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  Sep 19, 2017
 
 
    
2017 - 2018 Undergraduate Catalog

Artis College of Science and Technology


J. Orion Rogers, Dean
Davis 127, (540) 831-5958

www.radford.edu/csat

Arthur E. Carter, Associate Dean
Davis 110, (540) 831-5238

Susan Underwood, Advising Coordinator
Stuart Hall 163, (540) 831-5601

Mission

The Artis College of Science and Technology prepares students with skills and expertise essential to the Commonwealth of Virginia and the nation. The college emphasizes the theory and applications of science, mathematics, and technology. The college develops students’ creative and critical thinking skills and teaches students to analyze problems and implement solutions to a vast array of challenges in our local, national and global communities. Students will be prepared to bring creative and socially responsible innovations to the workplace and to society.

Undergraduate Degrees

Students in the college earn a bachelor’s degree in:

Anthropological Sciences with a concentration in Forensic Anthropology, Field Archaeology or General Anthropology

Biology with concentrations in General Biology, Environmental Biology, Molecular Biology, Pre-Health and Medical Laboratory Sciences

Chemistry with concentrations in Professional Chemist, Advanced Professional Chemist, Biochemistry: Life Sciences and Pre-Health, Advanced Biochemistry and Forensics

Computer Science and Technology with concentrations in Computer Science, Database, Software Engineering and Networks

Geospatial Science with concentrations in Environmental and Geoinformatics

Geology with concentrations in General Geology, Engineering and Environmental Geosciences and Earth Sciences.

Information Science and Systems with concentrations in Information Systems and Web Development

Mathematics with concentrations in Applied Mathematics, Statistics, and Traditional Mathematics

Physics with concentrations in Biophysics, Earth and Space Science and Physics Education or no specific concentration

Students can also enroll in interdisciplinary concentrations outside the college, just as minors and concentrations in the Colleges of Science and Technology are available for majors of RU’s other five colleges (Business and Economics, Education and Human Development, Humanities and Behavioral Sciences, Waldron College of Health Sciences and Visual and Performing Arts).

Graduate Program

The college also offers a Master of Science in Data and Information Management. Exceptional undergraduate students at Radford University enrolled in the Computer Science and Technology or Information Science and Systems undergraduate programs may apply for the accelerated program and complete requirements for the baccalaureate and master’s degrees in five rather than six years. To learn more about this program, go to http://www.radford.edu/content/csat/home/daim.html.

Graduation Requirements

Students must have a grade point average (GPA) of at least 2.0 in all courses taken at Radford to graduate with the Bachelor of Science or Bachelor of Arts degree. In addition, students must have at least a 2.0 GPA in all courses required by the major and all courses required by the concentration. For the purpose of computing the major GPA, please see the requirements specified by each major and concentration in their respective sections of this catalog.

Core Curriculum

The Core Curriculum program introduces students to the varied modes of inquiry in the arts, humanities, social sciences and natural sciences. The College offers a broad introduction to ethics, social consequences, organizational impacts, public policy, and personal responses to issues in the sciences, mathematics and technology.