Department of Science and Mathematics
The Department of Science and Mathematics functions to provide biology, chemistry, natural science, physics, and mathematics courses that introduce students to the tremendous complexity and diversity found in all living things and to the elements of the physical world in which they live. The department seeks to provide students with the opportunity to acquire the mathematical knowledge and reasoning skills necessary for their chosen field of study. The department also exists to prepare students for participation in professional programs of study, including health sciences, research, and education. It also strives to enhance each student’s appreciation for God’s wisdom in His works of creation and to inform students of humanity’s relationship with creation, including the need for the responsible stewardship of natural resources.
Earth Science Field Study
The GEO Earth Science Field Study provides an opportunity to fulfill a general education lab/science class requirement in a fun, hands-on manner. Students will travel from Detroit to various points out West.
Each summer students visit points of interest in South Dakota, Wyoming, and Idaho. The “classroom” will include Badlands National Park, the Black Hills, Yellowstone National Park, and Grand Teton National Park, as well as many other amazing places.
While away, the group will cook its own meals, camp in tents, stay in a cabin, and engage in education by hiking over and through some of the best geology to be found. The students will also keep journals describing what they see and learn from first-hand observation, trail lectures, interpretive centers, and readings.