Mathematics & Natural Sciences

Overview

In the Division of Mathematics and Natural Sciences, we will help you understand the design of God’s creation through the study of the natural sciences. Our faculty teach the contrast between data and opinion, as well as the difference between data and interpretation of data. In our programs, you will develop your analytical thinking skills through the application of mathematics and natural sciences to practical problems.

When you earn your Bachelor’s degree in Biology from BPC, you will be able to:

  1. Explain the difference between creation theory and evolutionary theory.
  2. Apply knowledge and skills learned in the classroom through completing an internship within your field of study
  3. Conduct statistical analysis of data through research and presentations.
  4. Differentiate between data and opinion, as well as provide strategies to select the best options for data interpretation
  5. Develop and practice your critical thinking skills.

Programs of Study

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General Learning Outcomes

Coupled with a robust General Education Program, by the time you earn your degree through BPC, you will gain the overall knowledge, skills, and values associated with a Christian liberal arts education:

Students will demonstrate integrity and respect for self and others in all academic, athletic, career, and other interactions at Brewton-Parker College.

Students will develop critical and creative thinking skills. 

Students will write, read, speak, and listen logically, clearly, and precisely

Students will demonstrate numeracy, scientific literacy, and technical competence.

Students will develop an understanding and appreciation of human artistic expression.

Students will develop an understanding of the history of civilizations and of the forces shaping contemporary society.

Department Faculty

Inna Edwards

Assistant Professor of Mathematics

Sampyo Hong

Associate Professor of Physical Sciences

Rachel Kozlowski

Assistant Professor of Chemistry

Helene Peters

Division Chair,
Professor of Biology

Forrest Rich

Associate Professor of Mathematics

Research Opportunities

An important Program Learning Outcome in Our Division is for graduating students to have conducted statistical analysis of data through research and presentations. Students in our Division are required to complete BIO 430 Studies in Biology I and BIO 431 Studies in Biology II during their senior year in the Biology program. Students that meet the minimum requirements of completing BIO 430 and 431 and meet the Georgia Academy of Science standards are encouraged to submit an abstract of their undergraduate research to the Georgia Academy of Science and upon approval, are invited to present their research findings. Read more about this opportunity:

*Denotes student presenter

Natalia Adams* and Helene Peters (2017) “THE OCCURRENCE OF ATHLETE’S FOOT (TINEA PEDIS), CAUSED BY THE DERMATOPHYTIC FUNGUS, TRICHOPHYTON RUBRUM MALMSTEN 1845, AMONGST ATHLETES AT BREWTON-PARKER COLLEGE.” Georgia Journal of Science, 75(1)32.
Available at: https://digitalcommons.gaacademy.org/gjs/vol75/iss1/32/

Tajamian Foster* and Helene Peters (2017) AN INVESTIGATION INTO THE EFFECT OF AN ENERGY DRINK ON ATHLETE PERFORMANCE AMONG BASKETBALL ATHLETES AT BREWTON-PARKER COLLEGE. Georgia Journal of Science, 75(1)17.
Available at: https://digitalcommons.gaacademy.org/gjs/vol75/iss1/17/

Katie Sills* and Helene Peters (2018) THE EFFECT OF SLEEP EXTENSION ON PHYSICAL PERFORMANCE IN COLLEGIATE ATHLETES. Georgia Journal of Science, 76(1)114.
Available at: https://digitalcommons.gaacademy.org/gjs/vol76/iss1/114/

Lopez, Autumn* and Peters, Helene (2019) “THE OCCURRENCE OF METHICILLIN RESISTANT STAPHYLOCOCCUS AUREUS (ROSENBACH, 1884) IN COLLEGIATE CONTACT AND NON-CONTACT SPORTS.” Georgia Journal of Science, Vol. 77(1)106.
Available at: https://digitalcommons.gaacademy.org/gjs/vol77/iss1/106

Batchelor, Sarah* and Peters, Helene (2019) “THE OCCURRENCE AND DISTRIBUTION OF MELISSOCOCCUS PLUTONIUS (WHITE, 1912 AND NOSEMA CERANEA (FRIES, ET AL. 1996) IN HONEY BEES APIS MELLIFERA (LINNAEUS, 1758) FROM APIARIES IN SOUTH EAST GEORGIA.,” Georgia Journal of Science, Vol. 77(1)105.
Available at: https://digitalcommons.gaacademy.org/gjs/vol77/iss1/105

Queen, Joshua* and Peters, Helene (2019) “A BLIND STUDY ON THE PREVALENCE OF ANABOLIC STEROID CLENBUTEROL AMONG COLLEGIATE ATHLETES AND THE EFFECTIVENESS OF GOLD NANOPARTICLE LATERAL FLOW IMMUNOASSAY TEST-KITS.”Georgia Journal of Science, Vol. 77(1)63.
Available at: https://digitalcommons.gaacademy.org/gjs/vol77/iss1/63

Kaitlynn M. Gillette* and Helene Peters (2020) “AN INVESTIGATION INTO THE EFFECT OF DIFFERENT EMBALMING FLUIDS ON BEEF, PORK AND CHICKEN MEAT PRODUCTS.” Georgia Journal of Science, Vol. 78(1)1.
Available at: https://digitalcommons.gaacademy.org/gjs/vol78/iss1/1/

Krizia K. Cornejo* and Helene Peters (2020) “ELECTROPHORESIS ANALYSIS OF COUGH SYRUPS AND LABORATORY TESTING OF ANALGESICS.” Georgia Journal of Science, Vol. 78(1)10.
Available at: https://digitalcommons.gaacademy.org/gjs/vol78/iss1/10/

Taylor M. Morris* and Helene Peters (2020) “HEART RATE AND ELECTROCARDIOGRAM ACTIVITY IN ATHLETES: PRE-EXERCISE, DURING EXERCISE, AND POST-EXERCISE.” Georgia Journal of Science, Vol. 78(1)13.
Available at: https://digitalcommons.gaacademy.org/gjs/vol78/iss1/13/

Nicole A. Esterbrook* and Helene Peters (2020) “SURVEY OF THE INCIDENCE OF MYCOPLASMA PNEUMONIAE IN RESIDENT AND COMMUTING STUDENTS AND AN ANTIBIOTIC DISK DIFFUSION TEST USING MACROLIDES, QUINOLONES AND BETA-LACTAMS.” Georgia Journal of Science, Vol. 78(1)32.
Available at: https://digitalcommons.gaacademy.org/gjs/vol78/iss1/32/

National Science
Foundation Grant

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