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    College of Science and Letters Departments

    • Applied Mathematics
    • Biological, Chemical and Physical Sciences
    • Computer Science
    • Humanities
    • Mathematics and Science Education
    • Social Sciences

    College of Science and Letters Programs

    The College offers 12 undergraduate majors; 45 graduate degrees; and 15 professional certificate programs.

    It also offers short-course programs in computer science, humanities and social sciences.

    Student Quality at the College of Science and Letters

    • Average SAT score: 1324
    • Average ACT score: 29 (Math: 30)

    Statistics of the College of Science and Letters

    • 466 undergraduates; 998 graduate students
    • 88 tenure/tenure-track faculty; 114 full-time faculty; 180 total faculty
    • 30,000 teaching hours per year
    • Second-largest academic unit at IIT in number of students and largest in faculty and teaching hours
    • About one in five IIT students earns his or her degree from the College. In addition, nearly every IIT student takes courses from the College to meet requirements for their degree.
    • The College of Science and Letters has more than 10,000 alumni all over the world.

    Research at the College of Science and Letters

    • Approximately $12 million annually (2006), or 40% of IIT's overall research volume. Of this total, about $6 million funds research in the Biological, Chemical and Physical Sciences
    • A selection of areas of research:
    • Cancer radioimmunotherapeutics (Joy Chong, BCPS)
    • Prostate cancer (Jialing Xiang, BCPS)
    • Materials and nanotechnology (Ishaque Khan, BCPS)
    • Muon ionization cooling experiment (Dan Kaplan, BCPS)
    • Corrosion studies on advanced reactor materials (Carlo Segre and Jeff Terry, BCPS)
    • Discrete applied mathematics, computational and mathematical biology, classification theory, location theory (Fred McMorris, Applied Mathematics)
    • Information storage and retrieval (Ophir Frieder, Computer Science)
    • How secondary students learn mathematics and science (Norman and Judy Lederman and others, Mathematics and Science Education Department)
    • Technical Communications (Humanities)
    • Ethics and Nanotechnology (Social Sciences)

    Growth at the College of Science and Letters

    • The College of Science and Letters is in the midst of an exciting period of expansion.
    • The number of freshmen has increased by more than 50% since 2003.

    History of the College of Science and Letters

    • The College of Science and Letters´ roots go back more than 100 years. In the 1890s, Armour Institute offered courses in science and letters that included botany, biology, history, civics, modern and ancient languages, and English. Lewis Institute, another predecessor school, had schools of liberal arts, engineering and mechanical arts, and general science.
    • In 2003, IIT administrators split the former Armour College of Engineering and Science into the two colleges, the Armour College of Engineering and the College of Science and Letters.

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