Department of Natural Sciences
Department overview • Biology
(M., m.) • Chemistry (M., m.) •
The Department of Natural Sciences seeks to instill the spirit of
scientific inquiry and critical thinking from the perspective of
The Biology Program is designed to develop the students’ ability to
formulate questions in the biological sciences and conduct research
using appropriate methodologies and techniques.
The Chemistry Program builds the chemical foundation necessary to
understand chemistry as a varied and central dimension of contemporary
life as well as the technical and intellectual skills necessary to
facilitate creative problem solving.
In support of the liberal arts tradition of Saint Martin's, the
department offers courses for non-major students to introduce them to
ideas from the biological and chemical sciences as well as promote an
appreciation for the role of scientific inquiry in modern society.