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Science and Technology: Understand the forces that move the world

Advances in science and technology are happening at a breathtaking pace and affect our daily lives in so many ways.  Even the humanities majors among us need to understand this process of change and the emerging challenges that impact our society and our planet.

For non-science majors, this is the program that gives you the knowledge, tools and insights to participate in the public debate around subjects like energy, environment and health­­––and to make informed decisions about issues that will move our world.

Preparing informed citizens The Science and Technology Literacy program is the science component of Iona’s core curriculum. Designed for non-science majors, the program will give you a strong foundation in the natural sciences, enabling you to effectively communicate scientific concepts, evaluate information and advance personal and societal solutions.

Courses are interdisciplinary and emphasize the contemporary, societal dimensions of their topics. In addition to a foundation course in Matter, Energy, Life and Systems, you may choose among other courses on themes such as Exercise Science or Computer Music to fulfill your requirement.

We focus on the process of science with the goal of enhancing your critical thinking and problem-solving skills, while developing your communication and leadership abilities, as you become an active, engaged citizen of the world.

Leading the conversation

Iona’s program has been cited as an exemplary science curriculum by the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) and Project 2061, Science for All Americans. In addition to our innovative core curriculum for non-science majors, we also provide a campus-wide forum for discussion of these issues:
  • The Thomas G. Bullen, CFC, Memorial Lecture Series in Science and Technology:  This program brings Nobel Laureates and world-famous scientists to the Iona College campus to discuss a variety of topics from DNA structure to Higgs Boson particles. These thought-provoking presentations are then integrated into the classroom, further supporting rich and robust learning.