College of Science and Mathematics - 2015 University Catalog

Dean: Robert S. Prezant, Ph.D.
Associate Dean for Administrative Affairs: Jinan Jaber-Linsalata, Ph.D.
Associate Dean for Academic Affairs: Lynn Schneemeyer, Ph.D.

Programs within the College of Science and Mathematics (CSAM) provide a strong and deep foundation for careers in industry, government, academia, medicine, dentistry and other health professions, as well as for post-baccalaureate studies in graduate or professional schools. Programs leading to teacher certification are available in various fields within science and mathematics.

Under the direction of expert and dedicated faculty mentors, students have access to unusually extensive facilities and state-of-the-art equipment including scanning transmission electron and atomic force microscopes, cell culture laboratories, animal facilities, greenhouses, scintillation counters, Fourier transform nuclear magnetic resonance spectrometers, gas chromatograph/mass spectrometers and X-ray diffraction spectrometers. Undergraduate research programs, including our Science Honors Innovation Program, and externships provide students with numerous opportunities to “do science”.

Since scientific computing has unique requirements, the College supports several of its own Advanced Computing Clusters. Through networking, students in all the College of Science and Mathematics departments have access to national and international computer networks and bulletin boards.  In addition our in-house Career Services Office and Academic Advising Office lends important support to our students as they move through their educational programs and into the post-graduate world.

The New Jersey School of Conservation (SOC), located on 240 acres of state forest in northwestern New Jersey, is a part of CSAM. The SOC is the oldest and largest residential environmental field center operated by a university in the world. Faculty at SOC and on-campus work together on a number of initiatives to use the SOC as an environmental laboratory with research being pursued on lake systems, bear and bobcat populations, and habitat connectivity. CSAM is also home to the Passaic River Institute, the PSEG Institute for Sustainability Studies, the Bristol-Myers Squibb Science Teaching and Learning Center, and is also a member of the New Jersey Sea Grant Consortium with access to marine laboratory facilities in Sandy Hook, NJ.

A number of programs leading to degrees are administered in the College including: Biology, Biochemistry, Chemistry, Computer Science, Geography, Geosciences, Information Technology, Marine Biology and Coastal Science, Mathematics, Molecular Biology, Physics and Science Informatics. In addition, the College houses the L.S. Stokes Alliance for Minority Participations in the Sciences (NSF funded) and the Health Careers Program, both designed to increase educational and career opportunities for the groups currenlty underrepresented in the sciences.

For pre-professional students, there are seven-year programs offered jointly by Montclair State University and the Rutgers School of Medicine, leading to the BS degree at Montclair State and either the Doctor of Medicine or the Doctor of Dental Medicine degree at Rutgers and a D.O.M. at The New York College of Osteopathic Medicine at New York Institute of Technology. CSAM also offers a 7 year combined B.S./Pharm.D. program with the Ernest Mario School of Pharmacy at Rutgers University (New Brunswick) and a new BS/Doctor of Optometry with the SUNY College of Optometry. For more information, including programs leading to careers in Physical Therapy, Osteopathic Medicine and more, visit the Other Programs section of the catalog website.

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