Chaired by William A. Velhagen, Jr., Ph.D.
The Department of Natural and Physical Sciences offers a B.A. in Biology , B.A. in Chemistry, B.S. in Medical Technology and B.S. in Health Science. A pre-medical post-baccalaureate certificate program is also available to college graduate who wish to complete requirements for admissions to medical and other health professional schools. The department also offers Minors in Biology and Chemistry.
B.S. in Clinical Laboratory Science
Caldwell University and Rutgers, the State University of New Jersey, jointly offers a B.S. in Clinical Laboratory Science (CLS) with concentrations in cytotechnology, and medical technology. Typically, students complete the requirements for a medical technology major at Caldwell University and then enter the 15-month professional program at Rutgers, the State University of New Jersey, to complete the desired concentration. Students must meet the academic requirements of both institutions to be awarded the B.S. in Clinical Laboratory Science.
Professional School Affiliations
These affiliation programs will help students to accelerate their career goal of becoming health professionals. Students can begin their studies at Caldwell University and complete their degrees in medicine, dentistry, occupational therapy, social work and athletic training from a wide range of universities. Programs are as follows:
University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey (UMDNJ) or St. George’s University
3-year/4-year program • Degrees earned: B.A. in Biology and M.D.
St. George’s University
3-year/4-year program • Degrees earned: B.A. in Biology and D.V.M.
Temple University or University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey (UMDNJ)
Degrees earned: B.A. in Biology and D.M.D.
Degrees earned: B.A. in Biology or B.A. in Psychology and M.S. in Occupational Therapy
New York Medical College
4-year/3-year program • Degrees earned: B.A. in Biology and Doctor of Physical Therapy
CLINICAL LABORATORY SCIENCE
University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey (UMDNJ)
Degrees earned: B.S. in Medical Technology or B.S. in Clinical Laboratory Science
OPTOMETRY, PODIATRY, CHIROPRACTIC MEDICINE
Pennsylvania College of Optometry, or New York College of Podiatric Medicine, or New York Chiropractic College
3-year/4-year programs • Degrees earned: B.A. in Biology and related doctoral degree
Seton Hall University
3-year/2-year program • Degrees earned: B.A. in Biology and M.S. in Athletic Training
Research is an integral part of the natural and physical sciences programs. Research may be carried on by both the faculty and students.
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