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Department of Natural Sciences


Welcome to the Department of Natural Sciences! We serve students ranging from science majors to students taking science courses for their core curriculum. We offer the Bachelor of Science in Biology degree. The B.S. in Biology degree is a broad undergraduate degree which prepares students for the modern workplace, graduate school or pre-professional schools (e.g., medical, dental, veterinary, pharmacy). The Department also offers a B.S. Biology Secondary Education track, which prepares students to teach high school biology. The Regents Engineering Pathway Program (REPP) allows students to take all of the mathematics, science and many of the engineering courses required in the first two years of the Georgia Tech engineering curricula. Upon successful completion of the REPP requirements at MGA, students are admitted to Georgia Tech, Georgia Southern, Kennesaw State, UGA or Mercer University to work toward completion of a Bachelor of Science in Engineering degree.

The science faculty at MGA are dedicated to helping students achieve their educational goals. Many faculty are engaged in undergraduate research projects, which take the learning experience beyond the classroom and into the laboratory or field, giving students skills that will help them in the workplace and beyond. Students are encouraged to present their results at the MGA Undergraduate Research STEMposium, Georgia Academy of Sciences meetings or other regional meetings. Our students have gone on to be admitted to post-baccalaureate programs at Augusta University, Mercer University and to work for Georgia Department of Natural Resources or for consulting firms in the private sector. Of students who completed the REPP program at MGA, 84% successfully earned a B.S. in Engineering degree from their chosen school and 30% of those students graduated with honors!

If you are seeking rigorous programs with small class sizes, highly qualified faculty and the opportunity to attain your educational goals, the Department of Natural Sciences at MGA is the place for you! Please contact us to learn more about our exciting programs.

Dr. Dawn Sherry
Chair of Natural Sciences

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