Science Research Center
The undergraduate and the graduate student, the science major, and the student fulfilling a science requirement quickly discover there is something special about the teaching and learning that takes place within the Cleveland State University College of Sciences and Health Professions.
Our engaged learning approach blends world-class instruction with real-world experiences through internships, service learning, experiential learning, and research opportunities.
Our students participate actively in the process of scientific inquiry and its applications under the direction of accomplished faculty members, each a researcher or scholar nationally renowned in his or her field.
Learning moves beyond the classroom to Cleveland-area health care facilities, schools, and community centers, where students gather new knowledge, test theories, and apply what they have learned for the benefit of others.
That is what makes the College of Sciences and Health Professions more than just a college – and why, as a major scientific research center and an active community collaborator, COSHP continues to attract the very finest educators and students.
College of Sciences and Health Professions Highlights
- Founded as the College of Science, a new college in 2004, under founding Dean Dr. Mary Jane Saunders
- Offers 45 undergraduate degree programs of study, including honors tracks and areas of specialization.
- Offers to 18 masters degree programs of study, including some unique areas of specialization.
- Offers doctoral degree programs in Regulatory Biology and Clinical-Bioanalytical Chemistry. Within each doctoral program, students can elect to specialize in Molecular Medicine, or students in the Chemistry program may choose to specialize in Clinical Chemistry.
- Faculty members have received competitive grants for their innovative research from the National Science Foundation, the National Institutes of Health, and the American Heart Association, Department of Energy, NASA and others. College of Sciences and Health Professions research has also yielded a number of patents.
- Faculty members include: a Fulbright scholar, a faculty member receiving national teaching awards from the Carnegie Foundation and the American Statistical Society, two mathematics faculty members receiving the prestigious international Ford Prize (the only state university in the US to have multiple winners), nationally acclaimed textbooks and research books written by faculty in biology, chemistry, physics, mathematics, statistics, health sciences, and psychology.
- Offers engaged learning experiences including: inquiry based labs in chemistry and physics; health science programs with unique curriculum including gross anatomy laboratory and neuroscience; and speech and hearing programs featuring a functioning hearing clinic, in which students obtain practical experience working with patients. Students are also engaged through the honors program, the opportunity to present at scientific conferences, and co-op and internships opportunities with organizations such as NASA, the Cleveland Clinic Foundation, the Cuyahoga Valley National Park, the Center for Disease Control, the Ohio Environmental Protection Agency, Lubrizol, Sherwin Williams and more.
- Provides excellent undergraduate preparation for nationally and internationally recognized graduate programs. Graduates of the Occupational Therapy, Physical Therapy, Speech and Hearing, and School Psychology programs have an overall pass rate of nearly 100% on licensure examinations.
- On July 1, 2010, the College of Science was renamed the College of Sciences and Health Professions, and the Department of Health Sciences, within the College, was established as the School of Health Sciences. The change allowed for better marketing and promotion of the College's numerous health programs.