The John Merck Division of Science 

and Technology

Southern  Vermont College offers the following degrees and minor in The John Merck Division of Science and Technology:

minor: environmental studies

Program of Study Requirements Credits
Environmental Studies
  • Ev200 Environmental Issues
  • Choose one additional course with an Ev designation
  • Choose three additional courses with an Ev designation or an Ns designation from the list below:
  • Ns200 Ecology
  • Ns215 Animal Behavior
  • Ns265 Botany
  • Ns240 Medical Microbiology
  • Ns290 Cellular Biology
  • Ns300 Genetics
  • Ns310 Immunology
  • Ns315 Wildlife Biology
  • Ns320 Biochemistry
  • Ns340 Molecular Biology
  • Ns450 Comparative Zoology
  • Ns410 Parasitology
  • Ns420 Mycology
  • Ns102 Introduction to Biology

Students may not use an Ns course to fulfill the Ns General Core requirement or an Environmental Studies Minor requirement.


Mission Statement

The John Merck Division of Science and Technology focuses on shaping all students to value scientific, mathematic, environmental and technological literacy, preparing them through active learning for engagement in the community and global society as responsible citizens. 

The Curriculum

The John Merck Division of Science and Technology offers a baccalaureate degree in Biological Sciences, Healthcare Management and Advocacy, and Radiologic Sciences, and a minor in Environmental Studies. The John Merck Division of Science and Technology also provides science, environmental, mathematics, and information technology courses taken by students to meet General Core requirements and electives.

Career Opportunities and Graduate Study

Opportunities for graduates of the Radiologic Sciences program are plentiful and diverse. Radiologic technologists have many employment choices and a variety of career and educational options including completion of a bachelor degree and specialization in the field. A minor in Environmental Studies can enhance career opportunities for graduates in any major. 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 to provide students with the preparation necessary to pursue professional programs in the medical sciences.

A collaborative agreement with Southern Vermont College and Sage Graduate School in Troy, New York, was established, through which SVC students may complete an Occupational Therapy master's degree in as little as one year after the completion of a baccalaureate degree at SVC. Occupational therapists work with people experiencing health problems to assist them in regaining, developing, and building skills essential for independent living, maintaining health, and creating a personal sense of well-being. For additional information on transfer/articulation agreements, click here.

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