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A Newberry College education reaches beyond classroom walls, city limits, pre-conceived notions of higher learning, and definitions of success. A Newberry education is a personal challenge to every student in pursuit of knowledge who possesses the drive to live and learn with purpose. It is a new model for education – a living and learning community that transforms study into action through personal and professional interaction.

The Biology program prepares students for meaningful vocations in the sciences, from the environment, to law enforcement, to research, education and health care. The Biology major is perfect for students looking for a broad understanding of the science of life, and our three concentrations allow students to tailor their study to their career goals and areas of interest. The Biology minor allows majors in other science fields to expand their knowledge, diversify their study and open greater career possibilities.


Major

Biology

 

Concentrations

Environmental Studies

Forensic Biology

Secondary Education

 

Minors

Biology

Environmental Science


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The study of Chemistry at Newberry College offers opportunities for students to learn through experiential and active learning. Graduates will have a strong background in inquiry-based science and critical thinking skills, which prove competitive in the job market and valuable to meaningful vocation.

 

No matter your area of interest, Newberry College offers students the opportunity to match internships with a student's needs and interests, including, opportunities with the State Law Enforcement Dvision (SLED), Savanah River Site, and travelling and networking through the College's nationally-recognized chapter of the American Chemical Society.


Major

Chemistry

 

Concentrations

Biochemistry

Forensic Chemistry

Secondary Education

 

Minor

Chemistry 


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Redesigned and reintroduced into the Newberry College curriculum, the Computer Science major seeks to meet growing demands for skilled I.T. professionals, particularly in South Carolina. The computer science track is a more science-heavy, theoretical course of study that will train students for work in coding and programming. The information technology track includes a more hands-on approach, designed for work with hardware and software to improve communication, strengthen security and solve technological problems.


Majors

Computer Science

Computer Science with Information Technology track

 

Minors

None offered under this program


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"3 + 2" Program with Duke University

The Forestry and Environmental Science program is offered in cooperation with Duke University, in Durham, N.C. Students may earn both a bachelor's degree and master's degree in five years, spending three years at Newberry College and two years at Duke's School of the Environment and Earth Sciences. Students must fulfill all general requirements by the end of their junior year at Newberry, and the first year's coursework at Duke will complete the undergraduate degree requirements for a Biology degree from Newberry. Duke University will award the professional degree of Master of Forestry (MF) or Master of Environmental Management (MEM) to qualified candidates at the end of the second year at Duke.
 
 

NEWBERRY COLLEGE

3 years

+

DUKE UNIVERSITY

2 years

Student completes:

· Minimum of 90 semester hours for B.S. in Biology

· General education and related graduation requirements for Newberry College

· Recommended courses for dual degree with Duke

 

Student completes:

· Remaining classes for Newberry Biology degree

· 48 semester hours of graduate level studies

Student must earn a minimum grade of 2.7/4.0 and receive a B-minus or better in order for these classes to count toward the master’s degree prerequisite. Formal application for admission also must be made to the Duke University School of the Environment.



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The Health Science major offers a broad-based curriculum that is ideal for students interested in health-related careers but who don't need the specialized focus required of other science majors. The major also is structured to satisfy the prerequisites for entry into most Allied Health programs.

 

Health Science majors can explore a wide variety of lucrative job opportunities in fields that will continue to grow over the next 10 years. (Some career paths may require further training or certification beyond the undergraduate degree so be sure to discuss your areas of interest with your faculty advisor.) 


Majors:

Health Science


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The mathematics program offers students rigorous preparation to enter careers involving the application of mathematics, graduate school, or teaching secondary mathematics.. Mathematics graduates will able to:

  • Apply multiple approaches and perseverance when proving theorems and problem-solving.
  • Reason abstractly, quantitatively and recognize the importance and development of mathematics throughout history.
  • Construct viable mathematical arguments and communicate mathematical knowledge and understanding both verbally and in writing.
  • Use appropriate mathematical tools and technology for discovering and understanding mathematical ideas.
  • Acquire in-depth knowledge of how mathematics can be applied in the student‘s choice of concentration or career.

Major

Mathematics

 

Concentration

Secondary Education

 

Pre-Engineering Track

Newberry offers a "3+2" degree cooperative enginerring program with Clemson University, through which students earn a B.S. in Applied Mathematics from Newberry and a B.S. in Engineering from Clemson.

 

Minor

Mathematics


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Neuroscience is a growing field and is an ideal course for students who wish to enter medical school - especially with an eye towards psychiatric care. A major in Neuroscience places a strong emphasis on both biology and psychology. In addition, a major in neuroscience offers students a degree with a wide range of possiblities upon graduation and will provide science majors another opportunity to specialize within a growing area of medical science.


This major is offered through a partnership of Newberry College with the Lower Cost Models Consortium. The LCMC neuroscience curriculum was built through a collaboration with leading neuroscience educators and nueroscience offerings will be taught online by experts in the field. The neuroscience curriculum is supplemented with science and psychology courses offered on-site at Newberry College.


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Students taking any of the health and science progressional programs will have a science faculty member, in addition to their major advisor, to help guide them through the process to attain their professional degree. 

 

Professional Program          

Science Faculty

Veterinary Medicine

Prof. Charles Horn, Ph.D.

Physical Therapy 

Prof. Bret Clark, Ph.D.

Medical, Dentistry

Assistant Prof. Valarie Burnett, Ph.D.

Pharmacy

Dual Degree Program with Presbyterian College

Professor Christina McCartha, Ph.D.

Occupational Therapy

Assistant Prof. Steve Lambert, Ph.D.

Chiropractic

Dual Degree Program with Sherman College

Physician's Assistant

Assistant Prof. Lindsy Boateng, Ph.D.

 

Assistant Prof. Lauren Grabowski, Ph.D.

Students may major in any area as long as the necessary coursework for entrance into the pre-professional track has been completed. Many students choose Biology or Chemistry. Your science faculty advisor will help you develop an individual plan for completion of necessary coursework, internships and experiential learning opportunities, and for applying to higher institutions.



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Alumni Experiences


  • Zeus Chemical
  • Newberry College Board of Trustees
  • River Bluff High School
  • Chocklett Environmental Services
  • Presbyterian College
  • IRIX Pharmaceuticals
  • Southern Research Institute
  • Mid-Carolina Middle School
  • Lugoff-Elgin High School
  • Laurens High School


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