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School of Liberal Arts and Sciences

School of Natural and Social Sciences

Degree programs in the School of Natural and Social Sciences give students an appreciation for the complex relationships that exist among scientific systems of inquiry (economic, mathematical, physical, political, psychological, and social).

Our students learn to think independently, communicate effectively, do serious research, and use community resources. Our faculty members encourage learning by doing in both the lab and the field. This hands-on philosophy culminates in the senior year, when each student completes a year-long research project under the close supervision of a faculty mentor.

News from the Sciences

  • Students enjoy Fun Fair on the Great Lawn during Welcome Week.

    Feeling Top Ten

    U.S. News & World Report places Purchase College on its list of  Top Ten Public Liberal Arts Colleges for 2024 and among the best 139 National Liberal Arts Colleges in the nation.

  • Flowers in the Purchase Native Pollinator Garden

    Crossover Goals: Pollinator Garden Signage

    The interpretive signs in the Purchase Native Pollinator Garden resulted from collaboration between environmental studies, arts management, and graphic design.

  • Purchase College students and faculty at the Northeast Natural History Conference

    Students Present at NENHC 2023

    Six students and two faculty mentors attended the 2023 Northeast Natural History Conference in Burlington, VT in April to present their senior project research.