Science & Mathematics



The Department of Science and Mathematics houses a wide variety of programs. In addition to the majors and minors listed in the catalog or on the degrees page, many students choose to follow a pre-professional track. They major in biology and/or chemistry while preparing for careers in medicine, pharmacy, dentistry, veterinary medicine, physicians' assistant, optometry, physical therapy, psychiatry, medical technology, or radiology.

After graduation, a wide variety of employment opportunities exist. In addition to teaching, our graduates are employed as nurses, pharmacists, or lab technicians. They are employed at such places as the Division of Natural Resources, the Division of Environmental Protection, and the State Police Forensics Lab. Other students have gone on to graduate school to pursue advanced degrees.

While here, our students have the opportunity to participate in our student clubs and organizations, including Chi Beta Phi, the Science and Math Honorary, the Student Affiliates of the American Chemical Society, and Pioneers in Nursing. Students have worked on community service events, helped host a national meeting of Chi Beta Phi, and traveled as far away as California to make presentations at national meetings of the American Chemical Society. A wide variety of extra-curricular activities are available for student participation.


For additional information about the Department of Science and Mathematics, its programs, faculty, and organizations contact:

Dr. David O'Dell 
Professor of Chemistry, Science and Mathematics Department
402B Science Hall 
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