Academic Departments

Biology

A recent survey of graduates for the past five years showed:

  • 91% of grads successful finding a biology-related job.
  • 93% of those who applied to graduate school were accepted.
  • 86% of those who applied to professional schools (medical, vet, dentistry, med tech, etc.) were accepted.

We have an active student/faculty research program involving nationally recognized researchers in all major areas of biology.

An extensive summer program at the Marine Science Consortium, Wallops Island, VA offers additional opportunities for study in ecology and marine biology.

Graduates of our allied health programs receive BS degrees in Biology as well as outstanding clinical training in health care, and are in high demand by hospitals and other care facilities.

The Respiratory Therapy Program is one of the best in the nation. Over the 18-year life of the program all but one student passed the national certification exam on first attempt (national average is 38%).

Many of our students take advantage of co-op experiences in industry, government, and education to expand their training beyond the laboratory and classroom.

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Chemistry

American Chemical Society (ACS) accredited chemistry program.

Averages 16 graduates a year with about one-half going to graduate school at universities like Syracuse, University of Massachusetts, Texas A&M, Penn State, University of Arizona, Brown, Virginia, University of Pennsylvania, Duke, Michigan State, and Princeton.

All graduates complete a research project.

ACS student chapter regularly receives national recognition for its active program.

All classes and labs are taught by the faculty not laboratory assistants.

The average introductory chemistry class size is 72 with 24 students in recitation and lab sections.

Students receive extensive hands-on experience with a wide variety of chemical instrumentation.

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Computer Science

  • The BS degree in Computer Science is accredited by the Computing Accreditation Commission of ABET, 111 Market Place, Suite 1050, Baltimore, MD 21202-4012 - Telephone (410) 347-7700.
  • About 200 majors.
  • Cooperative experiences available.
  • Has eight full-time faculty, who are highly motivated teachers, and one full-time technician who maintains the department's extensive computer network.
  • Graduates accept positions with top companies and go to top graduate schools.
  • Faculty frequently receive National Science Foundation and other grants.
  • Student/faculty research is an important option.

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Earth Sciences

Offers majors in geology, meteorology, oceanography, general earth science, and earth science education.

A major in any area of the earth sciences is a good choice for students interested in environmental issues.

Meteorology program with a national reputation has just occupied its new 7,000 sq. ft. facility including the DeSouza Weather Station and has added a fourth faculty member.

Graduates in geology, oceanography, and meteorology are employed successfully all over the U.S. in positions in industry, government, and academics.

Visit a student/faculty research site with information on the Meteorology Mobile Research Unit and the NorthEast Corridor Oxidant and Particle Study.

Visit the Ocean Sciences & Coastal Studies home page for information on Millersville's connection with the Marine Science Consortium site at Wallops Island, VA.

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Mathematics

Specializing in mathematics education, actuarial science, statistics, and pure and applied mathematics.

96% of math education majors pass the nationally normed Praxis exam on the first try. Co-ops, internships, independent study, and senior honors theses available.

Department offers special freshman seminar for mathematics majors.

Mathematics Assistance Center, staffed daily by students, offers drop-in tutoring for introductory mathematics courses.

Faculty are committed teachers and recognized scholars in their discipline. The department's faculty have expertise covering a wide range of areas in pure and applied mathematics, statistics, and mathematics education.

Placement of graduates is outstanding in math education, professional employment, and graduate school in statistics and pure and applied mathematics.

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Nursing

  • Offers bachelor's and master's degree programs in nursing. All programs are fully accredited by the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing Inc. (ACEN).
  • Master's of Science in Nursing programs include Family/Individual Across the Lifespan Nurse Practitioner and Nursing Education.
  • Ample clinical exposure in area hospitals and primary care facilities.
  • Graduates and their employers register high level of satisfaction with the program.
  • BSN Students present at Evidence-Based Showcase held at two area hospitals.
  • Sigma Theta Tau International, Xi Chi-at-large-Chapter, the Honor Society of Nursing.

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Physics

The Physics Department has produced more physics graduates in the past ten years than any other State System of Higher Education university. It is recognized nationally for the number and quality of physics majors graduated.

Physics graduates averaged in the 70 th percentile on the national Major Field Achievement test in physics (50th percentile is the average score).

Physics's best students go on to graduate studies at schools like Brown, Princeton, MIT, Harvard, University of Pennsylvania, etc.

Physics opportunities:

  • Take a co-op experience in industry.
  • Develop your communication skills in a senior seminar with your peers where you research, present, and discuss current physics topics.
  • Participate in the capstone research experience with a faculty mentor.

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