About the College of Science

The College of Science was established in 1976 and is composed of ten departments within four schools: School of Biological and Environmental Sciences, School of Forensic and Criminal Justice Sciences, School of Mathematics and Applied Informatics, and School of Physical Sciences. While the College of Science Dean’s Office is located in Science Building room 270, the college operates out of several buildings including Science Building, Morrow Library, Smith Hall, and the Forensic Science Center. Some lecture and laboratory classes and faculty offices also are in the Robert C. Byrd Biotechnology Science Center and the Weisberg Applied Engineering Complex.

Mission Statement

Scientific and technologically trained people are essential to our nation’s health and prosperity in a rapidly expanding global economy. Students majoring in baccalaureate degree programs in the College of Science receive a broad education conducive to pursuing a wide range of career options. Course requirements include solid grounding in the student’s chosen area of scientific interest along with studies in humanities and the social sciences. Students receive instruction in a learning environment that encourages competency in written and oral communication skills along with the ability to work in groups. Special emphasis is placed on experiential learning through participation in activities such as undergraduate research and internships. For non-science majors, departments in the College of Science offer a series of courses which focus on enhancing science literacy through instruction in integrated science and practical applications of mathematics.

What the College of Science Offers

Our college is committed to offering an enriching academic experience through our dedicated faculty, cutting edge curriculum, and affordable tuition. Our outstanding faculty includes award-winning professors and accomplished scholars devoted to academic excellence. Among thousands of our esteemed graduates are leaders in medicine, business, research, public service, and academia. We provide the very best learning and laboratory facilities, and we focus on providing students with career choice information and academic advising to ensure each student graduates with their degree in four years. Whether you’re an incoming freshman or pursuing a doctoral degree, the College of Science can help you find success in all you do.


COS Dean’s Office Staff


Brian Morgan
Interim Dean & Professor
Location: S 270
Telephone: 304-696-6469
E-mail: brian.morgan@marshall.edu
Contact Brian Morgan for:
  • Fundraising
  • College policies
  • Personnel-related matters
Brian Antonsen
Interim Associate Dean & Associate Professor
Location: S 270
Telephone: 304-696-6496
E-mail: antonsenb@marshall.edu
Contact Brian Antonsen for:
  • Scholarships
  • Registration issues, including course overloads
  • Grade appeals
  • Questions about pre-professional healthcare majors
Wanda Dyke
Business Manager
Location: S 270
Telephone: 304-696-4672
E-mail: dyke@marshall.edu
Contact Wanda Dyke for:
  • Travel
  • College budget
  • Graduate assistants
Stephanie Blankenship
Office Administrator
Location: S 270
Telephone: 304-696-2371
E-mail: blankenships@marshall.edu
Contact Stephanie Blankenship for:
  • Changing academic major
  • Meeting scheduling for Dean's Office
  • Graduation applications
  • Lost and found

Student Services

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Sara Simpson
Program Manager & Academic Advisor
Location: S 213
Telephone: 304-696-3475
E-mail: sara.simpson@marshall.edu
Contact Sara Simpson for:
  • BS to MD / EA advising
  • Pre-Chiropractic advising
  • Pre-Optometry advising
  • Mathematics advising
  • Statistics advising
Tricia Agnello
Student Services Specialist
Location: S 272
Telephone: 304-696-3476
E-mail: tricia.agnello@marshall.edu
Contact Tricia Agnello for:
  • Biological Sciences advising
  • Pre-Dental advising
  • Pre-Medicine advising
  • Pre-Veterinary advising
  • Pre-Physical Therapy advising
  • Physics advising
Paige Kennedy
Academic Advisor
Location: S 214
Telephone: 304-696-2327
E-mail: paige.kennedy@marshall.edu
Contact Paige Kennedy for:
  • Criminal Justice advising
  • Chemistry advising
  • Pre-Pharmacy advising
Jacob Longoria
Academic Advisor
Location: S 274
Telephone: 304-696-3214
E-mail: jacob.longoria@marshall.edu
Contact Jacob Longoria for:
  • Pre-Biology advising
  • Pre-Science advising
  • Environmental Science advising
  • Geology advising
  • Natural Resources & Recreation Management advising
  • Specialty Agriculture advising
  • Undecided advising

COS IT Center

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James Booth
Instructional Technologist
Location: S 162
Telephone: 304-696-2908
E-mail: james.booth@marshall.edu
Nick Slate
Instructional Technologist
Location: S 162
Telephone: 304-696-3595
E-mail: nick.slate@marshall.edu

Contact the College of Science

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

Seeking academic information? Contact the advisors at the college’s Office of Student Services.

Seeking a career in healthcare? Contact the advisors of the college’s Pre-Professional Healthcare Studies.

Have questions pertaining to a particular department? Contact the appropriate department office.