Rigorous, hands-on education
The College of Sciences offers some of the most innovative and diverse academic programs found at The University of Findlay. Home to the nationally known equestrian and animal science/ pre-veterinary medicine programs, the college offers opportunities for undergraduate students to major in outstanding science programs which include biology, chemistry, computer science, environmental, safety and occupational health management and mathematics.
Findlay provides rich learning environments to promote student learning. Students studying in the sciences benefit from the Newhard Planetarium, greenhouse, 47-acre Rieck Center for Habitat Studies, nature center, The All Hazards Training Center and many specialized laboratories. Equestrian and pre-veterinary students gain much experience from the vast resources of the 32-acre James L. Child Equestrian Complex (East Campus) which houses the English equestrian program and the 152-acre Animal Sciences Center which houses the western equestrian and pre-veterinary programs, site of the Dr. C. Richard Beckett Animal Science Building, arguably the finest facility of its kind anywhere.
The college offers a master of science in environmental, safety and health management, combining science, engineering, policy and business concepts to prepare graduates for managerial decision-making leadership roles in environmental, safety, and occupational health careers. This degree can be earned entirely online.
College of Sciences – Points of Distinction
- Animal science and pre-veterinary programs at The University of Findlay offer hands-on learning with several different species including sheep, goats, swine, cattle, donkeys and mules. UF students who apply to veterinary school are accepted at a rate nearly twice the national average.
- The University of Findlay’s College of Sciences helps to prepare students for many of the most exciting and fastest- growing careers in today’s marketplace. At UF, students can observe an equine surgery, study gene replication, develop new computer software, analyze exposure risks to hazardous chemicals and much more. Rigorous academic programs, hands-on research and experienced faculty prepare students for successful careers in the sciences.
- Equestrian degree programs challenge students to compete nationally: The University of Findlay’s western equestrian team has won the Intercollegiate Horse Show Association national championship five times in the past decade, and in 2001, both the English and western teams brought home championships — the first university to hold dual championships in one year.
- The undergraduate program in environmental, safety and occupational health management is accredited by the American Board of Engineering Technology (ABET). In recent years, 100 percent of the students in our nationally accredited program have secured jobs at manufacturing facilities and environmental and emergency management agencies around the country.
- The master of science in environmental, safety and health management is accredited by the Environmental Health Science and Protection Accreditation Council (EHAC), one of only seven in the country accredited to these standards.
- UF has a growing emphasis on undergraduate research, internships and community service projects that help students learn by doing.
The University of Findlay is a longtime leader in the environmental field: The academic program began in 1986 as the nation’s first bachelor’s degree in hazardous waste management and now encompasses environmental, safety and occupational health management.