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nolanThe School of Natural Sciences and Mathematics offers students opportunities to learn and grow as scientists, scholars, and citizens. You will find students in our school with a series of diverse, but related majors ranging from conceptual and theoretical fields to basic sciences. Students interested in pre-professional training, science education, and careers in traditional areas of science can be found in our classes as can students from every department on campus.

The goals of Shepherd University frame the courses and research within our school. We embrace the five core values of learning, engagement, integrity, accessibility and community. In doing so we help prepare students to take their place in the world, not just as scientists and mathematicians, but as future leaders who possess a strong foundation in the liberal arts.

The School of Natural Sciences and Mathematics is home to four academic departments. In addition to students selecting majors in the School, other Shepherd students will complete courses in the School as part of the General Studies Curriculum. Our faculty works closely with majors and non-majors alike to foster their academic and creative growth in an effort to help prepare them for the ever changing and complex world of the 21st century.

From undergraduate student-faculty research to off-site researchers, internships, and seminar discussions, our programs are rooted in active learning. The variety of research and collaborative efforts of the faculty is a testament to their dedication and motivation. Please take the time to explore all that the School of Natural Sciences and Mathematics has to offer.

Yours truly,

Colleen J. Nolan, Ph.D.
Dean and Professor of Biology