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College of Integrated Science and Technology

Dr. Sharon E. Lovell, Interim Dean
Dr. Rhonda M. Zingraff, Associate Dean

Phone: (540) 568-2705
Location: ISAT/CS Building, Room 3222
MSC: 4101
Web site: http://www.jmu.edu/cisat/

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Academic Units
Mission
Goals
Majors and Programs
Interdisciplinary Programs, Outreach Programs, Partnerships and Academic Centers

Academic Units
Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders
Department of Computer Science
Department of Health Sciences
Department of Integrated Science and Technology
Department of Kinesiology
Department of Nursing
Department of Psychology
Department of Social Work

The College of Integrated Science and Technology encompasses programs of professional education whose common denominator is the use of science and technology to enhance the quality of life in the modern world.

Over the past several decades, remarkable developments have occurred in science and technology, altering our lives and our society. Continued development of human civilization, as well as of the quality of life in American society, depend on the integration of scientific knowledge, on technical capabilities, on the application of ethical principles, and on an understanding and appreciation of cultural commonalities and differences. Consequently, there is a need for individuals who understand the importance of discipline specialization, as well as cross-disciplinary connections, and also the integration of knowledge for practical application. These individuals must have the flexibility to be able to operate in an environment of uncertainty and complexity, the drive to seize such opportunities as may arise, and the vision and creativity to create new opportunities as needed. Our faculty is dedicated to producing graduates with a scientific knowledge base and a matching set of interpersonal, organizational and technical skills. To this end the faculty not only educates our students, but also serves as a source of inspiration and as role models.

The college places importance on carrying out its role within the community of Academic Affairs, working collaboratively with other colleges, and working in support of division-wide programs and priorities.

Mission Statement
The primary mission of the college is to educate students in the areas of the applied sciences, health, technology and human services, as well as to prepare them to enter professions or to undertake advanced study.

Goals
The goals of the College of Integrated Science and Technology are:

Majors and Programs
Students may select from a variety of majors, minors, programs, concentrations and tracks that are available through the eight undergraduate departments in the College of Integrated Science and Technology. Programs offered include the following:

Majors and Programs

Minors

Interdisciplinary Programs, Outreach Programs, Partnerships and Academic Centers
The College of Integrated Science and Technology places a high value on partnerships with the community. These partnerships and our outreach programs are integral to our academic programs and assist us in meeting our responsibility to participate in efforts to enhance the well being of our community. We value the impact of experiential activities on the enrichment of student learning. Many of the programs within the college are interdisciplinary in nature, reflecting our commitment and supporting the mission of the college. Further details about these interdisciplinary programs are provided in the "Interdisciplinary Programs" section of the catalog. A listing of our centers, outreach programs and partnerships may be found on the CISAT Web site.

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