The Marshall Conant Science Building houses BSU's programs in biology, chemistry and physics.
Construction has begun on a $98.7 million expansion and renovation which will transform the Conant Science Building into a new Math and Science Center by the fall of 2012. (See related story)
BSU's location is a major advantage for biology students conducting field work and ecological studies. Diverse habitats such as bays, salt-marshes, sandy beaches, rocky shores, estuaries, bogs, freshwater ponds, streams, swamps, pine groves, marshes and rivers can all be found less than an hour away.
The Marshall Conant Science Building was opened in 1964, and is named for the school's second principal. The science building houses classrooms, laboratories, a lecture hall, and a host of modern equipment, including a Zeiss Electron Microscope and aviation flight simulators.
BSU is one of the few Massachusetts public institutions with a functioning observatory of its own. It boasts a new telescope that takes digital images of celestial objects.