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
  • Ev102 Natural Resource Conservation
  • Ns102 Introduction to Biology
  • Three or four courses from Environmental Studies, Natural Sciences, or Mathematics with the approval of the Division Chair (8-9 credits)
18-19

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 minors in Information Technology and 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 Information Technology or Environmental Studies can enhance career opportunities for graduates in any major.

In Spring 2005, 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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