Mission & Vision

The School of Computer, Mathematical and Natural Sciences (SCMNS) is comprised of five departments: Biology (including the Medical Technology Program), Chemistry, Computer Science, Mathematics (including the Actuarial Science Program) and Physics (including Engineering Physics). The School also offers three Master's degrees: Bioinformatics, Mathematics and Science (Biology, Chemistry and Physics) and two Ph.D. degrees: Bioenvironmental Science and Industrial & Computational Mathematics.

The School of Computer, Mathematical and Natural Sciences envisions itself to be a premier school of science and mathematics through transformational education to a diverse student body.

The mission of the School is to provide a comprehensive offering of undergraduate, master's and doctoral programs to educate and nurture the next generation of scientists, mathematicians and technologists; to advance the frontiers of science and technology through scientific research and innovation; and to serve the local, regional and global communities.

The strategic initiatives include:

  • To establish a robust infrastructure for effective recruitment, retention and graduation, and reach a 50% graduation rate by 2025 through improved instruction, delivery and advisement.
  • To expand academic program offerings, including new and online degree programs and up-to-date curricula.
  • To enhance research and scholarly activities, including the improvement of infrastructure and capabilities.
  • To establish more partnerships and collaborations with institutions (both domestic and international), industries and federal agencies.
  • To build a model working environment for collaboration and a fulfilling life-journey for employees.