Bachelor of Science in Natural Science


Gain a comprehensive education in the natural sciences, which educates you in a wide breadth of scientific knowledge in the fields of biology, chemistry, physical sciences and mathematics. When you complete the program, you will be prepared for graduate school or programs in medicine, dentistry, pharmacy, veterinary science, athletic training, physical therapy or other health care fields. Take advantage of our small class sizes and individualized relationships with your faculty, setting you up for success in college and in your future.


  • Pre-Dentistry
  • Pre-Medicine
  • Pre-Pharmacy
  • Pre-Physical Therapy
  • Pre-Physician Assistant
  • Pre-Veterinary
  • Features

    • Experience courses taught by faculty members, not graduate students
    • Take advantage of dedicated classroom and laboratory space fully-equipped with smart technology
    • Learn hands-on with labs that include cadaver dissection, instrumentation facilities for chemistry and physics, as well as a dedicated tissue-culture lab

    If you’re an undergraduate interested in athletic training, ask us about the combined Bachelor of Science in Natural Science to Master of Science in Athletic Training degree where you can consecutively earn your bachelor’s and master’s degrees.

    Career Options

    Graduates of our natural science program have gone on to excel as:

    • doctors
    • teachers
    • pharmacists
    • dentists
    • scientific researchers
    • athletic trainers
    • physician assistants


    The Bachelor of Science in Natural Science offers two pathways that lead to graduate study:


    This 3+2 program allows you to earn both your bachelor’s and your master’s in five years. You’ll begin your graduate study in Spalding’s Master of Science in Athletic Training (MSAT) program while you complete your bachelor’s in natural science. As a natural science major at Spalding, you will receive preferred status when applying to the MSAT program.

    Pre-pharmacy 3+1

    Our pre-pharmacy 3+1 pathway provides a reverse transfer of credits to pre-pharmacy students pursing their pharmacy degree. Spalding’s pre-pharmacy students who successfully complete all of their pre-requisites at Spalding University (three years) and pass their first-year pharmacy courses (one year) at an accredited pharmacy school may be eligible to retroactively earn their bachelor’s degree in natural science from Spalding University. Additionally, a unique partnership with Sullivan University in Louisville, Ky., provides pre-pharmacy students the same 3+1 pathway plus a
    guaranteed interview when they apply to Sullivan’s pharmacy program.