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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!
The degree-offering Department of Science was founded in 2004. The Science Department has seen explosive growth in the last 4 years. Science offerings today include a B.S. in Environmental Science program and a B.A. in Environmental Science with concentrations in Pre-Medicine and Biology Teacher Certification. In addition the department hosts a unique, University-wide, interdisciplinary Forensics minor.
In July 2008 the Pennsylvania Department of Education approved a new 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 of medical colleges and hospitals, including a tripartite agreement with Allegheny General Hospital and the Drexel University College of Medicine.
The new energy minor was initiated in 2011. It combines knowledge of engineering and sciences and gives 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, publications in peer-reviewed journals and presentations at the 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: its recycling program and other environmentally-sound projects, and the Pre-med club just to name a few.
Get in touch with us if you have any questions and interest in Science at RMU, and environmental sustainability in particular. We are looking forward to hearing from you!
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.