Courses in the sciences allow you to broaden your background in the physical, life, and computer sciences. They also offer concepts and ways of thinking related to the study of science. Small class sizes and numerous opportunities for laboratory and hands-on learning are key features of the Landmark College science program. In each course, you will practice the essential skills of scientific thinking: observing, asking questions, developing hypotheses, designing investigations, analyzing data, interpreting results, and drawing conclusions.
The Science department promotes scientific literacy, stimulates intellectual curiosity, and fosters an understanding of the role and relevance of science in the modern world. Courses are offered in the physical, biological, and computer sciences, in which comprehension and application of abstract concepts, fluency in technical terminology, and use of mathematics are emphasized through inquiry and laboratory-based learning methods. We encourage students to critically evaluate concepts and ideas using scientific evidence that will prepare them to become informed and productive members of society.
If you need extra help in any of your science classes, or just a quiet place to work with other science students, come to EAB Room 102 on Monday and Thursday evenings from 6–9 p.m. This support service is staffed by Science professors.
The Science department gives our award to the student, or students, who have successfully completed at least two courses in the Sciences and who best exemplify the following qualities:
- A scholarly commitment to the discipline
- An analytical mind
- Attention to detail
- A willingness to get a wee bit messy
- A sense of humor doesn’t hurt!
A.S. and B.S. in Computer Science
Both computer science degrees have an emphasis on programming and software engineering. The A.S. degree provides a general introduction to computer science, starting out with programming in Java. The B.S. degree, designed using the ACM Guidelines for Computing Programs, provides students with the skillset necessary to work within a broad area of computer science, including software engineering, networking, internet programming, mobile application programming and web science.