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  Feb 25, 2018
 
 
    
2017-2018 Undergraduate Catalog

The School of Science and Engineering


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Dean of the School of Science and Engineering
  Cynthia McGowan, Ph.D.
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Associate Dean of Engineering
   Joel Kuszmaul, Ph.D.  

Mission

We prepare exceptional leaders committed to using their expertise in science, technology, engineering and mathematics to make the world a better place. Student success is achieved through scholarship, robust experiential learning and faculty committed to excellence.

Vision

To be recognized as a distinctive leader in science, technology, engineering and mathematics education.

Core Values
 Respect                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         Integrity
 Intellectual Curiosity
 Service to the Community

Our society is becoming increasingly more complex and technological. Now more than ever before, an understanding of science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) is essential to achieving success in school, career and life. Twenty-first century learning requires more than just an acquisition of content knowledge in STEM; it requires also the development of a core set of skills such as problem solving, creative and critical thinking and analysis, quantitative reasoning, and written and oral communication. These are the foundations of the high quality STEM education that we offer students in the School of Science and Engineering at Merrimack College. Upon leaving the academy, these are the foundations also that will allow our graduates to adapt to inevitable future changes in their careers and personal lives, and to be active and engaged citizens of the global community who make good, well-reasoned decisions about important issues related to public policy, quality of life, health and wellness, and the environment.

The faculty, staff and students of Science and Engineering are talented, creative, and dedicated individuals who are committed to the School’s mission, vision and core values. Each of the eight academic departments that comprise the School of Science and Engineering offers high quality academic programs that provide a strong theoretical basis combined with practical experience in the laboratory, clinic or in the field. Merrimack College’s students learn by thinking and by doing, and our goal is to provide a variety of curricular and co-curricular opportunities that encourage our students to do both.

The School of Science and Engineering offers degree programs through the departments of Biology, Chemistry and Biochemistry, Civil and Mechanical Engineering, Computer Science, Electrical Engineering, Health Sciences, Mathematics, and Physics. Students majoring in Civil Engineering, Computer Engineering, Computer Science, Electrical Engineering, Exercise Science, Health Sciences, Information Technology, Mechanical Engineering, and Nutritional Sciences earn the Bachelor of Science degree. Students majoring in Biology, Biochemistry, Chemistry, and Physics earn either the Bachelor of Science or Bachelor of Arts degree, depending upon the specific curriculum followed. Students majoring in Mathematics earn the Bachelor of Arts degree. For all departments, Bachelor’s degrees may be earned either through a standard four-year undergraduate curriculum or through a five-year cooperative education program. Minor programs open to all Merrimack students are offered through the departments of Biology, Chemistry and Biochemistry, Computer Science, Electrical Engineering, Health Sciences, Mathematics, and Physics.

Degree Requirements: All students enrolled in science and engineering programs must complete the following requirements:

  1. All students must meet the College’s general education requirements.
  2. All students must complete the requirements for their majors as described in the following sections specific for each of the science and engineering departments.

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