College of Science

Welcome to Marshall University’s College of Science

The Third Avenue facade of Marshall University’s Science Building in Huntington, WV is adorned with tributes to influential scientists – all framing the phrase, “Science is Truth, Truth is Beauty.”

Science, at its core, is the collaborative search for truth. The process – making observations, asking a question, performing research, formulating a hypothesis, developing an experiment, collecting data, analyzing results, and reporting conclusions – is more than just a method. It’s critical thinking. It’s identifying problems and problem solving.

The process is collaborative by its nature. New perspectives bring in different experiences and additional expertise, improving each step of the process. Cultivating consensus coalesces confidence. Each answer discovered spurs new questions.

Science is the process of discovery that seeks to explain the truth of the world in which we live, and better understanding this truth amplifies the beauty of our world.

Science is Truth, Truth is Beauty quote on Science Building facade at night

What We Offer

We are committed to offering an enriching academic experience through our dedicated faculty, cutting edge curriculum, and affordable tuition. Our faculty includes award-winners and accomplished scholars.

Academic Programs

Students in the College of Science (COS) have a variety of options when it comes to choosing a degree program. Each degree at Marshall University starts with the core curriculum, a series of courses designed to foster critical thinking skills and introduce students to the basic domains of thinking in the disciplines. From there, students will have a foundation from which to explore there chosen field. Each curriculum is  from the respective fields, pairing modern approaches and standards with proven teaching methods.


Student Experience

Students in the College of Science have many options when it comes to finding help and discovering ways to make their mark. We invite you to learn about the resources available to help get you to graduation and the opportunities along the way.

Cost of Attendance & Financial Assistance

The Office of Student Financial Assistance is committed to assisting you in planning for and meeting your educational costs. Marshall University is already one of the most affordable universities in America; students in the College of Science also have many scholarships available at the college and departmental levels to help defray the cost of their education.

Of Undergraduate Students Received
Some Form of Financial Aid
In Total Financial Aid Awarded
One of the most affordable universities in America
Marshall was named one of the top 100 most affordable universities in America by Best Value Schools.
Awarded in Federal Grants
In Institutional Scholarships and Grants Awarded



Contact the College of Science

Have a question about the College of Science? You can reach us at or 304-696-2372.

Prospective and current students seeking academic information may wish to contact the advisors at the college’s Office of Student Services.

If you have questions pertaining to a particular department within the college, you may wish to contact the appropriate department office.

Give to the College of Science
Marshall University is an institutional member of the Council on Undergraduate Research