The College of Sciences offers students a scientific education to meet the needs of the 21st century, allowing them to compete for a variety of careers in an increasingly complex and evolving world.

Dean's Message

Welcome to the College of Sciences. Science and mathematics are tools used to understand the natural and physical world. Aristotle (384-382BC) was the first to articulate the principles of The Scientific Method and he is probably the best-known early scientist, however, the term science predates Aristotle by several centuries. When the early philosophers attempted to explain the rhythm of the seasons, the motion of the sun and the regularity of the tides, they were employing the scientific method of observation, hypothesis, experimentation and refinement of the hypothesis. 

In modern times, we have used science to make great strides in our understanding of human behavior, neuroscience, PTSD and other brain injuries, genetics, nanotechnology, material science, ecosystems, the environment and the universe. We have created new useful materials -- the internet, smart phones, self-driving cars, artificial intelligence, cybernetic prosthetic devices, artificial organs, genetically modified organisms and much more. We are living in a scientific renaissance. 

Points of Pride:

At AUM’s College of Sciences, we have a diverse and dedicated faculty of teacher/scholars. You will take classes with leading researchers, work side-by-side with them making new discoveries and make use of state-of-the-art laboratories and equipment. Grounded in the classic disciplines of biology, chemistry, mathematics, physics and psychology, and supplemented by the modern disciplines of environmental science and computer science, AUM's College of Sciences offers an elite community of teacher/scholars and students. Our curriculum will give you the foundation needed to excel as a scientist and the flexibility to work in modern fields such as computer science, cyber security, environmental science, global information systems, medicine, material science, neuroscience, behavioral science and more. Our Environmental and GIS programs have strong collaborations with state agencies and those relationships provide many opportunities for internships. GIS is a job-ready skill and most graduates find positions right out of school. Our pre-health sciences advisor has a 90 percent placement rate for the students that work with her on professional school applications. We also offer exciting new programs including commercial fermentation, nutrition, GIS and cybersecurity. Our Mathematics and Computer Science department houses a cyber security lab, two computer science labs, a computer animation lab, two mathematics labs and a laboratory for pre-engineering students where students can work on projects in machine learning, robotics, 3-D printing, and mathematical modeling. Additionally, in the fall of 2019, the College of Sciences will be home to AUM’s new Center for Cyber Security. 

Please peruse our website and look over our course offerings. We would love to answer any questions you have and work with you to make your plans a reality. Please contact us if you have any questions.

Dr. Robert M. Granger, II
Dean
College of Sciences