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About Integrated Science Studies

Does the intersection of the traditional sciences (biology, chemistry, and physics) interest you? Do you have a hard time identifying one as your main area of study? Wouldn’t it be interesting to see how the roles of sciences play out in social, political and economic contexts?

The Integrated Science Studies major at Ramapo provides an opportunity to pursue all of the above. Integrated Science Studies enables detailed but integrated knowledge of the sciences by engaged study in a range of courses, including laboratory courses—from chemistry, physics, and biology to geology, ecology, and environmental science—as well as in mathematics. As you move into your upper level courses, this unique Ramapo major allows you to tailor your coursework to pursue specific scientific areas.

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The Integrated Science Studies major is designed to meet a growing professional and cultural need for people whose knowledge of science is directed to its use, expression, and administration in both the private and public sectors. Your degree will prepare you to pursue further academic work in graduate and professional schools in science, business, and other areas, as well as to begin careers in your chosen field such as stem cell research.

Sample Job Titles and National Salary Ranges

Job TitleSalary Range
Medical and Health Services Managers$82,930 - $162,970
Food Scientists and Technologists$37,000 - $134,730
Biological Scientists, All Other$53,450 - $102,710
Physicists Varies - Varies
Chemists$52,580 - $136,300
Economists$57,760 - $173,220
Sociologists$44,690 - $136,070
Biological Technicians$32,970 - $75,450
Chemical Technicians Varies - Varies
Fish and Game Wardens$48,260 - $80,800
Fire Inspectors and Investigators$32,070 - $85,960

* Sources of Information: United States Department of Labor: Bureau of Labor Statistics (2017). For more information about careers and assistance in making your career plans, please contact Career Services (cahill@ramapo.edu) or visit www.ramapo.edu/careercenter/.

You’ll study in Ramapo’s well equipped modern laboratories and have opportunities to gain hands-on experience by participating in cooperative education programs with facilities such as Alpha Physician Resources, Wayne Orthopedic, Pfizer Pharmaceutical, Flat Rock Brook Nature Center, Emilcott, and the Meadowlands Environment Center. Once going through your core foundation and major requirement classes, you can apply to be admitted to one of four upper level concentrations of the major: Science Technology and Society, Science Journalism, Business Administration / MBA Track, and Public Policy/Administration.

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