School of Science Academic Departments

To learn more about each of the academic departments within the School of Science, including majors and minors, faculty, learning outcomes, program requirements, admission criteria, and facilities, please visit the respective websites listed below.

Athletic Training

The Athletic Training Education Program at Marist College received its initial accreditation from the Commission on Accreditation of Athletic Training Education Programs (CAATE) in 2004 and received its 10 year re-accreditation in 2009. Students will be eligible upon graduation to take the Board of Certification examination.


There are three curricular choices for students interested in biology. The Biology major offers a general curriculum for those who may be unsure of their future career path. The Biology Education major prepares students to be high school life science teachers. The Biomedical Sciences major is designed for students interested in medical and other health professional schools.

Chemistry, Biochemistry, and Physics

Marist offers degrees in Chemistry and Biochemistry, but not in Physics. We offer Physics courses in support of students majoring in other disciplines. On our site you'll find more information about our degree programs, the chemistry minor, and preparation for graduate school, medical school or other schools of the health professions.

Environmental Science and Policy

Our location on the banks of the Hudson River provides ample opportunity for aquatic research and for use as a field site for class use. Marist is only thirty minutes from the Institute of Ecosystem Studies in Millbrook, New York, where two dozen scientists carry out cutting edge ecological research. Students also have the opportunity to learn sophisticated laboratory instrumentation that is often available only to graduate students.

Medical Laboratory Sciences

The Medical Technology Program at Marist is accredited by the National Accrediting Agency for Clinical Laboratory Sciences (NAACLS). Graduates are eligible for national certification as well as New York State licensure. The program offers a cooperative effort between the college and local clinical laboratories to provide a four-year curriculum leading to a Bachelor of Science Degree with a major in Medical Technology.

Physician Assistant Studies

The Physician Assistant Program has received Accreditation-Provisional by the Accreditation Review Commission on Education for the Physician Assistant, Inc. (ARC-PA). Graduates of the program will be eligible to sit for the national examination (PANCE) and apply for state licensure. This two-year program (one year of classroom and the second for clinical) offers a Masters Degree.

Physical Therapy

The Doctor of Physical Therapy Program is a full-time, 36 -month, 115-credit program designed to prepare students for successful careers in physical therapy. Marist is seeking accreditation of a new physical therapist education program from the Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education (CAPTE). On June 1, 2017, the program submitted an Application for Candidacy, which is the formal application required in the pre-accreditation stage.


Majors, Minors, and Certificates offered by the School of Science

Athletic Training Major
Biochemistry Major
Biology Major | Minor
Biology Education Major
Biomedical Sciences Major
Chemistry Major | Minor
Environmental Policy Major | Minor
Environmental Science Major | Minor
Environmental Studies Minor
Medical Technology Major
Physician Assistant Graduate
Physical Therapy Doctoral
N.Y.S. Coaching Certificate
Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) Certificate
Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) Certificate

Special Programs in Health Care

Early Assurance with Tufts University School of Dental Medicine
Joint B.S./D.C to Chiropractic Medicine at NYCC
Joint B.S./D.P.M with New York College of Podiatric Medicine
Priority Admission to Arizona School of Health Sciences Sports Health Care