On behalf of the students, faculty, staff and administration, I welcome you to the School of Science, Engineering and Technology at St. Mary’s University.

I invite you to browse our site and explore our quality programs that are designed to provide you with a competitive advantage as you enter the workforce or continue your education through graduate or professional studies.

Small class sizes, hands-on learning with state-of-the-art equipment, personal attention from our superbly qualified and dedicated faculty and staff, and close ties to the professional community are hallmarks of our school. Our Marianist, Catholic heritage and approach to education focuses on excellence within your discipline and your development as a whole person. This student-centered, service-oriented environment will call upon you to analyze problems and conduct scientific inquiry within the framework of moral and ethical considerations. Our students hone their technical and professional skills by presenting their work at regional and national conferences.

Special programs include a National Institutes of Health-funded program, designed to introduce minority students into careers in the sciences. The U-RISE Program supports the education of the next generation of biomedical research scientists. This program extends beyond the Biology major and includes undergraduate students in Chemistry, Biochemistry, Biophysics and Engineering. While some of the students conduct research at off-campus locations, other students are part of research teams and work hand-in-hand with our faculty. Research, internship, and project opportunities that focus on solving real-world problems are abound in our School.

St. Mary’s University has a number of Pre-health Professional Programs that enable qualified undergraduate students to gain entry into allied health, dental, medical, nursing and pharmacy programs. St. Mary’s is also a participating university in the Joint Admission Medical Program. Historically, more than 50% of St. Mary’s graduates who apply are accepted into American medical and dental schools.

Our graduates are in high demand by the country’s top graduate and professional schools, as well as regional and national research firms and industry. As a School of Science, Engineering and Technology graduate from St. Mary’s, you will be poised to meet the challenges of rapidly advancing STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics) fields – a priority for our nation to successfully compete, prosper and be secure in the global community.

These are exciting times in the School of Science, Engineering and Technology, and I look forward to sharing this journey with you. We welcome your participation and support in our activities – as a current or prospective student, alumnus, educational or corporate partner, or friend of the School. Please feel free to contact me if I may personally be of any assistance to you.

Teresa Beam, Ph.D.
Dean and Professor of Biological Sciences

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