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WELCOME MESSAGE FROM DR. KALEVITCH!
Welcome Message From Dr. Kalevitch!
Dear Students, Parents, Colleagues and Friends,
Welcome to the Science Department at Robert Morris University!
degree-offering Department of Science was founded in 2004. The science department
has seen explosive growth in the last 12 years. Science offerings today include
a B.S. in Environmental Science program and a B.A. in Environmental Science,
and B.S. Biology with concentrations in Pre-Medicine and Biology Teacher Certification.
In addition, the department hosts a unique university-wide interdisciplinary Forensics
Minor and Energy and Sustainability Minor. A Nutrition Minor is under
development, and future programs will include Biotechnology, Bioinformatics, Nutrition
and more. Many of these majors are interdisciplinary in nature and post-graduation
will offer a variety of jobs and careers in sciences.
We look forward to hearing from you!
One of the most successful programs in science is the B.S. in Biology program
with a Pre-Medicine concentration. The Pre-Medicine concentration prepares
students for careers in a variety of health professions. Linkages and
articulation agreements have been formed with several medical colleges and
hospitals, including a tripartite agreement with Allegheny General Hospital and
Drexel University College of Medicine. Our students have been accepted to
medical, dental, osteopathic and chiropractic schools and several students were
accepted into PA programs. These institutions include Drexel Medical School, John
Hopkins University, Thomas Jefferson Medical School, Philadelphia College of
Osteopathic Medicine-PCOM, LECOM, University of Pittsburgh and SUNY Dental
Schools, NY Chiropractic College and Palmer Chiropractic College.
The interdisciplinary energy and sustainability minor was initiated in 2011. It
combines knowledge of engineering and science and affords students a global
perspective by travelling abroad to Germany or co-taking classes in Ireland.
Students benefit from the school's small class sizes which allow them to
receive personal attention from dedicated faculty members who bring a
combination of academic and industry experience to the classroom. The school's
close ties to local industry offer students the opportunity to engage in
real-world problems under the guidance of their professors. Students receive
hands-on experience through laboratory experiences, research projects, and
publications in peer-reviewed journals, presentations at conferences, field
trips and internships.
I invite you to explore this site. Its pages contain valuable information about
our science programs. You will also learn about our student organization -
SEA-Students for Environmental Awareness and its recycling program, as well as other
environmentally-sound projects and our nationally-recognized Pre-med club just
to name a few.
Feel free to get in touch with us if you have any questions and/or interest in
science at RMU.
Maria V. Kalevitch, Ph.D.
Founding Chair, Sciences
School of Engineering, Mathematics and Science
& University Professor of Science
Dr. Kalevitch has been a member of RMU's faculty since September 2002 and has headed the University Science Department since its inception in January 2004-08. Dr. Dress is the current department head of Sciences.