School of
Natural and Social Sciences

The School of Natural and Social Sciences develops the whole person through contemplative learning that broadens and sharpens the intellect, deepens intuition, sparks curiosity, nourishes compassion, and embodies confidence. Our BA and MA programs in Contemplative Education, Early Childhood Education, Contemplative Psychology, Environmental Studies, Environmental Leadership, and Peace Studies provide a profound understanding of the world through the study of education, peace and social justice, psychology, sacred ecology, science, systems and service learning.

Our programs present fertile opportunities for understanding complexity, while fostering reciprocal, participatory relationships across deeply valued differences. Faculty and students work together to create a dynamic learning community that cultivates compassion. Graduates flourish in their understanding of and gentleness toward self and all beings through transformative approaches.

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