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Center for Student Research in the Life Sciences

Interdisciplinary Programs

Merrimack College offers students the opportunity, in conjunction with affiliated academic departments, to design their own contract majors.

Once a plan is outlined and approved, the students embark on their personalized course of study.  Contract majors have incuded Biomedical Engineering, Behavioral Biology and Psychology and Forensic Science and Criminology.  Other potential contract majors range from Computational Biomedicine and Bioinformatics to Foundations of Drug Design to Statistical Biomedicine to Environmental Science to Ecotoxicology and Bio-Ethics, to name a few.

To ensure the success of the contract major student, the Center for Student Research in the Life Sciences acts as a resource for interdisciplinary programs to:

  • supply materials, equipment and space for laboratory experiments
  • promote shared common experiences in and out of the classroom
  • promote community through a variety of co-curricular activities

Students with interests in exploring contract majors should consult the College’s Course Catalog and contact the Department Chair, Dr. Jon. Lyon..