The Department of Natural Sciences is committed to advancing the fields of Biology, Chemistry, Physics, and Science Education on a global scale by providing quality learning experiences and opportunities for innovative research and meaningful service to individual from diverse backgrounds with varying skill sets, including those who have traditionally been overlooked and underestimated.
Our mission is to prepare the next generation of leaders with the tools to help shape the medical, technological, and educational developments of the future, while embracing the standards of ethical scientific behavior and engaging in safe and sustainable practices. The department seeks to:
Students in the department have the opportunity to earn a Bachelor of Science degree in Biology, Chemistry, Physics, or Natural Science. For those preparing for a career in public education, a secondary education endorsement (grade 6 - 12 licensure) in Biology or Chemistry is available in collaboration with the School of Education.