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 sciences including biotechnology companies, environmental industries, or the government. Students are prepared to pursue graduate degrees in the biological sciences and related disciplines, professional programs in the medical fields including physician’s assistant, and physical and occupational therapy or athletic training. A minor in the sciences can enhance career opportunities for graduates in any major by producing students with a demonstrated scientific literacy, laboratory techniques, and problem-solving skills.
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