Students in Austin Peay's College of STEM usually aren't sitting still for very long.
When our students and educators leave the classroom, they're launching ballons to the edge of space, landing prestigious fellowships and studying wasps at Disney Epcot’s 2.5 million square feet of greenhouses.
The common thread between all our students is how they've been able to use their individual experiences to make a quantifiable change in the scientific landscape. When you come to Austin Peay, you'll be able to work closely with your professors daily on research projects, field work and professional development to make sure you are well prepared to enter the workforce.
Academic departments in the College of STEM
All of our nine academic departments boast doctoral-trained faculty with decades of combined experience who are dedicated to making each class experience worthwhile.
The department, including faculty offices and classrooms, is housed in the Sundquist
Science Complex. The department currently has four full-time faculty members and three
adjunct faculty members, with approximately 250 agriculture majors including those
in the pre-professional programs. The department oversees the 440-acre Farm and Environmental
Education Center, which is located three miles from the main campus which has a $1.2
million Animal Science teaching facility.
Through APSU's Department of Allied Health Sciences, you can prepare for in-demand
healthcare careers in medical laboratory science, radiologic technology, radiography,
radiation therapy, nuclear medicine, and sonography.
Austin Peay State University’s Department of Biology provides an intellectual and motivational environment for career development in many
areas of biology. Students can pursue training in field biology, botany, zoology, animal and plant physiology, microbiology, molecular genetics, and environmental assessment.
The Department of Chemistry at Austin Peay State University is nationally certified by the American Chemical Society,
devoted to student success, and prepares students for a wide variety of career options.
Our mission is to educate students to independently and critically think, apply chemical
concepts and principles to better understand the scientific world, and help them to
become scientifically literate. We use innovative pedagogical and research strategies
to engage students and cultivate a passion for chemistry and scientific learning.
Computer science is one of the fastest growing fields in the modern world. At APSU's
Department of Computer Science and Information Technology, our published faculty and over 15 years of experience guarantee that you will be prepared for any computing
field with one of our many undergraduate degrees and graduate degrees.
Engineering Technology is a science that is centered on individuals who want to be
an engineer, but at the same time want to be able to be involved in the actual manufacturing
or implementation of the items they modify or design. It is a field that challenges
the abilities of anyone who has dreamed of becoming an engineer or technologist.
Currently the engineering technology department at APSU has six bachelor of science
and four associates concentrations.
The Department of Geosciences offers a Bachelor of Science in Geosciences with four concentrations that prepare students for working in a diversity of Geoscience
specialties such as the geological sciences, environmental hazards, geographic information
science, and global environment and development. In addition, we also offer minors
in Geology, Geography, GIS and Water Resources Management.
The knowledgeable and friendly faculty of the Department of Mathematics at Austin
Peay are dedicated to providing a quality education in mathematics. The study of mathematics enhances critical thinking skills and provides an excellent
background for a career in most any field, including science, engineering, education,
law, and medicine.
The APSU Physics Major is versatile enough to provide superior preparation for graduate study or a
career in a wide variety of physics-related disciplines, from Astrophysics to Engineering to Medicine. Its large selection of major electives allow the student
to tailor the major to exactly the career path in which they are interested.
Austin Peay has been wonderful to me; they’ve provided me with everything I needed and I think, academically speaking, I’ve been able to learn everything I could need to learn by choosing to come here.
I’ve always had a love of computers, and after I began to research the degree offerings at Austin Peay, it just made me sure that this was the place I needed to be.
I love being part of a dynamic and diverse university environment that takes students from all backgrounds and helps them achieve their goals.
I had this fear that students from bigger schools would be ahead of me, but what I quickly realized was that we were covering things I had already learned because I had been prepared by Austin Peay.
I think every kid thinks about going away for college, but when I visited Austin Peay, I fell in love with this place and its opportunities.
I enjoy getting to know my students and helping them to discover both their strengths and weaknesses. It is rewarding to help an individual improve and overcome challenges.
Austin Peay has treated me way better than I ever thought it could have, and if I had to do it all over again, I’d still choose to go to this University.
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