Where exploration meets preparation.

Welcome to the Sciences at Saint Joseph’s College of Maine. Nestled in the learning laboratory of Maine, we are a community of scientists who will help you grow, from classroom to coastline, lab to lakeside, and every opportunity in between. Our caring, excellent faculty will guide you from your first class to your career path, preparing you to make your impact on the world. We can’t wait to meet you.

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Semester. 10 weeks. 10 students.
The scientific adventure of a lifetime.

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Our Immersive Approach

No matter where you’re studying science at Saint Joseph’s College of Maine, your experience will be hands-on, collaborative, and connected to the world around us. Join us to see how our adventurous curriculum can launch your career as a leader and a scientist.

Environmental Science Semester

Immerse yourself in the community practice of field science for an entire semester. Make friends for life over the course of a 10-week “study anear” expedition to some of the most spectacular field laboratories in New England.

Research at SJC

Chemistry for the Community. Biology Research and Seminar. COVID wastewater testing. Sebago Lake research. Antibiotic studies. At SJC, we invite you to dive into real-world research on day one. So don’t wait. Just roll up your sleeves and get science started.

Geology in the Southwest

Journey to the American Southwest – Utah, Arizona, Nevada, and Death Valley. Discover fossils in the Grand Canyon. Climb a 1000 year old volcanic cinder cone. Camp in Zion National Park. A desert exploration where stunning rock formations meet the big sky.

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Science Scholarships

National Science Foundation Scholarship

Students interested in biology, biochemistry, chemistry, environmental science, and marine science can earn four years of scholarship. Gain valuable field work, conferences, and research experiences.


Growing Future STEM Teachers in Maine

Students interested in teaching STEM & secondary education can earn a 2-year tuition scholarship with ongoing professional development and more. Recipients commit to teaching for four years in a high-need school district after completion of the program.


CASE Scholars

Students committed to environmental issues and community service during their high school years are eligible for this scholarship. You’ll also join an exciting community-based learning program while pursuing a minor in sustainability studies and/or leadership and community engagement — increasing your service and leadership skills.


Pre-Medical Programs and Partnerships

Saint Joseph’s scientists can take advantage of a variety of specialized programs, partnerships, and articulation agreements that focus your study of Biology and advance your career path.

Medical Biology

Students in the Medical Biology major may concentrate their coursework in one of the following areas: Pre-Medical Science, Pre-Dentistry, Pre-Pharmacy, or Pre-Veterinary Medicine, as well as preparing for a graduate degree in one of the basic fields of biology, such as ecology, microbiology or physiology.


Saint Joseph’s College has an articulation agreement with the Pennsylvania College of Optometry to offer a 3+4 cooperative program in Biology/Pre-Optometry. Earn your BS in Biology in three years at SJC, before spending four years earning your O.D. at Pennsylvania College of Optometry.

Biology/Pre-Physician’s Assistant

The Pre-Physician Assistant program provides prerequisite coursework for students planning to pursue a graduate physician assistant’s program.

Medical Biology/Pre-Pharmacy

Our partnership with the University of New England provides qualified SJC Medical Biology with a path to admission to UNE’s College of Pharmacy.


Recent Employers

  • Pfizer

  • Dartmouth Hitchcock Hospital

  • Abbott Labs

  • Maine Medical Center

  • Idexx Lab

  • Department of Agriculture, Conservation, and Forestry

  • Stoneledge Animal Hospital

  • State of Maine

  • NorDx Labs


Lucas Bernacki
Lucas BernackiAssociate Professor
Camilla Fecteau Bridge
Camilla Fecteau BridgeInstructor
Yolanda Brooks
Yolanda BrooksAssistant Professor
Lenore DiFiore
Lenore DiFioreAssistant Professor
Ryan Dorland
Ryan DorlandAssistant Professor
Johan Erikson
Johan EriksonProfessor
Yi Jin Kim Gorske
Yi Jin Kim GorskeAssistant Professor
Mark Green
Mark GreenProfessor
Steven Jury
Steven JuryAssociate Professor
Emily Lesher
Emily LesherAssociate Professor, Chair
James Paruk
James ParukProfessor
Greg Teegarden
Greg TeegardenProfessor

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Application Deadlines

Nov. 15


Feb. 1