School of Natural Sciences

Mission and Vision

Vision

"To Excel in Scientific Education and Research"

Mission

"To provide an excellent science, mathematics, and computing education through teaching, scholarship and service."

The mission is enhanced by:

  • providing programs that emphasize excellent teaching by committed, dedicated faculty;
  • providing effective mentoring for our majors so that our dedicated students can better achieve their full potential;
  • having ongoing research or creative scholarship efforts that expose our students and others to the exciting world of discovery;
  • delivering to students the benefits of analytical, communication, problem solving, and critical thinking skills that are necessary for life-long learning;
  • assuming the role of regional science, mathematical, and computing leadership through university service efforts, technical assistance to local schools, organizations, and businesses; the visiting scientist series; continuing education; and many other service-related contributions;
  • fostering an educational environment and support services where students with a wide range of abilities can receive training and become proficient in science, mathematics, and computing;
  • providing stimulating academic surroundings for traditional and non-traditional students that extend beyond the campus to encompass the entire region.

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