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College of Science and Technology
1610 S. Martin Luther King Blvd.
University Commons, Room 105
Tallahassee, FL 32307

B.S. in Biology (Pre-Professional / Molecular-Cell) - The Biology Department is dedicated to providing contemporary quality undergraduate and graduate education in several areas of the biological sciences, including pre-medical biology to science education. The structure of the programs ensures that students are exposed to courses that will prepare them for careers in all areas of biology. The laboratory experiences offered by the department require that students develop competencies in the use of modern biological techniques, and in the analysis, interpretation and presentation of data.
B.S. in Chemistry (ACS / Biochemistry / Pre-Medicine/Dentistry) - Students may choose any of the four Bachelor of Science degree programs as a major course of study. The Bachelor of Science program with teacher certification is designed to train students for careers in secondary education; the Bachelor of Science program with certification by the American Chemical Society is designed to prepare students for immediate industrial employment or graduate training. The Bachelor of Science pre-medicine/pre-dentistry program is designed for students who plan careers in medicine, dentistry or veterinary science; the chemistry biochemistry and molecular biology tracks prepare students for careers in medicine or biotechnology. No chemistry course with a grade below "C" will be acceptable as credit toward a major or minor in chemistry. A Bachelor of Science degree in Chemistry is a gateway to a number of challenging, enriching and high-paying careers. 
B.S. in Information Technology  - The Information Technology (IT) major is a program that will prepare students to use and support the appropriate use of computer technology to meet diverse needs of business, government, education, and other organizations.  IT graduates will possess the skills and knowledge to assume appropriate entry-level professional positions, and to grow into leadership positions or pursue graduate study.  The program offers cross-disciplinary concentrations for IT students and for students in other fields such as Health Informatics, Criminal Justice, Business, Education, Engineering Technology, and STEM areas.
B.S. in Computer Information Systems – The Information Systems major (Business option) is designed for students who plan to apply their computing knowledge in business environments as applications programmers and systems analysts. It is also designed for students who plan to seek advanced degrees in business administration, management, or management information systems.
B.S. in Computer Science – The Computer Science major (Science option) is accredited by the Computing Accreditation Commission (CAC) of the ABET, www.abet.org.  This major is designed for students who plan to apply their computing knowledge in scientific or engineering environments including software engineering. It is also designed for students who plan to seek advanced degrees in computer science or a related discipline.
B.S. in Mathematics (Mathematical Sciences / Traditional / Actuarial Sciences) – The Department of Mathematics offers a Bachelor of Science degree in mathematics with three (3) areas of concentration: actuarial sciences, mathematical sciences, traditional mathematics. The first degree allows students to not only apply for jobs asking for mathematics majors but also apply for jobs in actuarial sciences (concentration in actuarial sciences), with engineering firms/corporations and related agencies (mathematical sciences),  and jobs needing programmers (mathematical sciences). Those students concentrating in traditional mathematics will be prepared to enter graduate school in mathematics or a closely related field.

 B.S. in Physics (General / Applied) - Three degree options are available: (1) B.S. in physics: This option prepares students to pursue advanced degrees in physics and engineering or to immediately work in science research and development. Students in this stream take 61 credit hours of physics courses, with related courses in mathematics, computer science and required humanities courses. (2) B.S. physics (applied track): The applied physics option prepares students to pursue a more diversified career in many science-related areas such as computers, environment, management, government agencies, and research laboratories. In addition to 52 credit hours of physics courses with a strong emphasis on hands-on skills, applied physics students take courses in business and management, computer science and humanities to assist in their future careers. (3) B.S. in science education with a major in physics education. The Teacher Certification option prepares a student to teach physics and related science courses in grades K-12. Teacher Certification students take a total of 120 credit hours for their degree with 34 credit hours of Physics and 46 credit hours in Education. The remaining credit hours are from mathematics and required humanities courses.