College of Natural & Social Sciences
The College of Natural & Social Sciences is a robust college within a private liberal arts university that offers a variety of undergraduate degrees. Our programs seek to ask big questions and challenge students to think critically and authentically as they engage the world.
Our faculty are highly skilled experts and qualified professionals who reside in the following departments: Biology, Chemistry, Kinesiology, Mathematical, Information & Computer Sciences, Physics & Engineering, Psychology, and Sociology, Social Work, and Family Sciences.
PLNU student Tommy O'Neil talks about his PLNU journey and pursuing his calling as a physician.
For many, middle school and math may not elicit fond memories, but Yvette Henry, a math teacher at Martin Luther King Middle School in Oceanside, Calif., is trying to change that.
Michelle Chen, Ph.D.
To explain her field of study, Dr. Michelle Chen, PLNU associate professor of physics, refers to a ball on her desk. It is made up of hexagons, like a soccer ball you can see all the way through.
Discover how PLNU helped Grant Abass, PLNU alum and current Duke Medical School student, pursue his calling in medicine.
Walter Cho, Ph.D.
For Dr. Walter Cho, his identity as both a scientist and Christian compels him to set out into the deep — quite literally — never knowing what he’ll find.
Dan Schanaker once thought he was born into the wrong generation. He wanted to be a rocket scientist in what is often seen as the golden era of space exploration of the mid-twentieth century. He was a little bummed that he missed things like NASA’s Apollo Missions, but then he got a job at SpaceX.
Opportunities for Engagement
Developing into an individual inspired and guided by purpose doesn't only happen inside the walls of the classroom — it happens by coming face-to-face with new opportunities, people, places, and ideas. From faculty-led trips to historical sites and notable hotspots of present-day strategic importance to student-run clubs and honor societies, networking events, research conferences, and more, the College of Natural & Social Sciences offers diverse opportunities for meaningful engagement with big questions.
Location and Hours
Bond Academic Center, First Floor
Monday – Friday, 8 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Holiday hours may vary.
If you would like to learn more about the College of Natural & Social Sciences or any of our departments, please reach out to us!