A Welcome from the Dean of Health and Natural Sciences
The faculty and staff in the school design and support high-quality, engaging programs across many fields which are in high demand. Through small classes, advising and mentoring, our faculty provide enriching learning experiences for students with a hallmark of personal attention to their needs and interests. In exceptional facilities such as the Antonucci Science Center, Exercise Science Labs, the Landry Arena and new laboratories for psychological studies at the McKay Arts Academy, students engage in integrative, hands-on and applied learning that prepares them to be scientifically educated individuals for future careers in healthcare, public service, as classroom teachers, fitness professionals or in industry.
Students majoring in our programs have participated in community research and service within the Commonwealth and the greater Fitchburg area, often presenting their work at professional conferences. Our relationships with partner institutions and organizations provide our students with opportunities to study abroad in the Americas, Asia, Africa or Europe. Research opportunities that allow collaboration amongst students and faculty-scholars are available using modern, sophisticated equipment in all of our programs, and faculty-sponsored internships give students practical experience that prepares them for graduate studies or to enter the workforce.
We invite you to look at our programs and contact the individual departments or the Dean’s office if you have any questions about the opportunities we have for you at Fitchburg State.
Margaret Hoey, Ph.D.
Dean for Health and Natural Sciences
FALL 2020 UPDATE: The Dean for the School of Health and Natural Sciences will provide assistance to all constituents remotely, Monday - Friday from 8am - 5pm, for the Fall 2020 semester. To make either a remote or an in-person appointment, please contact Sue Guartafierro at email@example.com or by phone at 978-665-3655.
Health and Natural Sciences Academic Departments
Technology Academic Departments
The mission of the School of Health and Natural Sciences is to help students develop the skills and habits of mind necessary for scientific inquiry and analysis in their professional, personal and civic lives. Faculty experts and engaged staff in the fields of biology, chemistry, earth and geographic sciences, exercise and sports science, mathematics, physics, psychological science, and nursing support students via foundational learning in the general education curriculum and mastery of content in a variety of majors. Our faculty offer classroom, laboratory, and clinical instruction as well as research opportunities in the sciences and health professions. Faculty and staff collaborate across the University and beyond to offer interdisciplinary learning opportunities.
The baccalaureate degree in nursing and the master’s degree in nursing at Fitchburg State University are accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education.
Similarly, our Computer Science program is accredited by the Computing Accreditation Commission of ABET (Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology).