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Sciences

The science curriculum provides a rich environment for developing the powers of insight and creativity, as well as many transferable skills. Students in the sciences are offered pathways that can lead to rewarding post-baccalaureate professional and academic opportunities.

Science is continually changing, and students will learn foundational concepts of science fields, while practicing the critical thinking and research skills necessary for them to continue to adapt and learn long after they graduate. The majors in the sciences are designed to lead students through courses that build on the knowledge gained in previous classes, and emphasize close interaction with faculty and other students. Students in both majors begin their journey with a core set of foundational and introductory courses taken in common. By the second year, students will begin to focus more time on intermediate and advanced courses that are specifically designed to lead them to the culmination of the major they have chosen, even though some courses will be taken in common.

All science students finish with senior capstone work (seminar or project), which may involve independent scientific research, and which requires formal presentations both orally and in writing.

 

Majors in the Sciences

All majors in the sciences lead to the Bachelor of Science degree.

Biomedical Science // Environmental Science

 

Special Topics in the Sciences

Special Topics courses offered by the Sciences division over the last two years:

SCI 101 Foundational Topics in Sciences: From Atoms to Pharmaceuticals Ethics

SCI 101 Foundational Topics in Sciences: From Atoms to Rational Drug Design

SCI 270 Special Topics in Sciences: Applications of Geographic Information Systems

SCI 270 Special Topics in Sciences: Introduction to Programing

SCI 270 Special Topics in Science: Applications of Geographic Information Systems

SCI 370 Special Topics in Sciences: Medicinal Chemistry

SCI 370 Special Topics in Sciences: Climate Change Biology

SCI 370 Special Topics in Sciences: Biological Physics

SCI 370 Special Topics in Sciences: Computational Modeling Simulation in Science

SCI 370 Special Topics: Introduction to Professional Practice in Biomedical Sciences