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Integrated Science and Technology Program

Dr. Richard M. Roberds and Dr. Maurice L. Wolla, Program Coordinators

See page 5 for information regarding curricular changes.


Reilly, Roberds, Wilcox, Wolla

Associate Professors

O. Christoph, Gabriel, Lawrence, Schmaltz, Van Dyke

Assistant Professor



M. Carrier

Visiting Professor


The integrated science and technology program offers the Bachelor of Science degree. This program will engage the student in the sciences, analytical methods, mathematics and problem solving in a non-intimidating interdisciplinary way. The classes combine theory with practice through oral and written presentations, collaborative problem solving and hands-on computer projects. The program includes laboratory investigation, independent projects, cooperative learning groups and off-campus experiences as well as class discussions.

Freshman-Sophomore Sequence

Issues in Science and Technology

These courses interweave real-world problems with problem-solving techniques that focus on issues of current interest.


Examines the ethical, social, economic, environmental, philosophic and historical context of science and technology and explores the complex ways these concerns are interwoven with contemporary society.

Analytical Methods

Provides the tools and techniques to describe and to understand issues in contemporary science and technology.

Junior-Senior Sequence

Strategic Sectors in
Science and Technology

These courses provide access to a broad spectrum of issues the graduate will need to understand. This sequence engages the student with the dynamics of interdisciplinary activities by placing them in context-driven sectors in which analytical methods are meaningfully applied. The sectors focus on the interrelationships between scientific disciplines and commercial developments, business concepts, government regulations, cultural factors and a number of other elements that are part of the context and complexity of issues. Strategic sectors include energy, environment, knowledge management, engineering/manufacturing, instrumentation/measurement and biotechnology.

Senior Thesis

This is the capstone of the senior year. Working as part of a team of students and interdisciplinary faculty, seniors will propose, manage, develop, analyze and report on a project that addresses some issue of compelling interest for contemporary society.

Degree Requirements

While completing the integrated science and technology courses the student will also pursue the university's liberal studies curriculum which is required of all students and is a cornerstone of the education received by every student.

Issues in Science and Technology I-IV                 16
Connections I-IV                                       4
Analytical Methods I-IV                               16
Senior Thesis                                          6
Strategic Sectors/Concentration                       45
Liberal studies courses                               33
NOTE: Some courses are under development.

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