The John Merck Division of Natural Sciences and Mathematics
Southern Vermont College offers the following degrees, certificate and minor in The John Merck Division of Natural Sciences and Mathematics
Biological Sciences (Bachelor of Science Degree)
A student cannot minor in the same discipline in which they major.
The John Merck Division of Natural Sciences and Mathematics builds on the College’s liberal arts
foundation to produce students that understand and utilize scientific, mathematic, and environmental
literacy. The division prepares majors for professional employment or graduate school. Courses
challenge the students to expand their intellectual curiosity, strengthen their critical‐thinking skills,
sharpen their analytical skills, and apply their scientific understanding ethically.
The John Merck Division of Natural Sciences and Mathematics offers a baccalaureate degree in Biological
Sciences and minors in Biology, Chemistry, Environmental Studies, Exercise Science and Natural Science.
The Division also provides science, environmental, and mathematics courses taken by students to meet
General Core requirements and electives.
Career Opportunities and Graduate Study
The Biological Sciences degree program will prepare students for careers in the biological sciences, give
students the opportunity to pursue graduate degrees in the biological sciences, and provide students with
the preparation necessary to pursue professional programs in the medical sciences. A minor in the
sciences can enhance career opportunities for graduates in any major.
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