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Welcome to Natural Science!

The Division of Natural Science, housed within the Department of Science, Technology and Society (STS), provides a wide selection of introductory science courses for the fulfillment of the General Education science breadth requirement for non-science students. Our courses can also be taken as 1st-year electives for students in any program.

NATS courses address various areas of science including biology, chemistry, physics, astronomy, and earth science, as well as courses which examine the relationships between science, technology and society. Our faculty possess expertise in general education teaching and public outreach in addition to expertise in our respective scientific fields. We offer a variety of course formats including in-person lectures, blended, and online courses in 3.0 and 6.0 credit options. A double speed delivery option is also available for some courses. NATS courses can be completed during the fall, winter or summer terms.

In an era when science and technology impinges upon virtually every aspect of life, it is crucial for all university students to posses the ability to develop informed opinions on topical scientific issues.

Peruse our course offerings and meet our faculty at the Courses and People links above. We look forward to engaging you in the Natural Sciences!

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Faculty of Science Excellence in Teaching Award

Have you had a Professor or TA for your NATS course who was a great teacher and made an outstanding contribution to teaching and learning? Maybe it was someone who took the time to explain, helped you learn how to learn, expanded your ability to think critically? If so, you can nominate them for a Faculty of Science Excellence in Teaching Award.

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