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School of Mathematical and Natural Sciences

School of Mathematical and Natural Sciences

Welcome to the New College’s School of Mathematical and Natural Sciences, which focuses on the understanding and exploration of natural and applied sciences and mathematics.

Through rigorous coursework and research opportunities, our dedicated faculty and staff work side-by-side with students to customize their programs. Students can tailor their degree with their career goals and personal interests in mind.

Graduates are prepared for work in healthcare, forensic science, pharmaceutics, scientific research, environmental consulting and management, outreach and advocacy, science education, quality control, actuarial science, tech and internet security, business,computer science or any field in which a solid base of scientific and mathematical knowledge, proficiency in scientific inquiry, and the ability to apply these skills to life situations is highly valued. Our graduates are also prepared to enter professional school (medical, dental, veterinary, etc.) and graduate school. 

Led by Interim Director Lara Ferry, the School of Mathematical and Natural Sciences offers nine majors, and equips students with a solid foundation in math, science and inquiry that will serve them well in their future educational or career pursuits. Programs offered include:

Bachelor’s degree programs:


Labs / Spaces:

Lab/SpaceFaculty ContactWebsite
Analytical Chemistry LabTom Cahillemail:
Animal Behavior LabChad Johnson
Applied Computing and DatabasesSuzanne Dietrich
Applied MathematicsHaiyan Wang
Crime Scene LabKim Kobojekemail:
Data Management and Analytics ResearchYasin Silva
Drosophila Injury Response (Developmental Biology) LabJennifer Hackney Price
Dynamic Mathematical ModelingFeng Wang
Eukaryotic Genetics LabPamela Marshallemail:
Forensic and Molecular GeneticsSree Kanthaswamyemail:
Herpetology LabBrian Sullivanemail:
MathBioErika Camacho
Mathematical and Pedagogical StatisticsRoger Berger
Microbial Biosignatures LabTodd Sandrin (or
Molecular Endocrinology LabPeter Jurutka
Morphology LabLara Ferry (or
Proteomics and Functional Genomics Core FacilityTodd Sandrin & Carl Wagner
Risk Assessment and Applied Toxicology LabBeth Polidoro
Soil Biogeochemistry LabBecky Ball
Synthetic and Organic Chemistry LabCarl Wagneremail: