Great Expectations (GE) is a program designed to help incoming first-generation college students and/or students of color transition into Lewis & Clark College.
The Department of Inclusion and Multicultural Engagement’s peer mentor program, Leading to Engage All Pioneers (L.E.A.P.) is designed to help support incoming new students with their transition into Lewis & Clark College.
This guide helps entering students interested in majoring in science or math understand their ALEKS score. For more information about the exam, please visit the Symbolic and Quantitative Reasoning Center (SQRC).
STEM Majors and Pre-professional Programs
As our understanding of the molecular basis of life increases, the fields of biochemistry and molecular biology are rapidly expanding. From the science of DNA to the ethics of genetic engineering, the Biochemistry program immerses students in the intricacies of this fascinating scientific discipline.
The Biology department offers three core courses that delve deep into essential aspects of the complex science of modern biology: Investigations in Ecology and Environmental Science, Investigations in Genetics and Evolutionary Biology, and Investigations in Cell and Molecular Biology. Information about these courses can be found in the catalog.
The study of chemistry at Lewis & Clark is divided into analytical chemistry, organic chemistry, inorganic chemistry, physical chemistry, and biochemistry. Students become familiar with each area, ensuring a thorough grasp of the field.
Lewis & Clark has joined several nationally recognized engineering schools to offer a cooperative program that provides students with the advantages of a liberal arts education as a complement to rigorous studies in engineering.
Mathematics, statistics, and computer science attempt to describe the world we live in and our relationship to it. They are structural mechanisms providing context for speculation and discovery; important tools for illuminating theories and implementing techniques from other disciplines; and art forms exhibiting aesthetic values. They’re the mathematical sciences, and at Lewis & Clark they’re an integral part of a liberal arts education.
Physics is the inquiry into the structure and organization of the universe—the study of forces and matter, of motion, of cause and effect, and of the intrinsic properties of space and time. From the structure of the atomic nucleus, to the fundamental processes taking place in living cells, to the large-scale structure and evolution of the whole universe, the realm of physics is well-traveled, yet every path leads to uncharted territory.
Lewis & Clark successfully prepares students for admission to professional schools of their choice in medicine, dentistry, veterinary science, physical therapy, nursing, and other related health fields. The success rate of our graduates applying to these schools is very competitive.
Psychology is the scientific study of behavior and mental processes approached from physiological, cognitive, behavioral, social, and applied perspectives. Psychology applies a range of scientific methodologies to the study of such topics as: brain function, learning, motivation, sensation, perception, cognition, memory, development, social influence, attitudes, and mental disorders and treatments.