2019-2020 University Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]
Misher College of Arts and Sciences
Misher College of Arts and Sciences offers programs of study in the natural sciences, social sciences, and liberal arts, where students may explore the leading edges of evolving disciplines. Undergraduate and graduate programs in the college prepare students to contribute to the advancement of the sciences and arts by applying their knowledge and skills to problems confronting the world. Cross-disciplinary studies allow students to comprehend the interplay of the chemical, biological, and social sciences with the arts and humanities while appreciating the importance of all to the health sciences.
Misher College offers a rigorous curriculum of instruction to its students through close interactions between faculty and students. The college provides support and opportunities to its students through:
- Extensive advising
- Flexible curricula
- Articulation agreements with both internal and external professional schools
- Internships and other experiential learning opportunities
Misher College offers undergraduate majors in biochemistry, biology, biomedical sciences, chemistry, data science, environmental science, humanities and science, medical laboratory science, microbiology, neuroscience, pharmaceutical chemistry, physics, and psychology. These undergraduate programs prepare students for careers, for graduate programs, and for professional schools (e.g., medical, dental, veterinary, law). Opportunities for research foster close collaborations between undergraduates and faculty leading to the development of practical skills. Minor programs for undergraduates are offered by the departments of behavioral and social sciences; biological sciences; chemistry and biochemistry; humanities; and mathematics, physics and statistics.
Pre-med students may elect to major in any of the Misher undergraduate programs.
In addition, Misher College offers the Misher Pre-Professional Studies program to students in their first two years of college. This program helps students prepare to move to degree-granting programs in the sciences or health professions.
The college serves all the University’s undergraduates by providing a broad general education in the sciences and arts, as well as by teaching the problem solving, communication and critical thinking skills necessary to function as educated members of society.
Misher College offers masters programs in biochemistry, bioinformatics, cell biology and biotechnology, chemistry, health psychology, health policy, pharmacognosy, and physics, and PhD programs in biochemistry, cancer biology, cell and molecular biology, chemistry and pharmacognosy. Certificates in biotechnology and in brewing science are also offered. The faculty engages in research and scholarship at the forefront of their disciplines. Working closely with faculty in these research endeavors, graduate students produce a wide range of work to benefit society.
Undergraduate Residency Policy
In order to earn a degree from Misher College of Arts and Sciences, an undergraduate student must complete thirty (30) in-residence credits at a University campus. Fifteen (15) of the thirty in-residence credits must be at the 300 level or higher. In-residence credits are defined as credits for courses offered by the University for which a student receives credit and a grade that can contribute to the student’s calculated grade point average.