Message from the Dean
In the College of Natural Sciences and Mathematics, we are proud to prepare our students for professional careers and to pursue higher degrees in the sciences and mathematics. We have a long history of providing our students with hands-on, laboratory and field-based experiences where our students not only learn concepts but put these concepts into practice. A typical graduate of our science departments will have completed between 500 and 1,000 hours of laboratory or fieldwork. We emphasize inquiry-based learning in our programs and work to ensure that our students develop the needed critical thinking skills to excel in the professional workplace or the pursuit of higher academic degrees. Our students also receive extensive training in communicating their ideas, orally and in writing. We encourage our undergraduates to work on real world research problems and each semester hundreds of them can be found working side-by-side with faculty mentors in the laboratory or field.
Our motto is "Exploration by Inquiry and Learning Through Discovery".
Graduates from our programs in Biological Science, Chemistry and Biochemistry, Geological Sciences, Mathematics, and Physics:
We hope you find the information associated with our website useful and we look forward to developing an appropriate relationship with you via one of our many organizations or activities. Please do not hesitate to contact us with any questions about the College of Natural Sciences and Mathematics.
Robert A. Koch, Ph.D.
Acting Dean, College of Natural Sciences and Mathematics