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Mathematics and Natural Sciences Department

Sandburg’s Mathematics & 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:                                                                   

  • Actuary
  • Accountant
  • Civil engineer 
  • Computer-aided design (CAD) drafter 
  • Computer science
  • Cryptography
  • Data scientist
  • Economist
  • Research analyst
  • Software developer
  • Quantitative analyst

Health professions

  • Dental Hygiene
  • Emergency medical services
  • Emergency medical technician
  • Kinesiology
  • Medical lab technician
  • Mortuary science
  • Nursing
  • Radiology
  • Surgical technologist

Natural science careers

  • Aerospace and defense
  • Biomedical engineer
  • Chemist
  • Earth scientist
  • Environmental engineer
  • Meteorologist
  • NASA Scientist
  • Pharmaceuticals
  • Science teacher

Life science careers

  • Agriculture
  • Bioinformatics
  • Biomedicine
  • Food and drink 
  • Genetics
  • Horticulture
  • Marine biology
  • Medical writing
  • Scientific publishing
  • Teaching