Academics Blog

Natural Sciences

Here are the pages written by students of the Natural Sciences.

Behavioral Biology
“The David S. Olton Behavioral Biology Program is an interdepartmental, interdivisional area major for those wishing to study the natural and social sciences in relation to human and animal behavior.”
(department page: http://krieger.jhu.edu/behavioralbiology)

Bioethics (minor)
“The practice of medicine, the development of public health policies, and advances in the biomedical sciences raise fundamental moral and philosophical issues. The bioethics program is designed to provide students with an understanding of these issues, and the background and the conceptual tools to think about them clearly.”
(department page: http://philosophy.jhu.edu/Undergraduate/minorbio.html)

“Biology at the Johns Hopkins University emphasizes the relationship of structure to function in biological systems, how anatomical, cellular, and molecular structures are related to biological functions of development, regulation, movement, growth, and reproduction.”
(department page: http://www.bio.jhu.edu/)

“Biophysics is the application of physics to biological problems. Biophysicists use the ideas, instrumentation and computational models of physics to understand living things.”
(department page: http://biophysics.jhu.edu/)

“There are currently ongoing research programs in analytical chemistry, atmospheric chemistry, environmental chemistry, bioorganic chemistry, biophysical chemistry, inorganic chemistry, bioinorganic chemistry, synthetic organic chemistry, organometallic chemistry, physical organic chemistry, physical chemistry, chemical physics, surface chemistry, and theoretical chemistry.”
(department page: http://chemistry.jhu.edu/)

Cognitive Science
“As a fully autonomous academic unit, we provide a focused environment that is wholly dedicated to the multi-disciplinary intellectual challenge of integrating contemporary approaches to the study of the mind/brain.”
(department page: http://web.jhu.edu/cogsci)

Earth and Planetary Sciences
“The Department of Earth and Planetary Sciences offers programs of study and research in the basic Earth sciences: in geology, geochemistry, hydrogeology, geophysics, physical oceanography, atmospheric sciences, paleoecology and evolutionary biology.”
(department page: http://www.jhu.edu/eps/)

Global Environmental Change & Sustainability
“The Global Environmental Change and Sustainability (GECS) major and minor are interdepartmental programs introducing students to the science of the Earth and its living and nonliving systems as well as how humans interact with Earth and its natural systems and how humans can use powerful tools, such as policy and communication to harm or help those systems. The goals are to advance awareness of the magnitude and consequences of these issues and to train the next generation of problem-solvers who will address the effects of global environmental change.”
(department page: http://www.jhu.edu/eps/gecs/index.html)

“The Mathematics Department hosts an array of activities ranging from cutting-edge research seminars and international conferences, to instruction at both the undergraduate and graduate levels, to programs directed towards students in Baltimore area public schools.”
(department page: http://www.mathematics.jhu.edu/new/)

Natural Sciences (area major)
“The natural sciences major is flexible, yet structured enough to provide the fundamental training in mathematics, chemistry, physics, and biology necessary for advanced study. The natural sciences include biology, chemistry, oceanography, physics, geography, environmental engineering, materials science and engineering, and more.”
(department page: http://www.jhu.edu/~advising/majors_natSci.htm)

“There has never been a more exciting time to study neuroscience. We are seeking to understand the inner workings of the human mind and to find the causes of, and treatments for, some of humanity’s most disabling disorders.”
(department page: http://neuroscience.jhu.edu/)

“The Henry A. Rowland Department of Physics and Astronomy combines strong research programs, renowned faculty, and state-of-the-art facilities to give students a solid foundation in physics.”
(department page: http://physics-astronomy.jhu.edu/)

“The undergraduate program in Psychological and Brain Sciences provides students with an overview of the major sub-disciplines of psychology and prepares them for advanced studies in psychology and related fields.”
(department page: http://www.psy.jhu.edu/)

Public Health Studies (natural science option)
“Public Health spans several disciplines dedicated to the improvement of the health and well-being of populations across the globe. This mission broadly focuses on the prevention of illness, disease and health care inequalities. The pursuit of social justice underlies this goal.”
(department page: http://sites.jhu.edu/publichealth)