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About the College

Watch the news, read the papers, overhear the stories, browse the web and you will see the global dilemma. There’s an undeniable need for well-prepared scientists, mathematicians, and science and math educators in the world today. The College serves the University, the State and the Nation providing students academically rigorous programs to prepare individuals to take on this responsibility. We offer a wide breadth of disciplinary and interdisciplinary baccalaureate, certificate, master’s and doctoral degrees. Discovery-based courses and numerous research opportunities encourage all students to be excited about, and successful, learning science and math.

Highly skilled faculty with internationally recognized credentials and research depth are actively engaged in discovery, teaching and learning. These student-oriented professionals are committed to the highest standards of education in the classroom, the laboratory and the field. They provide the base for a rich social environment engaging students in scientific depth and educational breadth. Students are encouraged to discover new knowledge and evaluate their existing knowledge critically and rigorously.

Centers and institutes in the College support research and education in the specialized 21st Century science and math disciplines. The reach of the College of Science and Mathematics extends beyond the campus. The College continuously builds and expands strong connections with relevant industries and surrounding K-12 schools. We share programs and research expertise through regional, national and international collaborations with academic, state and national labs and industries.

We create evolving programs that cross disciplines and respond to regional, national and global needs. The College amasses a broad offering of excellent undergraduate and graduate programs in the sciences. These programs are coupled with unique and in-demand transdisciplinary programs that address societal needs. Offerings include:

Research in the College is a key component of a student’s experience. Our research is global with opportunities in Panama, Antarctica, Thailand, China and Ecuador. CSAM faculty and students publish in top tier journals and are well funded through support from:

NASA LogoNASA National Institutes of HealthNIH NJ Department of Enironmental ProtectionNJ DEP National Science FoundationNSF Sea GrantSea Grant US Department of EducationUS Dept of Education US Environmental Protection AgencyUS EPA Bristol Myers Squibb logoBristol Myers Squibb NovartisNovartis PSEGPSEG RocheRoche Pharmaceuticals

CSAM offers an array of activities and non-curricular programs for our students and alumni. Distinguished speakers present on diverse topics with previous lecturers like neuropsychologist Oliver Sacks and string theorist Brian Green. Seminars are hosted in all departments, welcoming internal and external presenters whose work and specializations cover countless topics.

The College also offers a Science Professional Series, helping students learn how to stand out in their respective job markets. Industry professionals discuss what they, and their companies, look for when hiring and what skills to focus on. An annual Student Research Symposium provides all CSAM students an opportunity to showcase their research and improve their presentation skills. The symposium is offered in coordination with the scientific honors society Sigma Xi.

Creating and sharing novel science pedagogy is prominent in centers like the Bristol-Myers Squibb Science Teaching and Learning Center. Community links with cutting-edge research in various areas including the:

CSAM majors have guaranteed housing on a Residence Hall floor in Einstein Hall allowing like-minded students to be together. We believe in building a community around our passion and pursuits in science an math. Programs like the NSF funded AMPS (Alliance for Minority Participation in the Sciences) bring students with similar backgrounds together.

As you can see, there’s a multitude of academic, research and collaborative opportunities throughout our four building footprint on campus. As we continue to progress, it’s a perfect time to get involved in science and math at Montclair State University!