So much more than "Pre Health"

College of Sciences and Mathematics:
Pre Health and SO much more!

Did you know that the College of Sciences and Mathematics (COSAM) offers 33 undergraduate degrees and 3 minors?!

Here is a list of the degrees that are offered:

Pre Health Programs at AU

One of the most popular programs in COSAM is pre health. The pre health program is not a major, but rather a concentration, that prepares students for entrance into the various professional schools. Some of the most common professional schools are medical, dental, pharmacy, optometry and physical therapy. Historically, COSAM has placed students into professional schools at 30% above the national average of placement into professional schools. In addition to high rates of placement, former COSAM students have reported that they were “superbly prepared” for the academic challenges of professional school.

What can you do with a degree from COSAM?!

In addition to pre health there are MANY other majors in COSAM to prepare you for an exciting future. Some of the possible careers for students with a degree from COSAM include:

  • Forensics
  • Law
  • Public Health
  • Environmental Testing
  • Petroleum Industry
  • Pharmaceutical and Laboratory equipment sales

Here is a list of some companies where recent COSAM graduates are now employed:

  • Savannah River Staff
  • Mayo Clinic
  • FBI
  • NASA
  • Naval Research Lab
  • Vulcan Materials
  • Integrated Ocean Drilling Program
  • US Geological Survey
  • Atlanta Zoo
  • Center for Disease Control
  • US Fish and Wildlife
  • San Diego Museum of National History
  • US Department of Agriculture
  • World Conservation Union
  • Alabama Department of Environmental Management
Show me the money: COSAM Scholarships
COSAM has a number of scholarships designated for current students. In order to be considered for a COSAM scholarship, you must complete the COSAM scholarship application.

To be a recipient of a COSAM scholarship, you must be pursuing a major in the College of Sciences and Mathematics. COSAM scholarships are available to both entering freshmen and currently-enrolled students. ACT/SAT scores are the primary determinant in awarding freshman scholarships while the Auburn GPA is the primary determinant in awarding scholarships to currently-enrolled students. COSAM students receiving university-wide scholarships are not precluded from receiving a COSAM scholarship.

There are many ways that COSAM is able to fund scholarships for their students, one of our biggest scholarship event is the Dean’s Scholarship Golf Classic. This event began in 1995, as a means to provide scholarships for students undertaking studies in biological, physical and mathematical sciences. The past several years, this event has raised enough money to provide full tuition scholarships for at least 5 students per year.

Tigers for Tigers
Did you know that all the tigers left in the world would not fill one section in Jordan Hare Stadium! The Tigers for Tigers program was designed to increase awareness of the severe perils facing wildlife today, using our mascot, the tiger, as an example of a species on the brink of extinction.

The Tigers for Tigers program originated at the University of Missouri-Columbia in 1999 and was brought to Auburn by the Society for Conservation Biology, which is a student organization in the department of Biological Sciences. For upcoming events or more information, visit the Web site at .

Undergraduate Research Opportunities:
A unique aspect of being a COSAM student is the opportunities in research that await you. COSAM offers an Undergraduate Research Fellowship. This program gives undergraduate students the opportunity to be involved with cutting edge research. Last year, six COSAM students were each awarded $4,400 for a year long fellowship to work 20 hours a week on a research project with a COSAM faculty member. Interested COSAM students can apply with a faculty member to receive these awards. Awardees are chosen based upon academic strength, the quality of the projects and how the research experience may help mold their future careers. The fellowships also come with $1,400 in supply funds to help conduct the research, and the opportunity to present the research at an annual conference in the respected area.

If you have questions regarding any of our academic programs please contact us, or stop by and see us!

College of Sciences and Mathematics
Student Services Office
239 Sciences Center Classrooms

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