Natural Sciences and Mathematics

About the School of Natural Sciences & Mathematics  

Student participating in science project The mission of the School of Natural Sciences & Mathematics is to maintain quality, up-to-date curricula in the 8 majors and 7 minors. Each program will provide academically rigorous courses and experiential learning, integrated into a liberal arts curriculum, from a well qualified and professionally engaged faculty who are able to guide science students in the development of their skills toward scientifically oriented professions.

Non-science majors will be well served by courses offered to fulfill general education requirements and will meet foundation standards while gaining an understanding of the scientific process. To these ends and in the service of our local community, the School of Natural Sciences & Mathematics will engage in community outreach, providing the expertise of faculty and students for local and regional issues and with scientific data and analysis for addressing problems and developing policy.

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Programs of Study

The School of Natural Sciences & Mathematics at Ferrum College offers 9 majors and 7 minors, each designed to prepare students for careers in a broad range of fields as well as graduate training in both professional and academic disciplines.
















Natural Sciences and Mathematics Symposium 


 Senior Capstone Presentations and Junior Poster Presentations

Fall 2013 Symposium Tracks

Spring 2014 Symposium Tracks

Fall 2014 Symposium Tracks

Spring 2015 Symposium High Quality Abstracts

Spring 2015 Symposium April 10, 2015

Spring 2015 Symposium April 24, 2015

Spring 2015 Symposium Posters


Meet the Dean

Dean Jason Powell

Jason Powell
Dean of the School of Natural Sciences and Mathematics
Ph.D., University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
(540) 365-4370
jpowell@ferrum.edu | View Profile
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NSM Friday Seminar Schedule Spring 2015

February 20 Darrell Marshall  
February 27 Tiffany Beachy  
March 6 Spring Break  
March 13 Brent Wills Soil Health?
March 20 Cathy Sarisky  
March 27 James Shiflet (moved from March 20th) Leadership and Career Opportunities With DEQ?
April 3 Easter Break  
April 10 Academic Awards/Senior Presentations  
April 17 Practicum/Independent Research/Chemistry Club  
April 24 Senior Presentations