Embark on a Faith-Fueled Journey
Welcome to an exciting realm of exploration where the mysteries of the universe and the beauty of numbers come alive through the lens of faith. The School of Sciences and Math isn’t just a place of learning; it’s a pathway to discovery, driven by faith and centered around Christ’s teachings.
Your Adventure Awaits
Picture a world where every equation solved, every experiment conducted, and every scientific concept understood brings you closer to unraveling the intricate tapestry of creation. Here at the School of Sciences and Math, you’ll be part of an exhilarating journey that marries the wonders of science with a Christ-centered education. It’s like peering through a microscope and seeing the intricate design of the world, all while deepening your understanding.
Unveil the Wonders
Imagine delving into the mysteries of the natural world, deciphering the language of molecules, and exploring the hidden patterns of life with faith as your compass. Engage in scientific inquiry that not only challenges your intellect but enriches your spiritual understanding. Through this exploration, you’ll witness the harmony between faith and the laws that govern our universe, gaining a profound insight into the intricate masterpiece created by God.
Expressing Insights, Guided by Faith
Visualize yourself presenting your scientific findings, backed by solid evidence and driven by the faith that fuels your understanding. At the School of Sciences and Math, your intellectual prowess finds a platform to shine, and your discoveries are a testament to the harmony between scientific exploration and faith in Christ. Whether it’s solving complex equations or conducting experiments, you’ll express your insights with a faith-filled perspective that resonates with the teachings of Christ.
Mentors Who Walk Alongside
Meet your mentors, not just as educators but as companions on your academic journey. They’re here to guide you through the fascinating world of scientific exploration while encouraging you to align your discoveries with the principles of Christ-centered learning. With their support, you’ll discover how your faith can be interwoven with scientific pursuits, leading to a deeper understanding of both the natural world and your spiritual beliefs.
Learning Beyond the Classroom, Nurtured by Faith
Imagine engaging in spirited discussions with fellow students, collaborating on projects that bridge various scientific disciplines, and attending thought-provoking events that showcase the wonders of the universe, all while strengthening your faith. Through lectures that challenge your intellect and workshops that refine your critical thinking, you’ll experience an approach to education that goes beyond textbooks.
Join the Faith-Filled Exploration
The School of Sciences and Math is your invitation to dive into the realm of discovery, where faith and science converge to offer a unique perspective on the world around us. As you delve into the mysteries of the cosmos, analyze intricate patterns, and uncover the beauty of mathematical principles, you’ll find yourself on a journey of exploration. Join a community of learners who embrace the harmony between science and faith, and embark on a path that not only broadens your horizons but also deepens your walk with Christ.
Get ready to uncover the wonders that await you at the School of Sciences and Math.
Areas of Study
- Health Fitness Specialist (HFS), American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM)
- Certified Strength & Conditioning Specialist (CSCS), National Strength & Conditioning Association (NSCA)
- Certified Health Education Specialist (CHES), National Commission for Health Education Credentialing
- Certified Special Populations Specialist (CSPS), National Strength and Conditioning Association (NSCA)
- Functional Movement Screening (FMS-cert), Functional Movement Systems
- Senior Fitness Specialist (SFS), National Academy of Sports Medicine (NASM)
- Fitness Nutrition Specialist (FNS), American Council on Exercise (ACE)
Faculty & Staff
H. Paul Thompson, Jr., Ph.D.
Dean of the College of Humanities and Sciences
Chair of the Department of History
Professor of History
Dr. H. Paul Thompson, Jr. received his doctorate in American history from Emory University and a Certificate in Nonprofit Management from Duke University. He is a diversity fellow of The Riley Institute at Furman University and an alum of Leadership Greenville class 44. Prior to teaching at NGU, Thompson had a 13-year career as a public school teacher and taught history at Lander University. His teaching and research interests include the 19th-century temperance movement, African American history, and the history of Christianity in America. He is also the 2015 NGU recipient of the Excellence in Teaching Award, given by the South Carolina Independent Colleges & Universities. He is author of A Most Stirring and Significant Episode: Religion and the Rise and Fall of Prohibition in Black Atlanta, 1865-1887 and articles in various encyclopedias. Thompson also considers himself a foodie and enjoys eating at fine restaurants and traveling in his spare time.
Marti J. Glass, Ph.D.
Director of Adult and Professional programs in the School of Social and Behavioral Sciences
Associate Professor of Psychology and Criminal Justice
Dr. Glass provides leadership and guidance for the NGU Online Behavioral Sciences Program. As a Licensed Professional Counselor, he brings experience and professional perspectives on mental health to the program. Dr. Glass also shares expertise from the criminal justice system as a former police officer. His work in private practice counseling has concentrated on marriage counseling, sexual/internet addictions, PTSD, and therapy for children and adolescents.