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Division of Science & Mathematics

Division of Math & Science

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. And with exceptional testimonies like a pre-health program that achieves successful placement with qualified candidates into graduate and medical programs for over 50 years, school districts calling to find graduates from our program to fill teaching positions, and our mathematical graduates pursuing graduate school with 100% acceptance, it’s no wonder why we say “Dream with Confidence.” Browse through our departments, there is excellence on every page. Come visit, compete for scholarships and get started on the path to your dream.


  • Phil Cox—Graduate student in biochemistry at John Hopkins University; winner of a prestigious $25,000 NSF Graduate Fellowship
  • Shea Hutchison—Network Engineer for Hobby Lobby
  • Rachel Eguren—currently in the Zoology Master’s Program at Oklahoma State on a full-tuition scholarship plus a monthly stipend.
  • JK Fiesal — Recent Graduate at OU Medical School with most awards in his graduating class. 
  • Curtis McCully — Completing PhD at Rutgers University in astrophysics; conducted research with the Hubble Space Telescope. 
What's Happening Around the Division

If you are high school junior or senior with an ACT score (or SAT equivalent) of 24 or higher and are interested in majoring in math, science, or network engineering, please apply!  Send your questions to Dr. Winslow, Dean of the College of Natural, Social, and Health Sciences at

The 2016 Summer Research Experience provided the opportunity for four students to complete math and science summer research projects.  If you will complete your freshman or sophomore year as a math or science major in May 2017, please plan to apply for next summer's program!  You can find more information here.


The Department of Biology at SNU holds the keys for student success after graduation. You will have incredible opportunities like researching at our Cloud Forest field station in Costa Rica. At SNU, you will learn from professors who are experienced scientists in various specialties and you can compete for science scholarships to help pay for your education. In addition, many of our biology majors serve as T.A.s for classes to polish their resume and cover educational expenses. Add all that up and it’s no surprise our biology graduates have great success in careers and graduate school. Check us out, schedule your visit to campus and begin dreaming with confidence.



Study Chemistry at Southern Nazarene University, Bethany OklahomaThe SNU Department of Chemistry knows what’s important to you. You want a top-education from excellent professors in order to be prepared for the career of your dreams. With state of the art facilities and equipment, research opportunities, and a outstanding record for successful graduates, you’ll find exactly what you are looking for. And don’t forget to visit campus and check out our scholarships!


 Study Computer Science and Network Engineering at Southern Nazarene University, Bethany OklahomaSNU’s Department of Computer Science and Network Engineering is ready to make your dreams a reality. With innovative teaching from highly-qualified faculty, excellent scholarship opportunities and a track record for successful careers after graduation—we say, “Dream with Confidence.” So look around, check out our scholarships, and schedule a visit, we look forward to meeting you!


Math & ScienceThe Department of Mathematics at SNU knows what you want in higher education—innovative learning, faculty who are expert professionals, and 100% success record for both graduate school and teaching career paths. Not to mention great scholarships. Take a look around, we think you’ll like what you see and we hope to see you when you schedule a visit to campus.


SNU’s Physics Department has a lot to offer. From highly-qualified professors and programs to excellence after graduation, there is a lot to see here. Check out some of our graduate stories, meet the faculty and learn about our scholarships. Like what you see? We’d like to see you! While you’re here, consider attending a physics class.

New Science Facility

Excellence in science has a long and storied history at Southern Nazarene University.  Across the years, over 3,000 science students have gone on to become teachers, medical doctors, dentists, researchers, nurses and professors.  The faculty of the Division of Science and Mathematics at SNU excel in teaching and are exceptionally qualified in their respective disciplines (91% have earned the terminal degree in their field).  However, the Don Beaver Science Building, that has served the purposes of science education for forty years is in need of a major upgrade to its lab facilities.  SNU is already in the first phase to construct a new 25,891 square feet annex that will accommodate biology labrooms, faculty offices, research labs, and student study places. Phase 2 involves adding chemistry labs and offices to the second floor. The following video is a virtual tour of the planned science annex.

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 educating people for lives of service to God, leadership, and reconciliation toward their neighbors and within the global community. More than 32,000 alumni work and serve throughout the United States and the world. Read About Our Heritage

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