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Mission Statement

'The College of Natural Sciences will enhance the quality of life and health of the communities it serves by promoting educational, social, economic, scientific, and cultural advancement through:

  • Establishing centers of academic leadership in the fields of biology, chemistry, computer science, geology, health science, kinesiology, mathematics, nursing, and physics;
  • Meeting the emerging and identified needs of the community;
  • Developing new academic programs to meet future challenges;
  • Linking research and teaching that will benefit K-12, undergraduate and graduate education;
  • Applying interdisciplinary approaches for the solution of problems;
  • Preparing students for advanced studies;
  • Fostering camaraderie and providing a safe environment for faculty, staff, students, and administration;
  • Enabling students and faculty to achieve their full potential in their quest for learning and teaching; and,
  • Cultivating the appreciation of the relevance of the sciences in everyday life through outreach and public education.