Basic Science and its relevance to the real world
Most of our programs allow you to pursue a specialization – a collection of courses emphasizing an application area of a discipline, each oriented towards an important and relevant real-world theme.
Programs with specializations also offer a broad comprehensive specialization in each, where students choose electives in consultation with their professors and academic advisor.
Interdisciplinarity as a core element of all Science programs
From finding a cure for cancer to developing new ways to produce and conserve energy, many of society’s most important and difficult technological problems require knowledge of more than one traditional discipline. This philosophy is embedded in all Science programs, from the multidisciplinary first-year program of study to the integration of courses from several disciplines within our major programs. Our Forensic Science program is perhaps the foremost example, which integrates courses in biology and chemistry with courses related to law and crime scene science.