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The John Merck Division of Natural Sciences and Mathematics

The John Merck Division of Natural Sciences and Mathematics

Southern Vermont College offers the following degrees, certificate and minor in The John Merck Division of Natural Sciences and Mathematics

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A student cannot minor in the same discipline in which they major.

Mission Statement

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

The Curriculum

The John Merck Division of Natural Sciences and Mathematics offers a baccalaureate degree in Biological Sciences and minors in Biology, Chemistry, Environmental Studies, Exercise Science, and Natural Sciences. The John Merck Division of Natural Sciences and Mathematics also provides science, environmental, mathematics, and information technology courses taken by students to meet General Core requirements and electives.

Career Opportunities and Graduate Study

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 provide students with the preparation necessary to pursue professional programs in the medical sciences. A minor in the sciences can enhance career opportunities for graduates in any major.

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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