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Young Harris College has a long and respected tradition of preparing students for careers in mathematics and the sciences through excellence in teaching by a dynamic faculty dedicated to student success. Our classes are small and taught by the professors themselves, not by teaching assistants. Our classes are rigorous and demanding to best prepare you for your career and life beyond college. At YHC, professors are willing to give you individualized attention to help you achieve your goals. Students are also given the opportunity to work on independent research projects mentored by faculty members.

Young Harris College offers Bachelor of Science degrees in Biology, Chemistry and Environmental Science, which can lead to careers in medicine, health sciences, veterinary science, pharmacy, wildlife biology, botany, environmental science and others. We offer a variety of upper level courses that allow you to tailor your coursework to your professional goal. A Bachelor of Science degree is also offered in Mathematics giving students the training required for careers in economics, engineering, software design, medicine and many others. If you are interested in teaching, you can add an initial teaching certification to be completed with a degree in mathematics or broad-field science.

Young Harris College also offers minors in Biology, Chemistry, Math and Astronomy and can give students an excellent start in many other careers not listed above including nursing, physics, astronomy, computer science and engineering. 

All of our majors, including those in mathematics and the sciences are offered in context of a liberal arts education, the type of undergraduate education preferred by medical schools, other graduate programs and many businesses. You will receive a well-rounded education here at Young Harris College in addition to knowledge and skills specific to your degree. Furthermore, YHC is located in the beautiful southern Appalachian Mountains, one of the most biologically diverse areas in the U.S., giving us a natural laboratory and lots of opportunity for outdoor activities. Please contact me if you have questions about our programs.

Dr. Linda G. Jones
Dean, Division of Mathematics, Science and Technology