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The College of St. Scholastica

Learning and applying science

The School of Science at St. Scholastica follows the “getting things done and making things happen” philosophy of education. Driven by engaged learning, deep reflection and curricula that develop 21st-century skills, students gain more than knowledge — they develop the personal ambition and broad perspective that form the foundations for an enriching life and career.

Do any of these things sound appealing?

  • Identifying new bacterial viruses
  • Investigating honey samples for antimicrobial activity
  • Studying the psychological and physical effects of aging in one of the nation’s few undergrad gerontology programs
  • Performing summer research in nanotechnology at the University of Iowa

Students here get a taste of what being a scientist is all about by doing what scientists actually do.

Leading the way in equipment and facilities

Much of this takes place in the newly renovated Science Center. With six new faculty-student undergraduate research labs, seven state-of-the-art chemistry and biochemistry labs and one of the few donor body anatomy labs for undergraduates in the country, students learn in environments that are similar to where they’ll practice as professionals or graduate students.

And many are doing just that, as students from the School of Sciences are accepted into graduate school, medical school and the workplace at high rates.