College of Integrated Science and Technology

Academic Units

Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders
Dr. Charles M. Runyan, Interim Head

Department of Computer Science
Dr. Sharon J. Simmons, Head

Department of Health Sciences
Dr. Paula Maxwell, Interim Head

Department of Integrated Science and Technology
Dr. Eric H. Maslin, Head

Department of Kinesiology
Dr. Christopher J. Womack, Interim Head

Department of Nursing
Dr. Merle E. Mast, Head

Department of Psychology
Dr. Michael Stoloff, Head

Department of Social Work
Prof. R. Ann Myers, Head

Mission
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:

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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
Athletic Training
Biotechnology
Communication Sciences and Disorders
Computer Science
Dietetics
Exercise Science
Geographic Science
Health Assessment and Promotion
Health Sciences
Health Services Administration
Health Studies
Information Analysis
Integrated Science and Technology
Physical and Health Education Teacher Education
Kinesiology
Nursing
Occupational Studies
Psychology
Public Health Education
Social Work

Minors
Chronic Illness
Coaching Education
Communication Sciences and Disorders
Computer Science
Environmental Information Systems
Environmental Management
Environmental Science
Environmental Studies
Family Studies
Geography
Gerontology
Human Science
Integrated Science and Technology
Materials Science
Nonprofit Studies
Science, Technology and Society
Sport Communication
Substance Abuse Prevention
Telecommunications
Urban and Regional Studies

Cross Disciplinary 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 cross disciplinary in nature, reflecting our commitment and supporting the mission of the college. A listing of CISAT centers, outreach programs and partnerships may be found on the CISAT Web site at http://www.jmu.edu/cisat/.

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