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Natural Science and Mathematics

The world saturates us daily with innovations that change the way we live, work and play. In the Division of Natural Science and Mathematics, we equip students with the tools necessary for the systematic study of the natural world. Here, you won’t merely recognize what’s happening around you but seek to understand why it’s happening.

Studying how the world works

You’ll study the most fundamental underlying structures of our universe. Whether it’s the laws governing the behavior of natural observable events or abstract logical systems that may hold the key to future scientific breakthroughs, in Natural Science and Mathematics—one of three academic divisions at Oxford—you can study in the areas of astronomy, biology, chemistry, computer science, environmental science, geology, mathematics and physics.

With a solid foundation in scientific thought, quantitative methods, and reasoning, your two years at Oxford will ground you in the highly developed analytical thought and problem solving that is at the core of a liberal arts education.

number theory

Mathematics 125Q: Codes and Connections: An Introduction to Number Theory

Using secret codes, puzzles and such curious mathematical oddities as motivation, explore number theory.

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botany and plants

Biology 235Q: Field Botany with Laboratory

Study plants in their natural habitats and learn about their external structure, ecology, and how people make use of native plants.

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computer science

Computer Science 170Q: Introduction to Computer Science I

An introductory course for students who want the programming skills needed for course work or research.

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Programs of study

Astronomy

Minor

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Biology

Major/Minor

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Chemistry

Major

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Computer Science

Major/Minor

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Environmental Sciences

Major/Minor

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Geology

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Mathematics

Major/Minor

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Physics

Major/Minor

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Professors you'll collaborate with