Faculty of Science

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Students participating in the programs in science have great opportunities to enter a wide variety of fields, many of which are career-oriented and involve professional training and internships. For example, a student whose primary interest includes biology can study:

  • Biotechnology
  • Laboratory Medicine
  • Environmental Studies
  • Marine Science

Secondary Education programs leading to the Bachelor of Science degree with a major in:

  • Biological Sciences
  • Chemistry
  • Earth & Space Science
  • Mathematics
  • Physics

are offered jointly with the Faculty of Education.

Students may concentrate and/or prepare for further studies in the areas of:

  • Environmental Studies
  • Medical Technology
  • Physical Therapy
  • Mental Health
  • Pre-Medical School
  • Marine Science
  • Professional Engineering

Students desiring to enter one of these programs should indicate such interest on the application for admission.

 
The Faculty of Science offers the following degree programs
 
Majors
    Biochemistry Environmental Studies
    Biology General Science
    Biotechnology Marine Science
    Chemical Biotechnology Mathematics
    Chemistry Medical Technology
    Computer Science Physical Science
    Computer Security Physics
    Earth & Space Science Psychology
 
Cooperative Professional Degree Programs with other institutions
 
    Engineering Pharmacy
    Medical Technology Podiatry
 
Minors
    Chemistry Mathematics
    Computer Science Applications Psychology
 
Concentrations
    Actuarial Science Pre-Medicine
    Laboratory Medicine Pre-Physical Therapy
    Mental Health Worker  
 
Teacher Certification
    Biology General Science
    Chemistry Mathematics
    Earth and Space Science Physics
 

Some combination of chemistry and biology is valuable in any one of these programs. A major in any one or a combination among biology, chemistry and physics prepares one for medical, dental, optometry or pharmacy school.

The curriculum in Environmental Studies has been designed to meet the needs of students seeking an integrated interdisciplinary background within the tradition of a liberal education. The program is intended to provide students with an opportunity to select courses from various disciplines that will strengthen their understanding of environmental problems. The broad interdisciplinary nature of the program permits students to enroll in courses offered by different academic divisions and by various departments.

Cooperative engineering programs with Penn State University and the University of Pittsburgh permit a student to complete a Bachelor of Science in engineering at one of these institutions in two years, after completing the first three years at East Stroudsburg University. The student is also awarded the Bachelor of Arts degree from East Stroudsburg University with a major in any one or combination among the fields of chemistry, mathematics and physics. Similar arrangements in medical technology, pharmacy, and podiatry are also available.

Courses in computer science prepare students with valuable experience and training for jobs in industry and in management positions. Internships and training programs in psychology at hospitals and industries are useful in jobs related to human relations.