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Natural and Applied Sciences

At Bentley University, the Natural and Applied Sciences Department is at the forefront of driving innovation and shaping the future through our three key areas of emphasis: Health Industries, Sustainability Sciences and Psychology. Our cutting-edge programs provide students with a comprehensive understanding of the complex interplay between science, technology and society.

In our Health Industries programs, students explore the physical and psychological aspects of health, gaining insights into how advancements in these areas can be applied to various sectors, including human resources, organizational management, biotechnology, pharmaceuticals and health care delivery. Our Sustainability Sciences programs empower students to tackle the pressing challenges of our time, such as waste management, energy and water conservation and global climate change. By fostering a deep understanding of the intricate relationship between humans and the environment, we prepare our students to become leaders and problem-solvers in the rapidly evolving fields of sustainability and environmental sciences. Our Psychology programs delve into the fascinating world of human behavior, cognition and development, equipping students with the knowledge and skills necessary to understand and positively influence individuals and society.

Through a seamless integration of scientific theory and hands-on learning experiences across all three areas of emphasis, our courses span diverse fields such as biology, chemistry, earth and environmental science, genetics and psychology. Join us at Bentley University’s Natural and Applied Sciences Department and unlock your potential to make a positive impact on individuals, businesses and society as a whole, no matter which area of emphasis you choose to pursue.

Cranmer explores fuel cell viability with NSF grant

Extreme weather events wrought by climate change are wreaking havoc on America’s aging energy infrastructure, causing longer and more frequent power outages. Supported by a grant from the National Science Foundation, Assistant Professor Zana Cranmer is exploring the viability of solid-oxide fuel cells to improve community resilience.

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Students nominate Stoner for 2022 Cronin Award

Assistant Professor Betsy Stoner is the 2022 recipient of Bentley’s Cronin Award for Excellence in Academic Advising and Mentoring, an award based on student nominations. As Makena Romagnano ’23 explains, Stoner “goes above and beyond in every aspect of teaching and communication to make sure her students feel confident about the material and supported outside the classroom.”  


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New Major in Psychology is announced

As the pace of change in organizations, economies, and societies continues to accelerate, the ability to understand and leverage scientific knowledge about the human mind and behavior has grown increasingly more urgent.

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Center for Health and Business

The health industry is one of the largest and most expansive sectors of the economy, accounting for a significant portion of the nation's GDP. The Center for Health and Business (CHB) brings together students, faculty, alumni and corporate partners to develop innovative and sustainable solutions for this evolving industry.

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Ryan Bouldin
Associate Professor and Chair
Jennison Room 142


Doreen Mirley
Senior Academic Coordinator
Jennison Room 141