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College of Natural, Social and Health Sciences

Welcome from the Dean

Dr. Mark Winslow Dr. Mark Winslow

BS  Physics, Greenville College

MS Physics, University of Kansas

PhD Science Education, Kansas State University

Welcome to the College of Natural, Social, and Health Sciences.  We are blessed to have incredible, dedicated professors who invest into the lives of students and help them find their vocation as an expression of their gifts and desire to make a difference in the world.  And we are grateful for our many outstanding undergraduates who strive to do their best in fulfilling that to which God is calling them.  The “College of Sciences” is multi-faceted in offering an assortment of majors leading to professions as varied as working in the healthcare field or on the sports field or in the classroom.   Our programs are rigorous and intentional in preparing students for success in graduate and professional school or as competent professionals in the workplace.   At the heart of everything we do, we purpose to make Christlike disciples through a supportive community that seeks to model Christian faith and practice in all we say and do.  Feel free to explore these pages and discover your place within the College of Sciences.

Mission

The mission of the College of Natural, Social, and Health Sciences is to equip graduates with a scientific paradigm and skills coupled with a Christ-centered worldview preparing them to succeed in graduate and professional school and in a scientific, healthcare, or educational career.

General Objectives

The College seeks to train students to:

  • develop a strong foundation in the essential principles and methods of inquiry in the sciences relevant to their major
  • construct knowledge through the dynamic interaction of scientific and Christian paradigms and practices
  • cultivate ethical principles towards responsible stewardship of natural and human resources

Learning Outcomes

In the context of various systems within the natural world and society, students upon graduation will demonstrate the ability to:

  • understand and apply scientific thinking and methods of inquiry
  • utilize integrative and critical thinking skills to solve problems
  • read and evaluate literature; devise, conduct, and analyze research; and effectively interpret, present, and apply relevant findings
  • articulate and apply relevant scientific and Christian paradigms to their discipline
  • apply ethical principles and Christian virtues in making responsible decisions

SCHOOL OF KINESIOLOGY

School of Kinesiology at Southern Nazarene University, Bethany OklahomaThe School of Kinesiology at SNU knows what is important to you—strong programs, education opportunities from qualified staff, and most of all, getting a great job after graduation. In our department, we think you’ll find all of that and more. That’s why we say, “Dream with confidence.” See for yourself in these pages and don’t forget to schedule a visit to campus while you’re here.
 


DIVISION OF SCIENCE & MATHEMATICS

Science and Mathematics at Southern Nazarene University, Bethany Oklahoma

SNU’s Division of Science and Mathematics houses the departments listed below. Take a look around to see the programs offered, meet the highly-qualified faculty, and begin to picture SNU as a step in the path to pursue your dream.


Study Social and Behavioral Sciences at Southern Nazarene University, Bethany OklahomaThe Division of Social and Behavioral Science at SNU houses the Department of History, Politics and Geography, Department of Psychology and Counseling, and Department of Sociology. Each department has a unique set of learning opportunities including internships, international travel studies and scholarships.


SCHOOL OF NURSING

Through innovative learning, expert health-care professors and hands-on learning opportunities, the SNU School of Nursing equips and prepares its graduates for the next step in their careers. Just click around to read up on our programs, meet our professors and check out some of the career paths our alumni are on. We think you’ll like what you see. Come visit our campus and apply for scholarships so you can begin to “Dream with Confidence.”


Our Nazarene Heritage
Founded in 1899, Southern Nazarene University is a private, Christian, liberal arts university - a service of the Church of the Nazarene. Located on a 40-acre campus just west of Oklahoma City, SNU grew out of several small colleges committed to training people for service to God and their fellow man. More than 32,000 alumni work and serve throughout the United States and the world. Read About Our Heritage