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Mathematics and Natural Sciences Department

Sandburg’s Math & Natural Sciences Department helps students both dissect what we already know and explore the possibilities of what surrounds us. You might even discover that learning about math can be a rewarding experience and as easy as, well, pi.

Jeremy Bohrer, Instructor, Mathematics, Iowa State University                 

David Burns, Associate Professor, Biology, WIU

Peter Kay, Mathematics, WIU

Dr. Gary Miracle, Associate Professor, Chemistry; University of Wisconsin

Carla Presnell, Associate Professor, Biology; WIU

Michael (Tony) Paris, Coordinator of Mathematics, Professor of Mathematics; Illinois State University                                                                             





Math Careers:                                                                   

  • Data Scientist                                                   
  • Software Developer                                             
  • Quantitative Analyst                                                 
  • Computer-Aided Design (CAD) Drafter                       
  • Civil Engineer                                                          
  • Actuary                                                                   
  • Accountant                                                             
  • Research Analyst                                                    
  • Economist                                                               
  • Cryptography                                                          
  • Computer Science




Health Professions:

  • Nursing
  • Radiology
  • Mortuary Science
  • Kinesiology
  • Dental Hygiene
  • Emergency Medical Services
  • Emergency Medical Technician
  • Medical Lab Technician
  • Surgical Technologist

Natural Science Careers

  • Earth Scientist
  • Science Teacher
  • Environmental Engineer
  • Biomedical Engineer
  • Chemist
  • Meteorologist
  • NASA Scientist
  • Pharmaceuticals
  • Aerospace and Defense

Life Science Careers

  • Agriculture
  • Bioinformatics
  • Biomedicine
  • Genetics
  • Marine Biology
  • Horticulture
  • Food and Drink
  • Medical Writing
  • Scientific Publishing
  • Teaching