Stimulating Educational Opportunities in Research and Practice
Welcome to the School of Science at Marist College. At Marist, we believe our alumni's successes are based on providing them with the skills to solve problems rather than simply recalling an answer. As to quote Carl Sagan "Science is a way of thinking much more than it is a body of knowledge."
Throughout our website, you will find stimulating educational opportunities offered by our diverse and vibrant academic programs, which provide opportunities for students to take courses across the globe and to conduct research in the laboratory as well as the field". These experiences are specifically designed to either place students directly into the workforce or for graduate studies in health, medicine, as well as other scientific fields such as biology, chemistry and environment science. We are committed to enhancing our existing curricula and the development of new programs that will continue to give our future alumni a competitive edge in the global market. So we encourage you to explore our virtual glimpse of the School's academic programs in Athletic Training, Biology, Chemistry, Environmental Science and Medical Technology.
I and the entire School of Science encourage you to come and visit our campus and welcome you to contact us with any questions as we would be happy to discuss your academic future.
James W DuMond Jr., Ph.D.
Dean, School of Science
The School of Science addresses itself primarily to meeting the needs of students majoring in the scientific disciplines. These needs include a sound grasp of theoretical principles and the ability to apply them. A strong emphasis on laboratory experiences and student research is designed to wed theory and practice. Our aim is to prepare students for continuing education at the university level, including programs in the health professions and law, and for entry-level professional positions in the fields for which they have been trained. Consistent with this aim toward professional preparation, science programs stress the broader skills and competencies that form the basis for leadership and management roles in the professions. Consonant with the historical mission of the college, the School also aims to provide students with the content knowledge required for secondary school teacher certification.
More broadly, the School addresses the needs of every student for scientific literacy. This is achieved within the scope of the general education requirement of the Core/Liberal Studies curriculum of the College. Here the focus is on a grasp of the scientific approach to gain knowledge, a critique of this methodology and its limitations in addressing the full range of human problems and aspirations, and the opportunity to confront, use and apply the knowledge content of at least one of the scientific disciplines.
Finally, the School recognizes its place within the broader scientific community where it acknowledges a responsibility for contributing to scientific knowledge consistent with Marist's tradition as a four-year liberal arts college, providing leadership in professional settings, and supporting scientific and educational enterprises in the larger community. Because of the location of Marist College on the Hudson River, these responsibilities take on special meaning when seen in the context of caring for the health and vitality of this extraordinary resource.
Visit the Assessment and Student Learning Outcomes page to learn more about the curriculum goals and objectives for each of our programs.