College of Sciences and Health Professions


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Studies in the College of Sciences and Health Professions will prepare individuals to meet challenges throughout their lifetime. The college encompasses a wide spectrum of fields in the sciences, mathematics, and the health professions. By completing course work in a major field of interest, as well as in a variety of other subject areas, students acquire the analytical, communication, and problem-solving skills vital to critical thinking. Furthermore, students are exposed to diverse points of view and academic disciplines. These can help form values and outlooks conducive to a meaningful life, a rewarding career, and learning and intellectual growth in the future.

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Academic Philosophy

In the College of Sciences and Health Professions, degree programs are designed to prepare students thoroughly for careers in a variety of scientific and health related disciplines. Each degree has its own set of required course work in addition to the general education requirements. Students are encouraged to seek advising from both a professional adviser in the College of Sciences and Health Professions Advising Center as well as a faculty adviser within their academic department. First-year students and sophomores are especially encouraged to seek information from advisers in each area in order to assure that degree requirements can be met in a timely manner.

Classroom instruction, laboratory experience, field placements, clinical supervision, and major/career advising duties within the College of Sciences and Health Professions are assumed by more than100 full-time faculty members who comprise the college. Students are assured a high-quality educational experience while working with a distinguished faculty that is interested in, and committed to, helping students achieve their educational and career goals.

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