School of Natural Sciences

Dr.Rebecca Peterson, Interim Associate Dean

Within the School of Natural Sciences are the following departments: Biology; Chemistry, Environmental Science, and Geology; Computer Science, Engineering and Physics; and Mathematics. We strive to provide quality science, technology, engineering, and mathematics programs through robust curricula. We, therefore, seek to foster a vibrant, innovative academic culture that supports outstanding teaching, research, and service, cultivating an environment in which effective, creative students can flourish. We endeavor to create lifelong learners through pedagogy centered on developing critical thinking and problem-solving skills, significant student-faculty interactions, and student organizations. Accordingly, we offer active professional development opportunities through research and internships in several of our programs. Our distinctive learning experiences include study abroad experiences, various student clubs and honor societies in their respective disciplines, STEM-related workshops and distinguished speakers, and service to our communities.