College of Science & Engineering
145 Robert H. Wick Science Building/308-2192
Web site: http://www.stcloudstate.edu/cose
Dean: David DeGroote
Associate Dean: Kurt Helgeson
Also see School of Computing, Engineering and Environment for more information.
See Pre-Professional Programs for further information
The following majors and minors are offered in the College of Science and Engineering:
Chemistry (ACS approved) options available in biochemistry, chemical physics, or environmental chemistry
Ecology and field biology
Physics (astrophysics, electro-optics, engineering science, mathematical, professional, self-selection)
Statistics (actuarial science, mathematical statistics, applied statistics)
Educating and preparing future professional and educational leaders in science, mathematics, engineering, and technology.
The College of Science and Engineering is committed to providing an up to date, stimulating, and effective learning environment for all students through general education, pre-professional, undergraduate and graduate programs.
- Programs within the college shall effectively prepare students for productive careers and for continued study at the graduate level.
- Departments will continue to improve the learning process through the use and assessment of a combination of formal and experiential modes of instruction, utilizing laboratory and fieldwork, undergraduate and graduate research, and internships.
- Departments will develop curricula that conform to or exceed accepted professional standards, and obtain and maintain accreditation where available.
- Departments will emphasize the inter-relatedness of disciplines and seek to create within the student an appreciation of the global and diverse nature of contributions to science and engineering and an understanding of the unifying effect of the human intellect.
- Students will be expected to achieve an appropriate level of technical expertise in their fields of study, to understand and appreciate the underlying issues of their field and to understand the impact these issues have on human endeavors.
- Active collaborations with industry and other institutions of higher learning will be sought to expand and enrich the learning opportunities for our students.
- To help achieve the above goals, the College shall foster an environment which encourages and supports faculty initiatives in improving teaching effectiveness, scholarly achievement, research, professional study, and contributions to students and to the community.
Accreditation and Approvals
- The Aviation Department provides a Bachelor of Science degree in Aviation (Professional Flight, Operations, and Management emphases) that is accredited by the Aviation Accreditation Board International (AABI).
- The Chemistry Department provides an American Chemical Society approved Bachelor of Science major with options in Biochemistry, Chemical Physics and Environmental Chemistry.
- The Bachelor of Science in Computer Science, offered by the Computer Science Department, is accredited by the Computing Accreditation Commission (CAC) of ABET, http:/www.abet.org.The Bachelor of Science major also follows the Association for Computing Machinery (ACM) guidelines on curriculum.
- The Bachelor of Science in Meteorology, offered by the Earth and Atmospheric Sciences Department, meets the guidelines for bachelor's degree programs set forth by the American Meteorological Society. The Bachelor of Science major also fulfills the requirements for federal meteorologist positions specified by the National Weather Service.
- The Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering, and the Bachelor of Science in Computer Engineering, offered by the Electrical and Computer Engineering Department, are accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission (EAC) of ABET, http://www.abet.org.
- The Environmental and Technological Studies Department provides a technology management program which is accredited by the Association of Technology, Management, and Applied Engineering (ATMAE) formerly National Association of Industrial Technology (NAIT).
- The Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering Department offers a Bachelor of Science in Manufacturing Engineering and Mechanical Engineering that are accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission (EAC) of ABET, http://www.abet.org.
- The Bachelor of Science in Nursing, offered by the Nursing Science Department, is accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE) and approved by the Minnesota Board of Nursing.
- The Bachelor of Science in Technology Assessment and Management, offered by the Environmental and Technological Studies Department, is accredited by the Association of Technology, Management, and Applied Engineering (ATMAE) formerly National Association of Industrial Technology (NAIT).
- All College of Science and Engineering teaching licensure programs (Life Science, Chemistry, Earth and Space Science, Physics, Mathematics and Technology Education) are accredited by the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE). The Technology Education degree is also accredited by the International Technology and Engineering Educators Association (ITEEA) formerly International Technology Education Association and the Council of Technology Teacher Education (CTTE).
The College of Science and Engineering offers the following degrees: B.A., B.A.S., B.E.S., B.S., M.A., M.E.M., and M.S. Information concerning the graduate programs is available in the Graduate Catalog. The College of Science and Engineering in cooperation with the School of Education offers Bachelor of Science teaching programs in biology, chemistry, earth sciences, mathematics, physics, and technology.
Web site: http://www.stcloudstate.edu/ardc
The Applied Research and Development Center encourages interaction and joint research between area business/industries and the College of Science and Engineering faculty and students.
Each department in the College of Science and Engineering has an internship program. For information on policies and procedures regulating internships in the department of your interest, report directly to the chairperson of that department.
You may apply for a major or minor program in the College of Science and Engineering if you meet all departmental requirements. Report to the dean's office and secure instructions and the necessary forms from the dean's secretary. In addition, you are strongly advised to meet and discuss your plans with an intended major faculty adviser (see the dean's secretary for appropriate faculty adviser). You should read the information in this Catalog regarding requirements for general education, your proposed major, proposed minor, and professional education (if you are entering a teaching field). Students are encouraged to apply for their majors as soon as minimum requirements are met.
Suggested study plans are available through each COSE department Web site.