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Natural Science

Courses in the natural sciences allow you to broaden your background in the physical or life sciences. They also offer concepts and ways of thinking related to the study of science. Small class sizes and numerous opportunities for laboratory and hands-on learning are key features of the Landmark College science program. In each course, you will practice the essential skills of scientific thinking: observing, asking questions, developing hypotheses, designing investigations, analyzing data, interpreting results, and drawing conclusions.

The Natural Science department promotes scientific literacy, stimulates intellectual curiosity, and fosters an understanding of the role and relevance of science in the modern world. Courses are offered in the physical and biological sciences, in which comprehension and application of abstract concepts, fluency in technical terminology, and use of mathematics are emphasized through inquiry and laboratory-based learning methods. We encourage students to critically evaluate concepts and ideas using scientific evidence that will prepare them to become informed and productive members of society.

Natural Science Coursework Support

If you need extra help in any of your science classes, or just a quiet place to work with other science students, come to EAB Room 102 on Monday and Thursday evenings from 6 - 9 p.m. This support service is staffed by Natural Science professors.

Department Award

The Natural Science department gives our award to the student, or students, who have successfully completed at least two courses in the Natural Sciences and who best exemplify the following qualities:

  • Curiosity
  • Motivation
  • A scholarly commitment to the discipline
  • An analytical mind
  • Attention to detail
  • A willingness to get a wee bit messy
  • A sense of humor doesn't hurt!


Degrees offered

Associate of Science in Life Sciences

Meet the Natural Science faculty


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Tom Hinckley
Chair, Natural Science Department

Frequently Asked Questions about the Natural Sciences Department

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