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About the Science Division

Welcome to the Muskingum University Science Division!

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Updated: May 9, 2017

All of Muskingum University's science majors and programs are designed to educate the whole person. Our committed faculty strive to give students critical thinking skills and breadth of knowledge as well as scientific knowledge.

The emphasis on student research enables Muskingum's science students to apply scientific processes to everyday life experiences, preparing them for success in the areas of business, education, industry, and research. Muskingum has connections to STEMM businesses for student co-ops and internships. Examples of these businesses include AMG Vanadium, Cerner, Genesis Healthcare System, Marietta Memorial Hospital, Southeastern Ohio Regional Medical Center, Coshocton County Memorial Hospital, Colgate-Palmolive, Nationwide Children's Hospital in Columbus, and the Muskingum County Business Incubator. Our students have also done research and internships at The Wilds, one of the largest wildlife conservation centers in the world located on 10,000 acres here in southeast Ohio.

Muskingum has recently added a new major, Animal Studies. Animal Studies is designed for students with interests in developing a career path that involves animals. Career opportunities for individuals with backgrounds in animal biology have long existed in institutions such as zoos and aquaria. Our program is designed to prepare students in three general areas: science, psychology, and communication, and management and finance.

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The departments of the Science Division offer degrees
in the following disciplines and support various programs:
Degrees Programs
Animal Studies  
Biology Pre-Health Professions
Chemistry and Allied Health:
Chemistry-ACS Chiropractic
Computer Science Dental
Conservation Science


Earth Science

Medical Technologymmm

Engineering Science

Pre-Occupational Therapym

Environmental Science





Physical Therapymmm

Molecular Biology

Pre-Physician's Assistant

Neuroscience Pre-Vet      


Petroleum Geology
Physics Education
The Science Division also collaborates with the Education Department on Science Education courses for the Early Childhood and Middle Childhood Programs.


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Choose Ohio First Scholarship Program at Muskingum University

Muskingum University’s COF program’s activities center on performing science outreach and providing supplemental educational opportunities.  The work we have done spans elementary, intermediate, high school, and higher education students.  Our goal is to provide science learning experiences at each step along the student’s k-16 journey.  We strive to help them see the value of a STEMM career and assist in providing them with the tools necessary to succeed in the achievement of that.  In addition to these efforts, another component of our program is dedicated to non-traditional students seeking professional development and advancement in a STEMM field.  Our COF program has included RN-to-BSN nursing students since its inception and has recently expanded to provide opportunities in other medicinally related fields. 

For additional information about Muskingum University’s COF program please contact:         

Dr. Paul Szalay
Science Division Chair and Professor of Chemistry
Campus Coordinator Muskingum University Choose Ohio First Scholarship Program

Selection Criteria and Application Form