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.



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
Administrative Secretary Sr.
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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Rebekah Agee
Academic Advisor
Location: S 274
Telephone: 304-696-2327
E-mail: rebekah.agee@marshall.edu
Contact Rebekah Agee for:
  • Biological Sciences advising
  • Chemistry advising (except Biochemistry & Forensic Chemistry)
  • Pre-Biological Sciences advising
  • Pre-Dentistry advising
  • Pre-Pharmacy advising
  • Pre-Science Major advising
  • Pre-Veterinary Medicine advising
  • Undecided advising
Cindy Cole
Academic Advisor
Location: S 270
Telephone: 304-696-3476
E-mail: cindy.cole@marshall.edu
Contact Cindy Cole for:
  • Biochemistry advising
  • Environmental Science advising
  • Forensic Chemistry advising
  • Geology advising
  • Graduate student advising
  • Mathematics advising
  • Natural Resource & Recreation Management advising
  • Physics advising
  • Specialty Agriculture advising
  • Statistics advising
  • Student Athlete advising
Justin Fleming
Academic Advisor
Location: S 214
Telephone: 304-696-6672
E-mail: justin.fleming@marshall.edu
Contact Justin Fleming for:
  • Computer & Information Technology advising
  • Criminal Justice & Criminology advising
  • Cyber Forensics & Security advising
Sara Simpson
Academic Advisor
Location: S 213
Telephone: 304-696-3475
E-mail: sara.simpson@marshall.edu
Contact Sara Simpson for:
  • BS to MD advising
  • Pre-Chiropractic advising
  • Pre-Medicine advising
  • Pre-Optometry advising
  • Pre-Physical Therapy advising
  • Pre-Physician Assistant 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.