The Faculty of Mathematics and Natural Sciences has seven departments that do research and offer eleven degree programmes:
The department provides a common platform for versatile education and scientific research in the field of modern biosciences. The department is organized in four parallel disciplines which form a unique combination of expertice in Biochemistry, Food Chemistry, Molecular Biotechnology and Diagnostics, and Molecular Plant Biology.
The department accounts for the degree programmes of biology and environmental science. The biological research covers all the levels from molecules to ecosystems. The Department of Biology further includes Zoological Museum, Botanical Museum, Botanical Garden and Sequencing Service Unit.
The department offers diverse study and research possibilities for experimental, theoretical and applied physics as well as astronomy.
The department of Information Technology offers diverse education possibilities in its field. Teaching and research do not focus solely on technology but various referential sciences and close proximity of the Turku Science Park guarantee a board and international point of view to the whole field.
The focus areas of the Department of Chemistry in teaching and research are bio-organic and natural product’s chemistry as well as materials chemistry.
The department of Geography and geology was formed in the beginning of the year 2011 by combining the department of Geography and the department of Geology. The section of geography has defined four areas of particular focus for its research and teaching: regional environmental research, research into regional development, urban studies and applied geoinformatics. In the section of Geology the structure and evolution of the lithospehere as well as the reasons behind the processes and their consequences are studied. Education is given on two specialization fields: Geology and Mineralogy; and Quaternary Geology
The education provided by the Department of Mathematics gives a broad overview of mathematics and its applications to teacher training and scientific research. Discrete Mathematics, also Mathematical Modelling and Analysis, have strong research groups.