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What interests you?

From the molecular level to the level of ecological communities, the programs and faculty expertise in the Division of Natural Sciences at Maryville College are structured to give you the tools you need for success in whatever career you choose.

The program at Maryville College is designed to give you intellectual training and hands-on experience in modern science topics. Science is an active, creative process. We provide a variety of opportunities for you to do science, in the lab, in the field, in on- and off-campus internships, and abroad.

Courses, internships, seminars and the senior study program are all designed to put knowledge and experience about science in your hands. Through these programs, you will understand the value of exploration and acquire the problem-solving skills necessary to become an active contributor to the scientific body of knowledge.

Research & Field Work

Maryville College is an institutional member of the Council on Undergraduate Research. Through several major research facilities, arrangements are made for superior students to participate in state-of-the-art scientific investigations and experience a professional research environment. The National Science Foundation supports a large number of summer undergraduate research programs, both on and off campus, in the areas of biology, chemistry, biochemistry, computer science, mathematics, and physics.  Maryville’s own Undergraduate Science Education and Research Institute provides internship experiences for students in lab and field studies throughout the year.

Close to the College campus, the Oak Ridge National Laboratory also affords Maryville students the chance to participate in a variety of short-term and summer research. Exceptional Maryville students may also conduct research in the University of Tennessee’s Biochemistry, Cellular, and Molecular Biology departments on the Knoxville campus. The nearby Great Smoky Mountains National Park and Cherokee National Forest also provide students with a rich resource for ecological and other field studies. 

Highlights & Outcomes

Learn more about what some of our current students and recent graduates are doing! Check out the programs of study pages to see profiles, outcomes data and exemplary Senior Studies. You also can read about internship and job opportunities that students have experienced as part of our unique Maryville College Works program.