College of Natural Sciences and Mathematics

Leading the Way in Student Research

The College of Natural Sciences and Mathematics is a national leader in integrating undergraduate research and education. Faculty research informs student instruction and inquiry based labs develop student understanding of the scientific method and create student excellence in science and math learning. The College’s mission is to educate the next generation of scientists and mathematicians, as well as a science-literate citizenry, through outstanding teaching and research programs within the departments of Biological Sciences, Chemistry and Biochemistry, Geological Sciences, Mathematics and Statistics, Physics and Astronomy, Science Education, and the program of Environmental Science and Policy.