Department of Natural Sciences
Welcome to the Department of Natural Sciences! We are committed to fostering scientific literacy, which includes training students in the scientific method of learning and scientific research. We offer degree programs in biology, chemistry and environmental sciences that students begin in Madrid and then complete in St. Louis, Missouri.
Our programs place you in a community of enthusiastic learners, working with faculty members who are committed to excellent teaching, mentoring and scholarship, and actively engaged in the natural sciences.
Graduates leave with a strong natural-science background, mathematical skills, and the ability to work independently. As a SLU-Madrid graduate, you will have excellent oral and written communication skills and problem-solving abilities.
Unique Features of Natural Sciences at SLU-Madrid
- Courses are imparted by highly qualified Ph.D. professors in state-of-the-art laboratories.
- We organize scientific activities (the National Science Award, Semana de la Ciencia) to promote science among Spanish high school students. Our students are involved in those activities.
- Our programs are accredited in the U.S. and recognized in Spain by the local Ministry of Education.
- The small class size means that students get more personal attention from faculty.
- Hands-on experience complements lectures throughout the curriculum.
One Degree on Two Campuses
The SLU-Madrid natural science academic curricula are fully integrated into those of the College of Arts and Sciences of the St. Louis Campus. As a student, you will be able to transfer between the two campuses over the course of your undergraduate degree program. If you begin a natural science program in Madrid, you will be required to transfer to the St. Louis Campus to complete your degree. However, you can transfer the academic credits you earn while studying in Madrid to other U.S. universities, should you wish to.
Find out more about sciences at SLU-Madrid and Saint Louis University by visiting our campus, attending a class, or speaking to our students and faculty.
Francisco Prieto, Ph.D.
Program Director of Natural Sciences