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Students and faculty at Graduation 2018.
Faculty and chemistry graduate Megan M. before she leaves for Ph.D. studies at Clemson University.
Caldwell Students at the ICFNJ Research Symposium.
Biology graduate Amy Hickman Holding her Certificate after Graduation.
Biology graduate Yara A. attends the dental program at Tufts University.
PreMed PostBacc student Nick M. attends the D.O. program at Rowan University.
Dissecting a lamprey in Bi 208 (Anatomy).
President Blattner in the induction ceremony of the Tri-Beta Biology Honors Society.

The Department of Natural Science offers courses in Biology, Chemistry, Physics, and Health Sciences. Our programs prepare students for careers in research, education, and the health professions.

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  • More than 200 Caldwell students present projects at Research and Creative Arts Day April 29, 2019 Caldwell University Research day, where each student presented with research conclusion.Research Astrophysicist Presents on “Science and Faith in Harmony: The Heavens Declare the Glory of God” Caldwell, N.J., April 29, 2019 – More than 200 students presented their projects at Caldwell University’s third annual Research and Creative Arts Day. This year’s theme was “Ut in Omnibus Glorificetur Dei— That in All Things God May Be Glorified.” The event’s opening featured a ...
  • Research on a natural mosquito deterrent earns CU student Independent College Fund of New Jersey award April 16, 2019 CU student Lamar receives Independent College Fund of New Jersey awardCaldwell, N.J., April 10, 2019 – Premedical student Lamar-Shea Chang was honored March 18 at the Independent College Fund of New Jersey Undergraduate Research Symposium for his research titled “Convert every human into a natural mosquito deterrent.” Chang, who is also majoring in computer information systems with a concentration in business systems and minoring in ...
  • DR. WILLIAM VELHAGEN: THE SCIENCE OF AN EXCELLENT EDUCATION March 5, 2019 Billy Velhagen FACULTY FEATURE DR. WILLIAM VELHAGEN: THE SCIENCE OF AN EXCELLENT EDUCATION From the time Dr. William Velhagen was a child growing up in the Philippines, he thought of teaching as a way to make the world better. “For me it was a way to improve humanity, to ease suffering… I loved learning and was always curious. I wanted a career ...
  • Students Intern With Professional Scientists August 22, 2018 Shreyoshi Hossain, a biology and chemistry major, with her poster at her internship at the University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center Summer Undergraduate Research Program.Caldwell, N.J., Aug. 21, 2018 – Several students in Caldwell’s Natural and Physical Sciences Department spent the summer interning with professional scientists. Shreyoshi Hossain, a biology and chemistry major, received the first-place prize in the poster competition at her internship site at the University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center Summer Undergraduate Research Program. She focused her ...
  • Steven Han: The Dream of Medical School Becomes a Reality June 4, 2018 Steve Han Caldwell University graduate posing for a photo during a graduate ceremony. Steven Han’s first exposure to medicine was when he fainted in kindergarten.  There were other sign markers pointing the way towards a career in healthcare.   His grandfather was a doctor; he excelled in science and math in high school and he had an interest in biology. “A culmination of experiences led me to believe that ...
  • Michelle Eng ‘18: I have grown to be a leader May 22, 2018 Michelle Eng standing and smiling with her Bachelor of Arts degree in biology. The aptitude tests at East Brunswick High School started Michelle Eng thinking about occupational therapy as a field. She shadowed occupational therapists during summers and saw how happy the patients were and how welcoming the therapists were to the clients. Upon entering college, Eng was not sure if she should major in psychology or biology. After ...
  • Coincidence or Destiny? For this Caldwell Graduate, Unexpected Turns Lead to a Career in Medicine March 27, 2018 Bryan Broderick after his Graduation “When one door closes, another opens.” It’s an expression we often lean on for encouragement when things don’t turn out the way we hope. For Bryan Broderick, the sentiment carried something far more profound. The truth is, Broderick didn’t really see Caldwell University in his future. His older brothers were already well-established at Caldwell by then, ...
  • Agnes Berki: Expanding Research Efforts and Inspiring Students September 11, 2017 Agnes Berki Enjoying a roller coaster ride at Six Flags with your professor might not be what students are expecting when they decide to study science with Dr. Agnes Berki, yet that is exactly the kind of unexpected adventure that awaits them. “We tried many rides and screamed together on many of them. We all had a ...
  • Biology student interns at Johns Hopkins August 10, 2017 Veronica Guirguis and Dr. Barbara Detrick, Caldwell alumna and a professor of pathology at the JH University School of Medicine.Biology student Veronica Guirguis spent the summer interning at the world-renowned teaching and biomedical hospital, Johns Hopkins in Baltimore. Guirguis, a sophomore, was grateful to have the chance to work with “brilliant people” including Dr. Christopher Heaney, associate professor in the School of Public Health at Johns Hopkins, and Dr.  Barbara Detrick, a professor of pathology ...
  • Biology students selected for summer premedical program July 31, 2017 Biology students Shanice Edwards and Roksana KorbiBiology students Shanice Edwards and Roksana Korbi learned about urban health through the Premedical Urban Leaders Summer Enrichment Program at Cooper Medical School of Rowan University. PULSE gives undergraduate students interested in healthcare exposure to the medical professions. The six-week forum provided academic, clinical, research and service learning opportunities.  “I was honored and privileged to be ...
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