You want a high-quality education, one that not only prepares you for your future, but also provides you with a Christian perspective. You’ll find that through the natural sciences, mathematics and computer science department at Palm Beach Atlantic University.
PBA is one of the few schools in the country to offer medicinal and biological chemistry majors at the bachelor’s degree level and one of few Christian institutions to offer a biology concentration in marine biology and oceanography minor.
When it comes to location, there’s no better place to study the natural sciences. You’ll benefit from our close proximity to Lake Worth Lagoon, the Atlantic Ocean, the Everglades and Lake Okeechobee. In fact, one of North America's great coral reefs is a short boat ride from Palm Beach Atlantic. The area teems with life, including sea turtles gliding across the ocean floor and nesting on the beaches.
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Textbooks come to life when you study at PBA, a university that is just minutes from the Atlantic Ocean and other natural habitats, including:
Biology and Medicinal and Biological Chemistry students benefit from the numerous research facilities in South Florida.
PBA is one of only a few schools in the country to offer a medicinal and biological chemistry major at the bachelor level and is one of the few Christian institutions to offer a concentration in marine biology and an oceanography minor.
Join the Science, Marine Biology and Pre-Health clubs at PBA and experience field trips and other activities.
Our students are prepared to go on to graduate or professional programs, or to exciting careers as professional scientists in:
Biology — positions such as Consumer Safety Officer; Environmental Health Specialist; Food Technologist; Medical Lab Technician; Quality Assurance Manager; Zoo Curator
Chemistry — work in Research & Development; Medicine; Biotechnology; Forensic Science; Government; Law; Museum Conservation; Education; Business Ownership
Oceanography — work for Fisheries Services; the Military; Environmental Protection Agencies; Oceanariums; Marine-oriented Companies
The Mathematics and Computer Science Department was selected as one of just 39 colleges and universities to receive a HP Technology for Teaching grant, designed to improve learning in the classroom through technology. PBA used this grant to redesign calculus courses to help students like you express calculus concepts from a graphical, tabular, symbolic and verbal standpoint.
You’ll benefit from clubs like the Mathematics Club, activities like Pi Day and from free tutoring and computer-based support in math and engineering.
Your PBA education will prepare you for advanced studies in graduate or professional programs and for careers in:
Mathematics — positions such as Credit Manager; Information Scientist; Inventory Control Specialist; Marketing Research Analyst; Bank Officer; Actuary; Computer Programmer; Loan Officer
Computer Science — careers in Computer Programming; Internet-oriented Programming; Legacy Systems Conversion; Information Systems Security
At PBA, you will:
Your faculty members have many distinctions. They’re well-known scholars, highly published authors and Christians who will share the Christian worldview in their classrooms. All of our professors — no matter the discipline — have distinguished themselves in their fields. One biology professor even has a fish parasite named in his honor and was on a segment of the Animal Planet series River Monsters.
"Health fields, pharmacy, pharmacology, biochemistry and biotechnology are where the most demand is today in science. Our program prepares students to be successful in these areas.”
-- Dr. Charles Lobdell, Chair, Chemistry Department, Palm Beach Atlantic University