The School of Sciences aspires to be known regionally for the excellence of its programs in preparing students for professions in the natural, behavioral, and social sciences. The major goal of the School of Sciences is, and shall remain, to fulfill the College's mission of providing excellent educational programs through which our students can be prepared for meaningful work and responsible living. The departments and programs of the School of Sciences contribute to the College's mission on three levels: (i) as contributors of courses and faculty to the General Education Program; (ii) as providers of specialized service courses for other majors, notably those in the health professions; and (iii) as the "home" of various majors and minors. Thus opportunities for enhancing current programs and developing new ones can be envisioned within our individual constituent departments, among departments within this School, and in concert with programs in other Schools.
The departments within the School of Sciences are Biology, Chemistry and Physical Science, Mathematics, and Psychology and Sociology. The School offers nine bachelor's degrees, five minors, and an excellent pre-professional program in medicine and related fields. The School also offers extensive coursework to support the College's health science programs. Together, the School of Arts and Letters and the School of Sciences provide the general education courses for all undergraduate programs at The College of St. Scholastica.
No matter their major, students in the School of Sciences learn to synthesize knowledge from many disciplines. They benefit from St. Scholastica's strong liberal arts foundation and longstanding reputation for excellence in the sciences. School of Sciences professors emphasize one-on-one attention and advisement. Many faculty members serve as mentors in student-faculty research projects. Students are regularly admitted to nationally competitive undergraduate research internships and prestigious graduate and professional programs.
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