The College of Science was established in 1976 and is composed of nine 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 270, the college operates out of several buildings including the Science Building, Morrow Library, Prichard Hall, and Smith Hall. Some lecture and laboratory classes and faculty offices also are in the Robert C. Byrd Biotechnology Science Center and the Weisberg Applied Engineering Complex.
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.
- Department of Criminal Justice & Criminology
- Department of Forensic Sciences
- Master of Science in Forensic Science