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Natural Sciences

You'll receive one-on-one guidance from faculty who are experts in their fields. Mentoring by faculty goes beyond the classroom. We encourage you to get involved in undergraduate research, too. These opportunities give you a competitive advantage when applying for jobs or grad school.

Departments & Programs

Major Minor Graduate
Natural Sciences
Coastal Environmental Science Has Major
Biology Has Minor

In the News

Professor Ben Atkinson examines river turtle

Study Abroad Belize: Students partner up with non-profit to help save critically-endangered turtle

Six Flagler College students recently returned from a 10-day adventure in Belize, where they worked on research to help save the critically-endangered Hicatee turtle.
Two students drag seine net through waist deep water.

Flagler students' work on oyster reefs featured in academic journal

The work of three students — Charles Adams, Kristy Payne and Elizabeth Scarlett — focused on the impact of oyster reefs on surrounding sediments was published in the Journal of Coastal Zone Management this spring.

Meet our Faculty

Professor Ben Atkinson

Ben Atkinson

Assistant Professor of Natural Sciences
Professor Barbara Blonder

Barbara Blonder

Associate Professor of Natural Sciences
Matthew Brown

Matthew Brown

Associate Professor of Natural Sciences

Study Abroad

Through the Natural Science Department, you'll have access to exciting study abroad opportunities:

Student Ali Mulla holding river turtle

Wildlife Ecology in Belize

Help save critically endangered Central American River Turtles, known locally as “Hicatees.”

Students scuba dive around a sunken shipwreck.

Shipwreck Ecology in Bermuda

Explore the ecology of shipwrecks in beautiful Bermuda. This exciting opportunity is in collaboration with the Bermuda Zoological Society and the Flagler College Dive Club.