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At Nazareth, Peckham Hall gives new meaning to the words "lab work." This state-of-the-art facility has 20 labs filled with next-generation equipment.

Undergraduate Majors

Meredith Rasey

Early Acceptance to Medical School Excites Meredith Rasey ‘21

Being accepted early to medical school means no MCATs, great peace of mind, and time to take undergrad electives to develop her interests, says Meredith Rasey '21. Another bonus of choosing Nazareth: A SPARK Grant from the College made it possible for her to pursue a 6-week pre-med summer program in Chile — where she observed childbirth and realized she wants to specialize in obstetrics. Read Meredith's story >

Erich D'Eredita in science lab

SPARK Grants help fund hands-on learning

"There's a joy in finding information that hasn't been known before," says biology major Erich D'Eredita '20, who spent 6 weeks on campus in the summer analyzing the caloric value and composition of northern crayfish. The role was paid, but commuting from home would have been an obstacle — until he got on-campus housing at very low cost through Nazareth's SPARK Grant program. He would love to research the way life exists in the Great Lakes or Finger Lakes area — where he's from — and find a way to remove contaminants that are inhibiting life. "That's what I want to do. I've always loved nature."

Nazareth SPARK Grants help make great student experiences possible >

Shane Fuentes with sixth-graders in Taiwan

My Best Four Years

Faculty guidance, alumni connections, global internships, national conferences, and service trips provided transformational experiences that prepared Shane Fuentes '18 for a top med school — and a Fulbright year in Asia.

Read more in Shane Fuentes' words »

Kelsey Quigley '16, math major

Space Junk & NFL Math

Math major Kelsey Quigley ’16 did math research as an undergrad, presented at national conferences, and learned  from mathematicians from around the world. Read about Quigley's experience »


Street Med

Biochem/pre-med alum Moudi Hubeishy '14 envisioned and launched a street medicine outreach effort while in medical school.

Student researchers with test tubes at Rochester's Lower Falls

Cutting-edge Science

Biology and toxicology majors presented their environmental research at a prestigious international conference, an opportunity usually limited to graduate students. One ongoing Nazareth research project seeks to solve the toxic blue-green algae problem that closes Lake Ontario beaches to swimmers. Read story »

Laura Herman '18

Insights about Math and Myself

Laura Herman '18 loves both math and psychology — so double majors in both. Dr. Matt Koetz, math program chairperson, has been a mentor who has guided her to insights about math, about herself, and about the world overall — and "realization of what I'm capable of." Read about Herman's experience.

Research Projects

Research is a critical part of the undergraduate experience. Unlike at larger universities, Nazareth enables students to begin faculty-partnered research as early as your first year. Examples of research by department:

Melissa Wilkinson

Protecting people through toxicology

Melissa Wilkinson's toxicology internship and major have prepared her for a career protecting people from toxic substances.

Yousuf George, Ph.D., math professor at Nazareth College

Creative + Collaborative + Beautiful = Math

Math shouldn't be about memorizing and applying formulas, says Yousuf George, Ph.D., associate professor of mathematics. It should be hands-on inquiry, discovery, and solving problems. Read his essay on the math revolution.

Peckham Hall

    State-of-the-art facilities rank Nazareth among the top 20 for science labs, says Princeton Review.
    Rebecca Morley

    Translating Environmental Research Into Action

    Instead of becoming a doctor, Rebecca Morley '94 has worked on environmental health research, policy, and advocacy — helping protect the health of many more people.

    Thomas Caprio, Nazareth College, Rochester, NY

    The Art of Medicine

    Dr. Thomas Caprio '96medical director of Visiting Nurse Service and associate professor of medicine/geriatrics at the University of Rochester Medical Center, shares his approach to person-centered care.

    Why I Teach by Math Prof. Heather Lewis

    Heather Lewis, Ph.D. shares her interest in different applications of math and encourages her students to do the same in Why I Teach

    CARS, Nazareth College

    Research at Nazareth

    Students from an array of majors come together to present research and projects during the annual Creative Activity and Research Showcase.

    Stephen Tajc in the laboratory

    Small Molecule, Big Discovery

    Professor Stephen Tajc, Ph.D., is investigating a scientific approach that could address ecological problems linked to hydrofracking.

    Study Abroad

    From France to Japan to Australia to Peru and beyond, Nazareth offers both short- and long-term study abroad programs.

    Anne Pysnik, Nazareth College

    CDC Internship

    A prestigious internship with the Center for Disease Control helped Anne Pysnik '15 figure out her interests and future career goals.

    Clubs and Organizations

    • Math Club
    • Pre-Health Professionals Club
    • Science Club

    View the full list of Student Engagement clubs and organizations »

    Goodwel Nzou, Nazareth College

    The Right Chemistry

    From Zimbabwe's most prestigious high school, to touring in Europe and North America, to Naz. Learn more about Goodwell Nzou '15, who went on to graduate school at Wake Forest University in the molecular and cellular biosciences program.

    Chris Redmond

    Bassoon, Biochemistry, and Law School

    Professors, experiences, and self-discipline have shaped Chris Redmond’s journey from music to science to law.

    Interested in Teaching?

    Students in math, biology, and chemistry programs can double major in an education program to become initially certified as a teacher.



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