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

Live from New York, it's US-Russia relations

Political science students recently explored America's fraught relationship with Russia in a live interaction with the next generation of Russia's foreign-policy makers.

Green and getting greener

The 2017 Princeton Review gives Skidmore a score of 94 out of 100 for its sustainability, and New York State calls it a leader among green campuses.

Questioning the queue

"I'm only popular in the fall of even-numbered years," quips Skidmore political scientist Chris Mann on the "This is Skidmore" podcast. Why is his popularity in flux? Because he teaches campaigns and election research--hot topics leading up to November election days.

Protecting first responders

The top danger to firefighters is the physical rigor of their work; nearly half of all line-of-duty deaths are due to sudden cardiac events. Skidmore's expert in this field just won a new Homeland Security research grant.

Skidmore receives $1.5M grant for firefighter safety research

Denise Smith, professor of health and exercise sciences at Skidmore College, has received a $1.5 million grant from the U.S. Department of Homeland Security to continue her research developing tools that may save firefighters lives.
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