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The Herbert W. Boyer School of Natural Sciences, Mathematics and Computing

The Herbert W. Boyer School of Natural Sciences, Mathematics and Computing offers undergraduate and graduate students a rigorous, integrated curriculum grounded in the founding principles of the Catholic and Benedictine tradition. These principles create an environment for study characterized by mutual respect, personal attention and open dialogue. The School emphasizes creative and logical problem solving, active learning, opportunities for research and co-curricular activities that stimulate personal growth and intellectual development which enable graduates to pursue careers in their chosen disciplines and contribute to the advancement of these fields of study.

Why Choose Us

  • Over the last five years 80% of our students who applied to medical schools (allopathic or osteopathic) were accepted.
  • From our 2015-16 graduating class, 97% of Boyer School Graduates who responded to a survey are employed in their fields or in graduate school.
  • Boyer School Graduates have been offered graduate assistantships at institutions such as Brown, Cornell, Carnegie Mellon, Columbia, Duke, Johns Hopkins, Michigan, Ohio State, Notre Dame, Minnesota, Virginia Tech, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Maryland and William and Mary. Our students have also interned in medical and animal hospitals, Supercomputing Centers, the Pittsburgh Zoo and PPG Aquarium and pharmaceutical companies.
  • Students in the Boyer School are required to complete an undergraduate research project, design project or capstone course depending on their major. These experiences provide the student with the opportunities to work closely with our faculty in well-resourced, modern laboratories or in outdoor research venues such as the Winnie Palmer Nature Reserve or on-campus wetlands.
  • We are housed in the beautiful Sis and Herman Dupré Science Pavilion which, in the Fall of 2012, saw the completion of a $40 Million renovation. The building is LEED certified Gold and was designed with input from our faculty. Throughout the design phase one consistent theme was that of: Building Natural Science Communities a theme that emerged from Project Kaleidoscope, one of the leading advocates in the United States for what works in building and sustaining strong undergraduate programs in the fields of science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM). 

  • The  addition to the Dupré Pavilion, the $5.3 million James F. Will Engineering and Biomedical Sciences Hall, was completed in the Fall of 2017 and will further solidify our leadership in the sciences.