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Goals and Objectives

The Marquette Science Department seeks to instill its students with a wide range of scientific concepts on a theoretical, practical, and experimental level. Each course challenges the student to gain a deeper understanding and appreciation of the fundamental processes governing both the physical and biological worlds. The faculty seeks to incorporate traditional educational techniques including; lecture, lab, and problem solving skills with smartboard and computer technology. The latter seeks to enhance student visualization and assimilation of scientific concepts.

The science department is currently integrating Pasco GLX technology, which allows a wide range of data sampling and analysis. This powerful technology enables students to explore and analyze motion, acceleration, voltage, electrolytes, carbon dioxide content, and pH just to name just a few.

The science department seeks to enhance and develop student education by:

  • Challenging students to understand and apply scientific concepts in meaningful ways.
  • Reinforcing analytical thought processes involved in analyzing and interpreting data.
  • Use of technology in data collection and statistical analysis.
  • Skills repetition involving problem solving in a scientific manner.
  • Introduce students to the relationship between scientific advances and ethical consideration associated with these advancements. 

Requirements: Three lab sciences required for graduation.

We offer the following courses:

  • Earth science
  • Introduction to Biology
  • Introduction to Chemistry
  • Biology
  • Chemistry
  • Physics
  • Advanced Biology: Human Anatomy and Physiology
  • Advanced Placement Chemistry
  • Pre Engineering
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