Mathematical and Natural Sciences
The Division of Mathematical and Natural Sciences offers foundational courses to familiarize students with elementary principles that form a basis of understanding each discipline. Students have the opportunity to learn methods of observation, experimentation, analysis, and reasoning, gaining insight into the nature of the mathematical and physical worlds. The division offers majors in biology, chemistry, computer science, mathematics, and physics.
Faculty Office Hours ’23 - Chemistry and Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
Hear from Professor Shivani Ahuja as she breaks down the chemistry and biochemistry and molecular biology majors at Reed, discusses her areas of research, and answers your questions.
Faculty Office Hours ’23 - Biology
Hear from Professor Janis Shampay as she breaks down the biology major at Reed, discusses her areas of research, and answers your questions.
Faculty Office Hours ’22 - Math
Get to know Professors Nick Davidson and Kyle Ormsby as they discuss studying math at Reed. They break down the major and answer questions.
Faculty Office Hours ’22 - Physics
Get to know Professor Alison Crocker as she discusses studying physics at Reed. She breaks down the major and answers questions.
Math Major Overview ’22
Professors Kyle Ormsby and Angélica Osorno break down what studying math looks like at Reed and how it compares to what you've done in high school.
Faculty Office Hours ’21 - Biology, Chemistry, and Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
Watch highlights from faculty office hours with Professor of Chemistry Kelly Chacón and Professor of Biology Sarah Schaack. They break down the biology, chemistry, and biochemistry and molecular biology majors at Reed.
Engineering Pathways at Reed
There are many paths from Reed to a career in engineering. Watch this panel discussion to learn more about the 3:2 engineering program and how professors mentor students interested in engineering.
Faculty Office Hours ’21 - Computer Science & Computational Biology
Watch the highlights of faculty office hours as Professors Jim Fix and Anna Ritz share about the computer science major and the study of computational biology.
Pre-Medical Pathways at Reed
Watch Vice President and Dean of Admission and Financial Aid Milyon Trulove’s conversation with three members of Reed’s pre-med advising team.