Science at Skidmore

The sciences are an integral part of Skidmore's interdisciplinary curriculum, no matter your major. Partnerships with dedicated faculty, significant hands-on research opportunities, and curricular flexibility will distinguish your science and mathematics education at Skidmore. In addition, outstanding laboratories and facilities and thirteen annual scholarships in science and mathematics make the college's offerings especially competitive. Skidmore offers 65 majors in the sciences, social sciences, arts, and humanities, as well as several pre-professional and cooperative programs.


The Sciences in the News

Dam fine idea

Skidmore has entered into an agreement to use power from a dam downstate, producing up to 4.1 million kilowatt-hours of renewable energy annually.

Greenspace: Skidmore's environmental strategy embraces every spot on campus, and beyond

Ranks of loaner bikes outside Scribner Library, a large garden with a tool shed on Wiecking Hall lawn, a plug-in kiosk for electric cars in Palamountain parking lot-- Skidmore's campus looks a lot different than it did just a few years ago.

Studying Spaceship Earth

When members of the Class of 2014 graduated last spring, they wore academic robes made from recycled plastic bottles--a perfect coda for an education marked by growing opportunities to study sustainability.

Living today for what it will mean tomorrow

People and planet, ethics and economics are what define sustainability in the 21st century.

A better way to exercise

It's quality, not quantity, that matters most, exercise scientist Paul Arciero has shown in a study that's likely to make you rethink how you spend your time at the gym.
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