T.J.R. FAULKNER COLLEGE OF SCIENCE & TECHNOLOGY
T.J.R. Faulkner College of Science & Technology was established on June 1,
1974, when the curriculum of the Division of Science was merged with technical
offerings in architecture, engineering, and geology.
to this time, the Division of Science, precursor to the College, functioned semi-autonomously
under the umbrella of Liberia College, now the College of Social Sciences and
Humanities, and operated on a two-fold basis. Firstly, it offered courses in mathematics,
the general biological and physical sciences for the College of Social Sciences
and Humanities and College of Business and Public Administration. It also serviced
the W.V.S. Tubman Teachers' College, College of Agriculture and Forestry and the
Medical College In providing pre-requisite requirements for those Colleges. Secondly,
it offered a coherent program of study within the four major areas of concentration
namely: biology, chemistry, mathematics and physics. After the initiation of the
engineering and geology program, the college now offers a four-year degree program
as before In biology, chemistry, mathematics and physics, and a five-year degree
program in civil engineering, electrical engineering, mining engineering and geology.
After a one year trial period, the architectural curriculum was dropped. As in
the past, the College continues to service students of the W.V.S. Tubman Teachers'
College and the College of Agriculture and Forestry which require their students
to take basic science courses as pre-requisite requirements for those colleges'
offerings. Additionally, the A.M. Dogliotti College of Medicine has a prescribed
two-year pre-medical curriculum which must be completed in the college before
entry to that college. The engineering and geology program had its first graduates
1968, the A.M. Dogliotti College of Medicine was established and in 1974, the
Division of Science which had functioned as awing of the College of Liberal &
Fine Arts - now Liberia College (Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences), was
elevated to the TJ.R. Faulkner College of Science and Technology.
with some of the years of UNESCO's activities, the Liberian and Israeli Governments
bilaterally established a pre-engineering program In 1956 designed to serve as
preparatory step toward the establishment of an engineering program. This project
phased out because there was no further financial support from the Israeli Government
and neither financial nor human resources were forthcoming in support of the plan
from the Liberian Government, the project unfortunately was forced to fold.
PRESENT TRENDS IN THE SCIENCES AT THE UNIVERSITY
broad goals and objectives of the College succinctly stated are as follows: