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Would you like to understand and explore an astonishing range of human knowledge?

From the principles of mathematical deduction, to the natural world, to the wonders of the universe, our faculty offer a wealth of knowledge, experience, and guidance to Norwich students. Through lecture, laboratory and clinical settings, we prepare students to pursue advanced study, perform successfully in their careers, and become responsible citizens in a democratic society.

Outside the traditional classroom and laboratory, COSM students engage in undergraduate research projects that enrich their educational experience, transform them into thoughtful, critical thinkers, and give them a competitive advantage after graduation. Our students frequently present their research at state, regional, and national conferences.

Experienced faculty advisors also provide one-on-one, personalized guidance to prepare students for professional careers in medicine, dentistry, pharmacy, veterinary medicine, and many more. A teacher-education program is open to interested students.

  • “Take the opportunity to explore our programs and consider a science and mathematics major as an area of study. I encourage you to visit the campus and see the opportunities that are available. Our faculty and staff are friendly, accessible, and willing to answer questions.”
    Michael B. McGinnis, Ph.D. Dean, College of Science and Mathematics
    Professor, Chemistry and Biochemistry
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COSM NEWS - STUDENT

  • WCAX story on Dillon Zites +

    Watch the WCAX-TV interview with Dillon Zites ’20, the Norwich student chosen to present his research at Posters on the Hill in Washington, D.C. Zites was the only Vermont student Read More
  • Undergraduate research: Carmine Ricciardi ’20 dives deep +

    Photo: Carmine Ricciardi harbor-side in Woods Hole, Mass. Working with WHOI scientists, the environmental studies major researched marine biosystems in Woods Hole. BY CAROLYN HALEY The Norwich Record | Winter 2019 TO PARAPHRASE ARISTOTLE and Nike (the shoe company, Read More
  • The crisis managers +

    Photo: Five suited Norwich students pose in paneled Massachusetts State Senate hearing room Boston is in ruins. What will they do? BY SEAN MARKEY The Norwich Record | Winter 2019 IN LESS THAN 48 HOURS, A MAGNITUDE 7.0 earthquake will strike 40 miles outside Read More
  • Undergraduate research: Portraits of discovery +

    Photo illustration: Undergraduate researcher holds hydroponically grown lettuce. (Mark Collier.) Exploring fields ranging from brain research to the mathematical modeling of disease to simulations of the superheated atmospheric reentry of spacecraft, summer scholars discover the challenges and rewards of faculty-mentored Read More
  • Why First-Year Norwich Science Majors Read "The Martian" +

    {youtube}JYDSqc04yWg{/youtube} Norwich University Office of Communications September 21, 2016 Incoming freshman in Norwich University’s College of Science and Mathematics discuss Andy Weir’s blockbuster about survival, science, engineering, and leadership on Read More
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COSM NEWS - FACULTY

  • 9 Objects: The Office of Athletic Training Professor Greg Jancaitis +

    Photo: Greg Jancitis shown in his office, holding an Ironman Mr. Potatohead action figure. What thank you cards, “Avengers” Mr. Potatohead action figures, and a bowl of oatmeal reveal about NU’s athletic training education program director. Professor Greg Jancaitis has grit bonafides to spare. Read More
  • One math professor’s inner search +

    Photo: Joe LaTulippe at work in his office BY JACQUE E. DAY AND JANE DUNBAR The Norwich Record | Winter 2018 Mathematics Professor Jocelyn “Joe” Latulippe is passionate about solving difficult biological problems. And now, he stands at the Read More
  • Do fish have personalities? Professor Simon Pearish wants to know +

    Photo: Simon Pearish at work in his fish lab BY JACQUE E. DAY AND JANE DUNBAR The Norwich Record | Winter 2018 There is a passage in the famous book by Dr. Seuss, One Fish, Two Fish, Red Fish, Blue Read More
  • Professor Laurie Grigg: The search below +

    Photo: Prof. Laurie Grigg and two student research assistant at work on a frozen Vermont pond On a frigid day in February 2014, Laurie Grigg stood on the frozen surface of Twin Ponds, Vt., with two Norwich students and a collaborator from the University of Wyoming. Read More
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COSM NEWS - ALUMNI

  • Athletic training major Daisy Ramirez ’19 goes pro +

    Photo: Daisy Ramirez stands in the infield of the Inland Empire 66ers baseball diamond. The bilingual senior interns with the Inland Empire 66ers of the California Angels baseball organization. BY SEAN MARKEY The Norwich Record | Winter 2019 AFTER SHE EARNS HER NORWICH degree, Daisy Read More
  • What I do: Dennis Davidson ’82, NASA Commercial Crew Program +

    Photo: Norwich alum and NASA program manager Dennis Davidson poses while volunteering at the Houston Food Bank Dennis Davidson ’82 Manager, Program Control and Integration Office NASA Commercial Crew Program Johnson Space Center Mention NASA and most people think of astronauts and engineers. But any space program Read More
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Meet our COSM Faculty

  • Allison Neal

    Allison Neal

    "I really enjoy taking students into the field and getting them working on original research projects in ecology. Research is a great way for them to start to understand science as a process, not just a list of facts to be memorized."
  • Ethan Guth

    Ethan Guth

    “Trying to understand how life works on the molecular level has fascinated me for 20+ years, and it continues to excite me today.”
  • Christopher Koteas

    Christopher Koteas

    “I teach because I believe that students who understand the processes that shape the planet are better prepared to work across disciplines to solve fundamental problems that directly effect humanity.”
  • Megan Doczi

    Megan Doczi

    “We still don’t understand what happens in the nervous system to create things like consciousness. That unknown is what draws me to neuroscience.”
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College of Science and Mathematics

Tompkins 166 | 1 (802) 485-3338

COSM Dean

Michael B. McGinnis | mmcginni@norwich.edu

More about Michael McGinnis

Office Staff

Penny E. Ritzer | pritzer@norwich.edu

Kimberly D. Healy | khealy@norwich.edu

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