College of Science and Mathematics

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science and mathematics At SBU

The SBU College of Science and Mathematics pursues excellence and offers quality instruction from a Christian perspective to broaden non-majors scientific awareness and to prepare majors for career success or further study in their chosen field.

department of athletic training

The Athletic Training Education Program at Southwest Baptist University is a Christ-centered academic unit providing quality didactic and relevant clinical experiences preparing entry level athletic training students to be skilled, dedicated, caring, and ethical allied health professionals.

Students are prepared to sit for the Board of Certification (BOC) Examination to practice the profession of Athletic Training in a wide variety of traditional and non-traditional clinical settings.

BOC Pass Rates

Athletic Training Student Manual

Department of biology

The Department of Biology at SBU allows students to thrive in small class and lab sizes, allowing our faculty who all have Ph.D. degrees to provide a more personalized learning experience. This department offers three undergraduate biology majors:

SBU biology students have the unique opportunity to participate in the SBU Undergraduate Research Experience (SURE) program. This summer research program allows undergraduate students the beneficial opportunity of conducting research with a faculty member while getting paid for the work. 

department of chemistry and physics

Whether you are looking to pursue a career as a chemist, go to graduate school, earn an engineering degree or teach chemistry, SBU’s Department of Chemistry has a degree program that will work for you. The department offers undergraduate degrees in:

In addition to the small class sizes, knowledgeable faculty, and one-on-one advising for all students, these programs lead students in their spiritual journeys to discover how their work in the chemistry and physics fields can inform their faith.

Department of mathematics

The Department of Mathematics at Southwest Baptist University teaches graphical presentation of information, logical reasoning, and precision of statement and thought — all from a Christian perspective.

Students are prepared for continued scholarship and positions of leadership from a Christian perspective in secondary mathematics teaching, graduate study in mathematically related fields, and employment in a global society with many problems that need solutions. Undergraduate degrees are offered in:

Additionally, students have the opportunity to lead math labs, serve as a math tutor or help with math contests SBU hosts for elementary and middle school students. Research opportunities and cutting-edge technology are available to undergraduate students to make their experience in the program the best.

department of physical therapy

The Doctor of Physical Therapy program at SBU prepares you for your career through the development of knowledge and skills needed for patient management, education, consultation and clinical research.

You will become a dynamic healthcare professional serving to improve the lives of the people you touch. The program builds upon a strong liberal arts background and highlights Christian values and behavior to mold you into a well-rounded professional.


If you are pursuing a career in medicine or another allied health field, faculty will work with you individually to provide pre-health advisement to help set you up for success. As you pursue your undergraduate degree in biology and/or chemistry, faculty will help you apply to graduate school, study for the MCAT (medical school acceptance exam), write reference letters for you and provide the guidance and support you need to be equipped for your career goals.

The darrell r. strait center for the integration of science and christian faith

The Darrell R. Strait Center for the Integration of Science and Christian Faith (CISCF) pursues excellence and seeks to honor God by offering an interdisciplinary program of study in the integration of science and Christian faith. This program incorporates appropriate scientific and Biblical principles, grounded in the Old and New Testaments, and consistent with the Christian faith, Christian worldview, Biblical values and Baptist heritage of the University.