Do you have a scientific interest that doesn’t fit neatly into one subject?

Construct a major around subject areas that bridge two or more disciplines in the natural sciences. Delve deeper into a primary subject area by taking classes and working closely with faculty in that field. Natural sciences gives you the flexibility to design your studies around your interdisciplinary interests.

Nikki Lagman ’24 works on summer research related to parasitism in invertebrates Monday, July 19, 2021 in the Steitz Hall of Science. Photo by Danny Damiani

Access labs and facilities across disciplines

From nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR) to an acoustic doppler velocity meter, our departments are well-equipped with research-grade instrumentation for all your research interests.


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Experiential Learning Funds

Intern for a social justice organization. Work for elected officials. Simulate galaxy collisions. It's all possible with career exploration funding.

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Natural Science Outcomes

The Natural Sciences program at Lawrence University prepares you for success in a wide array of fields.

On Any Given Day... an array of opportunities that await you at Lawrence University.


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Senior Ceara Larson, Natural Sciences Interdisciplinary Major (Biology-Physics) and Viking Softball Catcher, combines her work in class and on the field to research the biomechanics of a softball swing.

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Science Learning Commons

Get a head start on making an impact through interactive, project-based learning in the new science learning commons, an inclusive, innovative environment for introductory courses.

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The best way to find out if Lawrence is the university for you is by visiting.

Your virtual tour starts at the Arch but be sure to check out Steitz Hall, to explore physical science learning spaces.