Jun 22, 2024  
2022-2023 Undergraduate & Graduate Catalog 
2022-2023 Undergraduate & Graduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Henson School of Science and Technology

Dr. Michael S. Scott, Dean
Dr. Mark W. Muller, Associate Dean

Henson Science Hall Room 201

Lacie Doyle, Advising Services Coordinator
Blackwell Hall, Academic Advising Center • 410-548-7711


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School Information

The mission of the Richard A. Henson School of Science and Technology is to provide an outstanding student-centered learning environment in which expert faculty empower students with knowledge and skills in the sciences, mathematics and engineering. The Henson School prides itself in recruiting diverse faculty and students and providing a highly collaborative environment in the classroom, laboratory, field and clinical settings. Additionally, the Henson School collaborates with employers and post-graduate institutions in order to support successful career pathways for its graduates. Within Henson School majors, students develop the knowledge and skills they need to function as professionals within their disciplines and as informed citizens.

The curricula provide sound foundations for science, mathematics and computer science majors and include courses supporting the University’s General Education mission. In addition to its integral role in liberal arts education, the school provides core courses in science for several programs in other schools at the University.

Students in the Henson School of Science and Technology work closely with their advisors on coursework, program planning and career development. In addition to traditional majors in the sciences, students can select from a variety of interdisciplinary, dual-degree and pre-professional programs. Students are encouraged to engage in undergraduate research projects, internships and cooperative learning experiences. Faculty coordinators are available in each department to assist students in arranging internships and co-op experiences. Graduates from the school typically begin careers in science, technology and secondary education or continue their education in graduate or professional schools.

There are several scholarships for students enrolled in majors in the Henson School of Science and Technology. The endowment of the school established the Richard A. Henson Scholars Program. These scholarships are available to high ability students majoring in any department within the school and can be renewed annually. More information is available in the “Financial Aid ” section.

Specific programs within the Henson School of Science and Technology are accredited by the following professional organizations:

American Chemical Society Committee on Professional Training

Richard A. Henson, founder and chairman of Henson Aviation, endowed the School of Science in 1988 creating the Richard A. Henson School of Science and Technology. An avid pilot, he founded the Henson Flying Service in his hometown of Hagerstown, MD, in 1931 when he was only 21 years old. During World War II he was a test pilot for Fairchild Industries in Hagerstown, then developing and manufacturing training and fighting planes for the nation’s wartime flyers. After the war he turned his ideas and expertise as a flyer toward civil aviation and in 1967 started the first commuter service for Allegheny Airlines connecting Hagerstown to Baltimore and Washington, D.C. In 1981 he moved his corporate headquarters to Salisbury describing this as “the model commuter city in the United States.” After a period of phenomenal growth he sold the airline to Piedmont Aviation Inc. in 1983, which in turn was bought out by USAir in 1987. Over the years, Henson has given numerous substantial financial gifts to other local educational institutions as well as the YMCA, the Boy Scouts of America, the Peninsula Regional Medical Center and the Greater Salisbury Committee. The Richard A. Henson Foundation made a generous gift to support the recently established Richard A. Henson Foundation Medical Simulation Center at Salisbury University.

Henson School Course Repeat Policy

Students may repeat courses offered by the Henson School of Science and Technology one time at SU without special permission.This policy applies to all undergraduate courses offered in the Henson School of Science and Technology. Details for the policy are found in Appendices  F.


    Bachelor of ScienceUndergraduate MinorsUpper-Division Certificate