2020-2021 Undergraduate Academic Catalog 
    
    Mar 06, 2021  
2020-2021 Undergraduate Academic Catalog

College of Natural and Social Sciences


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Administration

Dean of the Colleges: James Daichendt, Ed.D.
Office: Bond Academic Center, Deans’ Suite
Telephone: (619) 849-2706
Fax: (619) 849-7018
Email: gdaichen@pointloma.edu
Administrative Assistant: Kami Leone

General Information

The College of Natural and Social Sciences centers on areas of study at Point Loma Nazarene University that focus on preparation in the natural and social sciences. Programs in the natural and social sciences are offered through eight academic departments. Course offerings in the natural and social sciences are designed to help students explore a wide range of people-related, theoretical, and practical knowledge and skills. The college’s highly qualified faculty members are professionally active and committed to engaging students in the learning experience. By emphasizing the university’s mission to engage and challenge minds, to form and model character, and to see service as an expression of faith, the faculty challenge students to become life-long learners, to value the process of personal and intellectual development, and to give their lives in meaningful service to others.

Credential and Internship Programs

Commission on Teacher Credentialing (CTC-approved) teaching credentials in Preliminary Level I: Multiple Subject, Single Subject, Educational Specialist: Mild/Moderate, Moderate/Severe, Clear Teaching Credential programs; Preliminary and Clear Administrative Services Credential; Pupil Personnel Services Credential; Internship programs. CLAD and Reading certificate programs.

Centers

Point Loma Nazarene University maintains several centers within the organization of the College of Natural and Social Sciences, including:

  • The Center for Justice and Reconciliation
  • The Early Childhood Learning Center
  • The Margaret Stevenson Center for Women’s Studies

Accreditations and Affiliations

Point Loma Nazarene University is accredited by the WASC Senior College and University Commission, the Association of Collegiate Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP), the Commission on Accreditation of Athletic Training Education (CAATE), the American Dietetic Association (ADA), the California Commission on Teacher Credentialing (CCTC), and the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE). WASC may be contacted at 985 Atlantic Avenue, Suite 100, Alameda, CA 94501, or by telephone at 510-748-9001.

Academic Organization

The College of Natural and Social Sciences, under the direction of the dean of the College, functions with the supervision of academic departments, schools, and centers. The following is a list of chairs, directors, and deans in the college.

Departments and Schools

Department of Biology  - Dawne Page, chair
Department of Chemistry  - Matthieu Rouffet, chair
Department of Mathematics, Information, and Computer Sciences - Maria Zack, chair
Department of Kinesiology - Brandon Sawyer, co-chair; Jeffrey Sullivan, co-chair
Department of Physics and Engineering - Maria Zack, chair
Department of Psychology - Kendra Oakes-Mueller, chair
Department of Sociology, Social Work, and Family Sciences - Susan DeCristofaro Rogers, co-chair; Kevin Modesto, co-chair

Regional Centers

Bakersfield - Jill Hamilton-Bunch, associate dean
Mission Valley - Deb Erickson, director

Centers and Institutes

The Center for Justice and Reconciliation - Kim Berry Jones, director
The Early Childhood Learning Center - Susan Rogers, academic director
The Margaret Stevenson Center for Women’s Studies - Kelli McCoy, co-director; Kara Lyons-Pardue, co-director

Curricula

Students should refer to the following pages in this Catalog for a complete listing of program characteristics, degree requirements, and descriptions of courses offered by academic areas within the College of Natural and Social Sciences.

College of Natural and Social Sciences

Department of Biology

Programs

Department of Chemistry

Programs

Department of Kinesiology

Programs

Department of Mathematical, Information, and Computer Sciences

Programs

Department of Physics and Engineering

Programs

Department of Psychology

Programs

Department of Sociology, Social Work, and Family Sciences

Programs

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