Mathematics and Natural Sciences Majors

Biochemistry

The major rests on a solid foundation of chemistry and biology courses supported by mathematics and physics. These courses provide the tools to understand the chemistry of living things.

Total Requirements: 128 credit hours

Biology

The Biology major prepares students for graduate school, medical/allied health professional schools, or for careers in teaching, biotechnology, industrial laboratories, or environmental work. Within the general framework of the biology degree, and in addition to the required biology, math, and other science courses, a student may choose from one of three focus areas: organismal biology, molecular/cellular biology, or pre-health professional; or create an individualized program to meet special interests.

Total Requirements: 128 credit hours

Biology with Secondary Teacher Certification

This major allows students to obtain Secondary Teacher Certification (grades 8-12) along with a Biology major.

Total Requirements: 128 credit hours

Chemistry

The Chemistry program has three main purposes: (1) to educate chemists for graduate work, research, industry, and teaching; (2) to give a basic background in chemistry to students of related sciences; and (3) as a part of general education, to broaden students’ knowledge of and appreciation for scientific advancement as it affects their lives, society, and environment. The program emphasizes the application of chemical principles to the life sciences, although curriculum tracks for various other career areas may be appropriate.

Total Requirements: 128 credit hours

Communication Sciences and Disorders

Speech-language pathologists are health care professionals who evaluate and treat problems related to speech sound production, comprehension and production of language, cognition, voice, stuttering, swallowing, and hearing for individuals across the lifespan that result from various etiologies.  Brescia offers a pre-professional Bachelor of Science undergraduate degree in the area of speech language pathology and audiology that encompasses  classroom learning and field or practicum experiences that embrace individuality among students pursuing their education in a positive learning environment.

Total Requirements: 128 credit hours

Computer Science

A degree in Computer Science focuses on the provides a broad-based background sufficient for entry into a career in computing in many of its standard formats. Students will be equipped with the soft skills (e.g., teamwork, verbal and written communication, time management, problem solving, flexibility) and personal attributes (e.g., risk tolerance, collegiality, patience, work ethic, identification of opportunity, sense of social responsibility, appreciation of diversity) that play a critical role in this career path.

Total Requirements: 128 credit hours (Bachelor of Science)

Engineering Studies (Associate Degree)

The Associate of Science degree in Engineering Studies provides a rigorous course of study in the prerequisites of a four-year engineering program. All courses in the program are accepted for credit by the Engineering Schools of the University of Kentucky and the University of Louisville toward any of their specific engineering field programs. Generally, students from Brescia with this two-year degree should be able to complete a B.S. degree in engineering after two additional years at the University of Kentucky; however, some areas of engineering may require some summer course work if the Bachelor’s degree is to be completed in four years.

Total Requirements: 63 credit hours

Engineering Technology (Associate Degree)

See Engineering Studies description above.

Total Requirements: 63 credit hours

Health Sciences (Associate Degree)

The Health Sciences Associate Degree encompasses the courses identified as prerequisites for admission into the University of Louisville’s School of Nursing; the degree enables students to be competitive in seeking admission into the U of L program or other nursing programs.

Total Requirements: 65 credit hours

Mathematics

The mathematics curriculum at Brescia University combines concern for maximizing the learning of each individual and an interdisciplinary approach into a program that balances traditional mathematical theory, creative problem solving processes, and development of applied models to solve real problems. It prepares students for meaningful careers in both industry and teaching or for graduate study.

Total Requirements: 128 credit hours

Mathematics with Secondary Teacher Certification

This major allows students to obtain Secondary Teacher Certification (grades 8-12) along with an English major.

Total Requirements: 128 credit hours

Mathematics Middle School Teaching Area in Mathematics

This major allows students to obtain Kentucky Teacher Certification in Middle School Education (grades 5-9) along with an English major.

Total Requirements: 128 credit hours

Medical Technology

Students in this major register with the biology area and pursue three years of coursework in biology and chemistry. The final year is a 12-month internship in the laboratory of an approved hospital, earning a maximum of 30 credit hours during the internship. Brescia is affiliated with the Owensboro Health Regional Hospital and with the University of Louisville and its partnered affiliations as possible sites for the Medical Technology internship requirement.

Total Requirements: 128 hours