Why Choose a Life Sciences Program at Landmark?
The rigor of the scientific method in the context of Landmark’s adaptive teaching processes.
No other college in the country offers our depth of expertise in teaching science to students with learning differences. According to the National Student Clearinghouse, nearly one in five Landmark College graduates currently goes on to study a science-related major. That number is expected to grow considerably with the introduction of the College’s first science major program.
Students say our faculty members “make science come alive” through their hands-on approach to teaching and their integration of Landmark’s learning strategies and use of assistive technology in the curriculum. Indeed, faculty members bring diverse academic backgrounds to the classroom, including specializations in human physiology, environmental studies, human ecology, biology and biology education, chemistry, and biochemistry.
The College’s faculty regularly presents at regional and national conferences, and the expertise of its members is sought for textbook reviews, website content, and other applications by a variety of academic institutions. The College also received a National Science Foundation (NSF) grant to develop a teaching manual documenting best practices in science instruction for educators working with students who learn differently.
Campus facilities include several fully equipped laboratories, a preparatory room, and a number of dedicated science classrooms. Construction is now underway for the Nicole Goodner MacFarland Science, Technology & Innovation Center, which will house all STEM programs and activities, including the Life Sciences program. The building is slated for completion in August 2015.