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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Pick Your Pathway

Pick Your Pathway

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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Student Stories

Valerie Neuhausser '22

Biology, Environmental Science

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"What makes the ESS unique is that learning is done in the field which allows you to physically see and understand concepts and processes. I found that this immersive style of learning is far more effective than a traditional in-class science course and has improved my understanding of the natural world and my ability to think like a scientist."

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Jacob Huberdeau '22

Environmental Science

"I assisted Dr. Green in an attempt to find a solution to the issue of dissolving juvenile clam shells due to acidification of ocean water. On a larger scale, the work we have started has potential to progress into a way to decrease juvenile bivalve mortality in the future. This effect would help to increase the number of bivalves surviving to adulthood where they can be harvested for food."

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Safa Al kinani '21

Biology

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"I've been looking into the sealing ability of three different types of commonly used dental composites. One of the major results indicated that the use of the correct filling material for the right condition determines the success of the restoration. These findings encourage us to understand the complexity behind dental health care, as well as why dental hygiene is so crucial to avoid larger losses."

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Shaylee Davis '21

Environmental Science + Marine Science

"I'm conducting lake sediment chemistry experiments for the Long Pond Association to determine if the amount of phosphorus in a local lake is detrimental to the natural ecosystem. The LPA's goal is to acquire a permit to mitigate algae problems. This research can have a large impact on our environment, if applied widely, to combat the growing prevalence and problem of lake phosphorus."

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Valerie Neuhausser '22

Biology, Environmental Science

Valerie1 Valerie Neuhausser

"What makes the ESS unique is that learning is done in the field which allows you to physically see and understand concepts and processes. I found that this immersive style of learning is far more effective than a traditional in-class science course and has improved my understanding of the natural world and my ability to think like a scientist."

Valerie2 SJC ESS Pemaquid 019 HR

Jacob Huberdeau '22

Environmental Science

Jacob1 Jacob Huberdeau Oct2019 097 HR

"I assisted Dr. Green in an attempt to find a solution to the issue of dissolving juvenile clam shells due to acidification of ocean water. On a larger scale, the work we have started has potential to progress into a way to decrease juvenile bivalve mortality in the future. This effect would help to increase the number of bivalves surviving to adulthood where they can be harvested for food."

Jacob2 CWnek StJosephs Academic 018 HR

Safa Al kinani '21

Biology

Safa1 Safa Al kinani1

"I've been looking into the sealing ability of three different types of commonly used dental composites. One of the major results indicated that the use of the correct filling material for the right condition determines the success of the restoration. These findings encourage us to understand the complexity behind dental health care, as well as why dental hygiene is so crucial to avoid larger losses."

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Shaylee Davis '21

Environmental Science + Marine Science

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"I'm conducting lake sediment chemistry experiments for the Long Pond Association to determine if the amount of phosphorus in a local lake is detrimental to the natural ecosystem. The LPA's goal is to acquire a permit to mitigate algae problems. This research can have a large impact on our environment, if applied widely, to combat the growing prevalence and problem of lake phosphorus."

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Science Scholarship

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.

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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.

Biology/Pre-Optometry

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.

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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

Faculty

Lucas Bernacki
Lucas BernackiAssociate Professor
Camilla Fecteau Bridge
Camilla Fecteau BridgeInstructor
Yolanda Brooks
Yolanda BrooksAssistant Professor
Lenore DiFiore
Lenore DiFioreAssistant 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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