School of Natural Sciences and Mathematics

Welcome to the School of Natural Sciences and Mathematics (NAMS) at Stockton University. NAMS offers a rigorous, student-centered curriculum with emphasis on teaching and faculty-mentored student research.

Our faculty has a strong interdisciplinary interest coupled with a commitment to maintaining the strengths and standards of the traditional academic disciplines. Stockton presently grants almost 22% of all the science and mathematics undergraduate degrees among New Jersey's senior state colleges and universities. Stockton graduates in the sciences and mathematics have a high success rate in graduate and professional school admissions, as well as securing employment within their areas of study.


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Alliance for Environmental Education for inclusion in Edeucation for the Earth: A guide to Top Environmental Studies Program

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Alumni Success

As a student, I was involved in the mapping of the Robert J. Walker through the New Jersey Benthic Studies class taught by Dr. Peter Straub (now Dean Peter Straub). I was one of three students on the project, and was able to get amazing experience working with ROVV and multibeam. The experience I have in that class made me fall in love with research. I even got the opportunity to present the research for NOAA and the Explorers club.

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Chelsea Shields
Chelsea Shields
B.A. Marine Science '15

During my junior year, I had the opportunity to use the forest on Stockton's campus as a living classroom. Stockton University is the first public land in the New Jersey Pinelands to have a comprehensive forest management plan, and I was one of the lucky few who played a role in its inception.

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Emily Dolhansky
Emily Dolhansky
B.S. Environmental Science, Minor in Writing '15

I'm pursuing a Physics Ph.D. at Purdue University. It is funny to meet students from other institutions and learn that they were never prepared on how to give a talk, how to participate in research, or how to pursue their interests beyond a set list of courses. While I have much to learn, Stockton has greatly helped me know how to present, how to write, and introduced me to the many topics I've grown to love.

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Jared Bland
Jared Bland
B.S. Applied Physics Minor Writing
B.S. Mathematics '15

The program was excellent and provided me with the foundational knowledge needed to pursue my Master's degree in forestry at Yale University. I would especially recommend the program to any motivated individuals interested in earning a degree to enhance their career and/or individuals seeking a higher education degree.

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Vinh Lang
Vinh Lang
B.S. Environmental Science,
Minor Writing '13

NAMS in the News

  • Graduate Research Symposium; Graduate classes scheduled only on Monday evenings from 6-9:50 PM do not meet - December 6
  • Fall term ends - December 10
  • Finals week - December 13 -17
  • Term Ends - December 17
  • Grades due for graduating students by 12 noon - December 20
  • Grades due for non-graduating students by 5 PM - December 22
  • Holiday break; University closed - December 24 - January 2
  • New Year's Day Holiday - December 31