Curriculum

Since its establishment as a separate school of Manhattan College in 1993, the School of Science has maintained its traditional ties with the school of arts while striving to assure the continuation of Manhattan’s tradition of excellence in science education. This tradition is reflected in the success of Manhattan’s science graduates and the position of Manhattan among a select number of colleges which are recognized as important sources of the nation’s professional scientists.

Undergraduate studies in the sciences are most challenging but provide an almost unique opportunity to learn and develop problem-solving and analytical skills while gaining a deeper understanding and appreciation of physical laws and their applications. The choice of a science major is based upon the individual’s interests, educational and career goals, and abilities. Majors may be chosen from several areas: biology, biochemistry, chemistry, computer science, mathematics, physics. Elective components of the major curricula provide the opportunity to explore other areas of interest, enhance knowledge in a specialized area of the major, or to construct minor sequences in other disciplines. 

Minors may be earned in all of the departments of the School of Science. At Manhattan, our science curricula contain a strong core component in the arts to provide a foundation for our graduates to contend with the humanistic and ethical issues they will face after graduation. Once a student is admitted to Manhattan College, all major, minor, and core courses must be taken at Manhattan College. Certain non-resident courses, with the approval of the dean and major department chair, may be exceptions to this requirement. Under unusual circumstances, and with the approval of the dean after consultation with the chair of the student’s major department, courses may be taken at another College. 

All science majors at Manhattan College are expected to have completed a research experience/project before graduation.