|Studying Science at Kirkwood will help you understand how scientific methodology uses observation, data collection and experimentation to conduct scientific investigations and make conclusions about our natural world. Science courses at Kirkwood will provide you a strong scientific foundation that could make a life-changing difference in your chosen career path. Studying Science can be a gateway into many fields including biology, chemistry, physics, microbiology, genetics, geology, agronomy, forensics, teaching and environmental science. Studying Science is also a great start for those wanting to pursue a professional career such as medicine, veterinary medicine, pharmacy, dentistry, and physical therapy.
You'll learn from dedicated faculty in state-of-the-art facilities, gaining hands-on experience in the classroom, the lab and other unique environments. Kirkwood offers classes exploring these scientific disciplines:
The study of life! Study the structure, function, growth, origin, evolution and distribution of living organisms. There are many, many sub-disciplines of biology including but not limited to: molecular biology, biochemistry, genetics, botany, ecology, epidemiology, agronomy, zoology, immunology, entomology, microbiology, virology, mycology, parasitology and physiology.
Chemistry is the study of all types of matter and the energy necessary to modify or transform them. Chemistry is often referred to as the “central science” since it applies to fields of health, medicine, biology, physics, engineering and materials. With applications from cooking to the next type of semi-conductor technology, chemistry underlies many of the advances in modern life!
Study the millions of interactions between humans and the world around them, both living and non-living, and how those interactions impact one another.
Forensic science has become a highly developed discipline and focuses on the recognition, identification and evaluation of physical evidence. It draws on many of the other branches of science, including biology, chemistry and physics. Forensic science has become an essential part of the judicial system as it produces information relevant to the criminal and legal evidence.
Explore how natural forces shape our planet and our universe! For examples, physical scientists study the forces that create the Earth’s weather patterns or plate tectonics that cause earthquakes and volcanoes. Astronomists study beyond Earth, learning about the sun, moons, planets, stars, galaxies, and more!
Understand matter and energy, and how they interact. The study of physics can include mechanics, heat, light, sound, electricity, magnetism and the structure of atoms.
As a Liberal Arts student, you will take core humanities requirements while choosing exciting electives in the sciences. Kirkwood has special transfer agreements with all three state universities and many other four-year institutions. With Kirkwood, transferring and earning a degree in the sciences couldn’t be more rewarding or more affordable.
Kirkwood was a fantastic choice to start my college career. I wasn't sure what I wanted to major in, and the Liberal Arts program gave me the opportunity to take different classes to fit my interests and explore possible career options.
- Robin Kime, Liberal Arts graduate