puts you at the forefront of social sciences, physical sciences, business, finance, and other fields. The University of Mississippi provides a welcoming and supportive learning environment. You will have invaluable opportunities for mentorship from professors who care about you as an individual.”

—Samuel Watson (BS mathematics and physics, BA classics, MS mathematics), who studied mathematics at the University of Cambridge and earned a PhD in mathematics at MIT on a National Science Foundation fellowship, is a faculty member and director of graduate studies in the Data Science Initiative at Brown University.

“Physics taught me how to be an abstract thinker and to use science as a tool to unlock my full potential as a learner. It has so many applications in the real world, including the field of medicine and renewable energy. It prepared me well for my path in medicine and can open the door to any career you choose to pursue.”

—Chioma Udemgba (BA physics) attending the Duke University School of Medicine where she was awarded the Howard Hughes Medical Institute Medical Fellowship and researched chemo-resistant ovarian cancer. She is currently completing an internal medicine-pediatrics residency program at Tulane University.

Our Student Ambassadors can show you what it’s like to be in your major. Click the links below to see their profile and Instagram.

  • Kayla, Shade, and Vrunda, Biology
  • Genevieve and Kristen, Chemistry
  • Caesar, Math
  • Taylor, Physics

Majors for the Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Science degrees

  • Allied Health Studies BA
  • Biological Science BA or BS
  • Biochemistry BA
  • Chemistry BA or BS with optional emphases in biochemistry, chemical physics, or environmental chemistry
  • Computer Science BA
  • Forensic Chemistry BS
  • Mathematics BA or BS
  • Medical Technology 3 + 1 BS
  • Physics


Choosing My Major

Minors

  • Astronomy
  • Biological Science
  • Chemistry
  • Mathematics
  • Physics

Combine your traditional academic interests with these related multidisciplinary programs for powerful, integrative learning experiences that expand your interests and career options:

  • Digital Media Studies
  • Environmental Studies
  • International Studies
  • Neuroscience
  • Society & Health