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Natural Sciences: Description and Student Learning Outcomes

Natural Sciences

Natural Sciences is the study of the physical world and how life works.  In Natural Sciences, students will demonstrate an understanding of the natural world, its processes, and the inter-relationships of its systems. Students will apply the scientific method to find answers, prove or disprove hypotheses, analyze claims, and discover facts.  Courses in this category provide students with learning experiences that include exploration of the world around them.

Describe scientific theories and the scientific method to understand the natural world.

Analyze evolving scientific theories to draw conclusions about the natural world.

Natural Sciences

The Rasmussen University Online Library has a lot of different ways for you to find sources for your research. Check out our video series for more information about getting the most out of the online library, including information about:

Beginning a research project can be overwhelming! Consider following these steps to get your research assignment rolling!

Library Databases: Natural Science

Start your search for articles using the library databases linked below:

eBook Databases: Natural Science

Access ebooks on your topic by searching the databases linked below:

Selections from our eBook Collection

Video & Image Databases: Natural Science

Build an APA Tool Kit

  • Watch APA Quick Start for an overview of the APA citation style 
  • Download a copy of the pre-formatted APA paper template to use for all of your APA assignment. 
  • Print out a copy of the APA Sample Paper to use as a model for you APA assignments.
  • Use the APA Paper Checklist as you review your paper before submitting for a grade.
  • Consider making an appointment with an APA tutor for assistance with this citation style.
  • Create an account in NoodleTools and use it to create your References list.
  • Consult the APA Guide to find answers to your APA questions, then bookmark it for easy access.


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