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The Natural Sciences Department



Department Mission

Provide Liberal Arts students with a solid background in the fundamentals of both physical and biological science and promote the knowledge, skills and opportunities that support current and emerging STEM fields and careers.

Chair: Katherine (Sam) Geiling

Student Learning Outcomes for the Department

  • Demonstrate a functional literacy and understanding of scientific laws, theories and concepts from the biological and physical sciences.
  • Demonstrate an understanding of the scientific method through specific applications of
    scientific laws, theories and concepts.
  • Demonstrate an understanding of the philosophy and history of science and the relationships
    between science and society.
  • Apply the knowledge base and tools of science gained through hands-on laboratory experience.

Primary Locations: Hale ‘Imiloa, Hale Uluwehi, and Hale Hokulani

Special Facilities

Disciplines in the Natural Sciences

Agriculture course list
Animal Science course list
Aquaculture course list
Astronomy course list
Biology course list
Botany course list
Chemistry course list
Food Science and Human Nutrition course list
Geography (some courses) course list
Geology and Geophysics course list
Health, Physical Education, and Recreation course list
Meteorology course list
Microbiology course list
Natural Resources and Environmental Management course list
Natural Sciences
Oceanography course list
Pharmacology course list
Physics course list
Science course list
Zoology course list


Special Programs

Other Resources





April 29, 2015