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 these evolving disciplines. Undergraduate and graduate programs in the college prepare students to contribute to the advancement of the sciences and arts and to apply their expertise to problems confronting the larger world. Cross-disciplinary studies allow students to comprehend the interplay of the chemical, biological, and social sciences with the arts and humanities and to appreciate the importance of all to the health sciences.
Misher College offers a rigorous curriculum of instruction to its students through close interactions between students and faculty. In addition, the college provides support and opportunities to its students through Destination: Success™. The four hallmarks of Destination: Success are:
- Extensive advising
- Flexible curricula
- Articulation agreements with professional schools
- Internships and other experiential learning opportunities
Misher College offers undergraduate majors in biochemistry, biology, biomedical sciences, chemistry, environmental science, humanities and science, medical laboratory science, microbiology, pharmaceutical chemistry, physics, and psychology. These undergraduate programs prepare students for careers and advanced study and also ready them for professional schools (e.g., medical, dental, veterinary, law). Opportunities for research foster close collaborations between undergraduates and faculty and lead 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.
Students majoring in biochemistry, biology, chemistry, environmental science, medical laboratory sciences, microbiology, or pharmaceutical chemistry can also pursue a course of study integrating a program in forensic science.
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 and by teaching those skills in communication and critical thinking necessary to function as educated members of society.
Misher College offers masters programs in biochemistry, bioinformatics, cell biology and biotechnology, chemistry, health psychology and pharmacognosy, 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 wide-ranging work of benefit to 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.