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The School of Theoretical and Applied Science (TAS) offers an integrative approach to the sciences and mathematics. While retaining the rigor and depth of each program without the boundaries of traditional science departments, students and faculty interact freely and creatively across the disciplines. Computer scientists have worked with the molecular biologists to develop the new curriculum in Bioinformatics. Physicists have established courses in climatology for the Environmental Science program. And the mathematicians and chemists have worked together to provide foundational courses in all of the majors. Such integrative collaboration is the norm in the School, not the exception.

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Bioinformatics

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Biology

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Clinical Lab Science (CLS)

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Engineering Physics

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Environmental Science

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Integrated Science Studies

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Mathematics

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Medical Imaging Science

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Nursing

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Nursing (MSN) (Family Nurse Practitioner)

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Nursing (MSN) (Nurse Administration)

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Physical Therapy

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Welcome to the School of Theoretical and Applied Science, which has a rich history of preparing students for professional and academic careers in the sciences and mathematics. Our graduates have made noteworthy achievements that we are proud to share with you.

Dr. Timothy Finley ’94, a biology major, is an anesthesiologist at Holy Name Hospital. Before the 2010 earthquake he traveled regularly to Haiti to volunteer his expertise; since the earthquake that shattered the country, Dr. Finley has redoubled his work in Haiti and has helped bring that country its first oxygen generator. Dr. Carolyn Merkel ’74, a chemistry major, helped develop Splenda. Monique Simpson ’10, a biochemistry major, was selected as an Amos Christie Scholar as a first year medical student at Vanderbilt University School of Medicine. The program provides the opportunity for students to gain clinical experience in pediatrics.

Daily, Ramapo College graduates like these are pushing the boundaries, as we know them, of biology, math, chemistry and physics and making the world a better place.

In recent years, we have added biochemistry, bioinformatics, integrated science studies, engineering physics, and nursing, as well as a graduate program in nursing to our academic offerings.

Now is an exciting time to lead the School. New research facilities for faculty and students support the faculty and student collaboration that is synonymous with Ramapo College. Our small classes are hands-on and taught by faculty who know your name. Our faculty have spent decades mentoring our students via the TAS Research Honors curriculum in which students work formally with a faculty research sponsor to conduct work presented at regional, national and international professional meetings and conferences. Their work has been published in respected peer reviewed journals.

  • Within the past year Professor of Biology Dr. Paramjeet Bagga and Professor of Mathematics Professor Dr. Lawrence D’Antonio worked with three students and made presentations at six research symposiums on bioinformatics research that deals with gene expression.
  • Professor of Computer Science Scott Frees and Professor of Environmental Science Dr. Eric Wiener, along with their students, worked on simulation and visualization of forest dynamics. Their pilot work involves more than 2,000 trees at the Ramapo County Reservation, just across the road from campus, and will assist with forest resource management.
  • Recently Dr. Philip Anderson, Professor of Physics, received two patents on surgical implement detector systems.
  • And you may have read headlines, which were featured in news outlets around the world about work conducted by Professor of Plant Ecology Dr. Eric Karlin, who using molecular analysis demonstrated that peat moss, Sphagnum subnitens, is perhaps the most genetically uniform widespread group of plants known.

The recent gift of $2 million from philanthropists Myron “Mike” and Elaine Adler, longtime College supporters, will launch a $54 million renovation to the G Wing, which houses the school and will renovate more labs with state-of-the-art equipment for future research and establish the Adler Center for Nursing Excellence, which will house our highly-acclaimed and expanding nursing program.

Welcome to the School of Theoretical and Applied Science and a lifetime of achievement and intellectual exploration.

Edward Saiff, Dean
School of Theoretical and Applied Science

The School of Theoretical and Applied Science has been a distinct and incorporate part of Ramapo College since it admitted its first class in 1971. Since its inception, the School of TAS has been committed to excellence in teaching, research, and public service in the sciences and mathematics, and has sought to prepare its graduates not only for professional and academic careers but to be scientifically literate citizens and lifetime learners in an increasing complex and ever changing technological culture.

The School’s curricula are comprehensive, including those designed to promote scientific and mathematical understanding among non-science students at the College. The School of TAS offers twelve undergraduate and a graduate program structured to meet the requirements of national accreditation standards as well as the needs of the contemporary marketplace and community. All students learn the sciences and mathematics in depth from multi-disciplinary perspectives and within the contexts of the liberal arts and global understanding.

The School of TAS places a strong emphasis on teaching, practice, and public service. It encourages faculty/student collaborative research as a continuing course of study. Its faculty and graduates continue to serve as rich resources to governmental agencies, academic institutions, and private research facilities in promoting the public good and fostering educational excellence.

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School of Theoretical and Applied Science Contact Information:

Office: ASB-422
Hours: Fall/Spring Semester, Mon. 8:30-6:30; Tues. – Fri. 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Summer, Mon. 8:00-6:00; Tues. – Thurs. 8:00-5:15
Phone: (201) 684-7734
Fax: (201) 684-7637