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Sara PeckAlumna Begins Ph.D after Publishing Scientific Papers
With two publications in a scientific journal under her belt, and a third under consideration for being published, Sara Peck ’17 is off to a great start at Utah State University, where she has begun a five-year Ph.D program in behavior analysis. “The psychology department at MCLA truly nurtures and motivates its students.” ... Read More

Alex SwitzerSenior Serves Engineering Internship, Develops Computer Game
In high school, Alexander Switzer ’18 of Brooklyn, N.Y., found humanities far easier than math, so he never thought of studying computer science in college. That is, until he arrived at MCLA. About to start his senior year, he just wrapped up an internship with General Dynamics in Pittsfield, and co-develops a zombie survival sandbox game. ...Read More

TripsIt’s Time to Think about Travel: Sign Up for 2018 Courses Today!
It’s not too soon to think about a travel course, which features on-site learning during Spring Break 2018. Next year’s options are plentiful and diverse, with courses that will have students headed to the American South, Arizona and San Francisco, Calif., as well as overseas – to Cuba, the Caribbean, England, France and Japan. ...Read More

New Majors home pageMCLA's Biology Department Adds Majors in Health Sciences, Community Health Education
MCLA is the first public institution in the state to offer the new Health Sciences major – to prepare students for careers in physical therapy, nursing, or as a physician’s assistant or an occupational therapist. The campus also added the Community Health Education major, which addresses a growing demand for health care educators. ...Read More


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