Baker focuses on natural history and the environment. They specialize in offering freshman introductory courses in biology, chemistry, math, and environmental studies. They offer internships for academic credit, during which students can learn about various professions in the sciences. They hold a research symposium each fall to encourage students to begin doing research with professors in various majors. Such opportunities have led previously open-option students to choose to major in a science field.

PROGRAM FOCUS: Undergraduate research. DISCIPLINES: Biology, Chemistry, Environmental science, Mathematics. EDUCATION CONTEXTS: Undergraduate.