With the ever-increasing demand for science education on today’s college campuses, Mount Ida College has started construction for a new science center equipped with state-of-the-art laboratories, classrooms, equipment and resources to provide an exceptional teaching and learning environment for Mount Ida College’s applied science programs.
“We have invested more than $25 million on our campus over the past three years,” says President Barry Brown. “Our long history of success in the sciences, as evidenced by our programs in animal science, dental technology and forensic science, prompted us to establish the School of Applied Sciences in 2012.”
As the demand continues to rise for programs in biology, chemistry and other basic and laboratory sciences, “this is the next logical step. We need to assure the Mount Ida student that our facilities match the high level of our faculty and academic programs,” says Brown.
“The facility will include new biology and chemistry labs, classroom space for undergraduates, audio visual resources, along with collaborative meeting spaces and a central auditorium,” says Marc Margulies, FAIA, founder of Margulies-Perruzzi Architects which is spearheading the design. “The new center at the School of Applied Sciences will expand existing campus facilities, which when redeveloped will provide an opportunity to enhance existing undergraduate and graduate course offerings and programs to prepare students for careers in sciences.”
The School of Applied Sciences offers bachelor’s degrees in Biology, Dental Hygiene, Forensic Science, Funeral Home Management, Veterinary Technology as well as a Dental Science/Dental Hygiene Degree Completion program. Associate’s degrees are offered in Funeral Service, Veterinary Technology and Dental Hygiene.