Mission & Vision

The School of Computer, Mathematical and Natural Sciences (SCMNS) is comprised of five departments and two professional programs in Medical Technology and Actuarial Science. They are the Department of Biology (which contains the Medical Technology Program), the Department of Chemistry, the Department of Computer Science, the Department of Mathematics (which contains the Actuarial Science Program) and the Department of Physics. The SCMNS offers 10 bachelor's degrees, five master's degrees and two Ph.D. degrees.

The mission of the School of Computer, Mathematical and Natural Sciences is to build a cohesive, productive school that focuses on advancing frontiers in science, mathematics and technology into the next millennium.

Therefore, the overall goals for the school are:

  • To increase the recruitment, retention, and development of our students and faculty members within our departments.
  • To expand the academic program infrastructure of the departments within the school.
  • To enhance the research infrastructure of the departments within the school.
  • To enhance the research capabilities of the departments within the school.
  • To increase the productivity, creativity and innovative thinking of faculty and students within the school.

Since research and teaching go hand in hand, we endeavor to:

  1. Strengthen and expand our graduate program offerings in the sciences and mathematics.
  2. Provide students with opportunities for research (through summer internship programs and academic year experiences).
  3. Establish research centers and institutes whereby faculty and students can collaborate on research problems.

Establish partnerships and linkages with other institutions, industry and federal agencies whereby faculty and students can access opportunities for real-life research experiences.