College of Science and allied Health Biology Chemistry Environmental Science Forensic Science Program Public Health Vision: The College of Science and Allied Health aspires to be the global center of excellence in science and allied health education, research and practice. Mission: The program is to: Develop students’ knowledge and skills in the natural sciences, Build professional capacity in the health and educational sectors, and Be distinguished nationally through teaching and research activities. Core Goals: On an annual basis we strive to achieve: Successful accreditation across all programs Timely graduation across all programs First time graduate exam and board passage scores to meet or exceed the national norm Graduating compassionate, culturally sensitive, competent scientists, and health practitioners A culturally, and geographically diverse, high caliber, student population of high integrity MAJORS CONCENTRATIONS MINORS Biology Biomedical Science Chemistry Environmental Science Environmental Health Chemistry Environmental Science Conservation & Management Biology DEPARTMENT OF BIOLOGY Goals/Objectives The curriculum is generally designed to: Provide fundamentals of modern biological concepts, principles, and theories. Provide scientific problem-solving methodology. Prepare students for graduate work in the biological sciences. Prepare students for entry into health-related fields such as medicine, pharmacy, dentistry, nursing and others. SPECIFIC OBJECTIVES: The Biology Program of Study seeks to: Prepare graduates for professional careers or further education in graduate programs; Ensure graduates’ proficiency and competence in the biomedical or environmental sciences Promote leadership, critical thinking skills, and information literacy, and Prepare students to earn a BSc in Biology with concentration in premedical or environmental biology. Program Description This program is customized for potential careers in the life or medical sciences. It will satisfy the requirement for BSc in biology, the minimum requirements for entry into medical schools, or advanced studies in the life sciences. It introduces students to contemporary areas in biology and affords them a competitive academic edge. It also enhances students’ readiness for the science community, increases their chances for employment or admission to graduate and professional schools, and boosts their contribution to national development. REQUIREMENT FOR A DEGREE IN BIOLOGY-(138 CREDIT HOURS) General Education Credit Hours 43 College Requirement Credit Hours 18 Core Requirement Credit Hours 45 Electives Total Credit Hours 10 Minor (6 COURSES) Credit Hours 22 College of Science and allied Health Biology Chemistry Environmental Science Forensic Science Program Public Health Sarwee Joe-Wia Sarwee Ph.D.I am Dr. Sarwee Joe-Wia Faeflen, Dean of the College of Science and Allied Health at the African Methodist Episcopal University in Liberia. I obtained a BSc Degree Zoology, Master Degree in Environmental Science, and PhD Degree in Soil Science. I am specialized in soil and environmental science investigative programing, Science education, Geotech analysis, water and sanitation, food security, especially value-chain coordination, and disaster risk management. My vast experience working with vulnerable communities and in academia has caused me to appreciate and encourage team work embracing the culture of evidence-based and community-based agricultural, environmental science, health and WASH management, geo-technical decision making program planning and implementation strengthened through research, existing and new collaborations and innovations Conversely, I have published seven scientific research papers including a MSc thesis “The Biotic Agents Responsible for Nitrification in the Pine Stand in Jinyun Mountain, Chongqing” published in the Southwest University Journal in 2013, poster “Which Biotic Agent Responsible for Ammonia Oxidation in the Pine Forest Stand of Jinyun Mountain, Chongqing” posted on the Global Soil Science Conference Bulletin in 2014 in South Korea, a manuscript “Manganese oxide affects nitrification and ammonia oxidizers in subtropical and temperate acid forest soils” published in the Catena Journal in 2015, the second manuscript “Effect of iron oxide on nitrification in two agricultural soils with different pH” published in Biogeosciences Journal published in 2016, the third manuscript “Autotrophic and Heterotrophic Nitrification in a Highly Acidic Subtropical Pine Forest Soil” published in the Pedosphere Journal in 2016, Moreover, a PhD thesis “Microbial Community Structure, Carbon and Nitrogen Mineralization and Nitrification in the Drawdown Zone of the Three Gorges Reservoir Region” was published in the Southwest University Journal in 2017, and my fourth manuscript “Redox-driven shifts in soil microbial community structure in the drawdown zone after construction of the Three Gorges Dam” was recently published in the Soil Ecology Letter Journal in 2019. With the understanding that science and health education is critical for effective scientific literacy, socio-economic growth, sustainability, and transformation to build a strong human capital, I have cultivated the passion to contribute to academia in Liberia ensuring young men and women do not only become expert in science education but also inspire to become science leader for better socio-economic development in Liberia.