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  • MTSU's 360-degree,
    wrap-around simulator
    provides an unequaled level of preparation for air traffic controllers
  • Racing alternative-fueled vehicles requires technology, skill, and luck
  • Jeannie Stubblefield's research on mass fatalities won first place at a Homeland Security Summit
  • Chemistry professor
    Tibor Koritsanszky
    helps scientists peer
    deep inside molecules
  • More than 800 technology-related jobs go unfilled
    in the mid-state area annually
  • Heather Brown, researcher and department chair, shows a piece of pervious concrete
  • At NASA's annual race, MTSU's moon buggy team is consistently the state's number one
  • Rain gardens fulfill a vital ecological role on campus
  • Geology students are on the crater rim of Mt. St. Helens volcano
  • Professor Xiaoya Zha examines the beginning of graph theory
  • Physics professor Daniel Erenso uses laser beams to investigate sickle cell diseases
  • MTSU's Naked Eye Observatory offers a unique way to study the solar system

College of Basic and Applied Sciences

The College of Basic and Applied Sciences (CBAS) is a diverse set of departments that includes the basic sciences (Biology, Chemistry, and Physics), Mathematics, and Computer Science as well as Aerospace, Agriculture, Concrete Industry Management, Engineering Technology, Geosciences, and Military Science. 

We believe that science holds the hope of our country's continued success and are working hard to improve K-12 education in the basic and applied sciences. We are excited you have taken time to visit our site!

The largest of the university's five undergraduate colleges in terms of the overall number of declared majors, the college has 4000+ undergraduate, over 300 master's, and 90 doctoral students. This college offers 17 undergraduate major programs, including 56 different emphasis areas. Seven of the eleven departments within the college offer programs leading to a master's degree. The college also offers interdisciplinary programs including a Bachelor of Science (B.S.) in Forensic Science; a Master of Science (M.S.) in Professional Science with six concentrations; and three Ph.D. degrees in the areas of Computational Science, Molecular Biosciences, and Mathematics and Science Education.

Our talented faculty work one-on-one with a large number of majors, teach many general education classes in mathematics and the sciences, provide service to the professional community, and engage in basic and applied research.  The college currently has 210 full-time faculty.

College of Basic and Applied Sciences
MTSU, Box 83, Murfreesboro, TN 37132
Phone: 615-898-2613

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