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Studies in the Sciences, Technology, Engineering, [Arts] and Math

Milligan is a private liberal arts college that provides a rich interdisciplinary education in over 100 academic programs. The college has a strong reputation in the STEM area, which is rooted in the college’s liberal arts approach to education. All students receive a broad education in the arts and sciences that prepares them to think, to inquire, and to analyze. These are critical skills needed in STEM occupations.

As populations grow, migrate, and urbanize, and as challenges of climate change and human and natural threats to society increase, we will need to achieve security and resilience through the engineering of very large systems. Such systems cannot be wisely envisioned, designed, or deployed without an understanding of society, culture, politics, economics, and communications — in other words, the very stuff of the liberal arts and also of the social sciences.

— Charles M. Vest, President Emeritus of MIT and president of the National Academy of Engineering





Milligan to host Tennessee Valley Corridor’s National Summit, May 2020

The Tennessee Valley Corridor (TVC), an award-winning regional economic development organization, has selected Milligan College as the host for the TVC National Summit in May 2020. Milligan President Dr. Bill Greer welcomed Rep. Phil Roe, TVC officials and local leaders to campus on July 2, 2019, to begin planning next year’s event.

The TVC supports the advancement of science and technology in a five-state region, including Alabama, Kentucky, North Carolina, Tennessee and Virginia. The TVC aims to increase new federal investments and more private sector opportunities in the region, and its annual National Summit advances collaboration between key institutions, organizations, businesses and political leaders.

“We’re grateful to TVC’s leadership and Congressman Roe for selecting Milligan as the location for next year’s national summit,” shared Greer. “We look forward to showcasing the region’s renowned industries, along with the natural beauty of Northeast Tennessee and our campus. As a private Christian liberal arts college with over 150 years of history in the region, we recognize that technology plays a large part in our own transformation and how we prepare students to go forward and transform their communities.”

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What I wish people understood about studying science at a small college »

by 2016 alum Kerri Beth Slaughter, now a graduate student in the biochemistry department at the University of Kentucky

How Our Students are Serving

Enjoy some articles about the work that our STEM students are doing in the region and around the globe.

More Information

For more information about these programs, please contact us:

William B. Greene, Jr. School of Business & Technology

Dr. Carolyn Carter, Associate Dean
Phone: 423.461.8670
Email: CWCarter@milligan.edu

School of Sciences & Allied Health

Dr. Melinda Collins, Associate Dean
Phone: 423.461.8656
Email: MCollins@milligan.edu