2022-2023 Academic Catalog 
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2022-2023 Academic Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

James E. Hurley School of Science and Mathematics

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Mission Statement

The James E. Hurley School of Science and Mathematics seeks

  • to equip students for the pursuit of excellence and life-long learning in Science and Mathematics,
  • to prepare students for success in post-graduate programs (e.g., medical school, dental school, etc), and
  • to seek truth through the integration of faith and knowledge, thereby cultivating a deep appreciation and sense of responsibility for the Creation.

Vision Statement

Christ-centered. Scientifically sound. The James E. Hurley School of Science and Mathematics seeks to maintain and improve the effectiveness of the science courses and the mathematics courses offered in the Common Core in the curriculum. This college also seeks to provide quality courses in its departments which will prepare students for further study and careers in their chosen fields. The James E. Hurley School of Science and Mathematics seeks to incorporate the use of appropriate technologies in its courses and to provide its students with opportunities to learn and practice problem-solving skills so that they will better be able to adapt their skills to those needed in a changing world. The division seeks to validate the quality of its programs through internal assessment, through monitoring the success of its graduates, and through recognition of these programs by peers and accrediting institutions.


With the exception of Mathematics, all other degree programs in the James E. Hurley School of Science and Mathematics are Areas of Specialization instead of traditional majors. As such, they do not require a student to have a minor. An Area of Specialization includes more credits than a traditional major and combines courses from disciplines that are pre-requisites or co-requisites to the focus of specialization.

Dean of Business, Health Science, and Education

Larinee Dennis
Co-Interim Provost

B.S.E., Hannibal-LaGrange College, 2001
M.S.E., University of Missouri, 2003
Ph.D., New Mexico State University, 2013



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