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    About the College

Dean: Kenneth E. Wolf, Ph.D. Science Hall East 3019; 973.720.2194

Associate Dean: Jean Fuller-Stanley, Ph.D. Science Hall East 3019; 973.720.3415


The mission of the College of Science and Health is threefold:

  • To provide undergraduate students with a sound foundation in mathematics, biological, physical, and health sciences, and to apply this knowledge that will equip them either to enter their chosen profession or pursue advanced studies;
  • To provide graduate students with advanced knowledge and experience in their field of specialization that will allow them to move to the forefront of their profession; and,
  • To reach out to the community and provide services that fulfill the needs of the general population.


The College aims to fulfill this mission and the mission of the University by:

  1. Enhancing student success through challenging courses, enrichment activities, research experience, and faculty mentoring;
  2. Promoting excellence through departmental national certifications, periodic departmental curricular reviews, state-of-the-art equipment and technology, and the contributions of highly competent and productive faculty;
  3. Serving as a community resource by involving students and faculty in consultations, continuing education, clinical experiences, internships, and other community-service opportunities;
  4. Promoting diversity by accepting and nurturing culturally diverse faculty and students.

Message from the Dean

The College of Science and Health provides undergraduate students with the resources needed for an excellent education including well-equipped laboratories and sophisticated instruments. Advances in computer and scientific technology are explored and used in the classrooms. Biological and environmental studies students utilize their access to woods, ponds, and waterfall. Students in health-related subjects receive valuable experience in the many health facilities in northern New Jersey communities.

The College is pursuing a strategic direction which provides students with undergraduate research experiences and teaches them to be critical thinkers and problem-solvers.

The College has over one hundred full-time faculty who are accomplished teachers, researchers, and grant winners. They foster an environment that combines intellectual inquiry with the learning of practical skills, and nurture and guide students toward success in their future roles as knowledgeable and responsible employees and citizens.