College of Science and Mathematics
The College of Science and Mathematics provides study for students in the areas of biology, chemistry, computer science, earth & environmental sciences, mathematics, physics, and psychology by offering courses in the majors. Support courses for nonscience majors such as agriculture, engineering, and the health professions and courses for the general education of all university students are also offered through the college. In doing so, our goal is to provide professional training at the undergraduate and graduate levels, to serve as a foundation for a career in science/mathematics, to provide preprofessional training in preparation for careers in medicine, dentistry, pharmacy, veterinary medicine, forensic science and other professions or for continued study at the graduate level.
Furthermore, students and faculty members in the college conduct research and scholastic activities in their academic areas and in solving applied scientific problems of the region. These research activities are carried out among campus scientists along with investigators at other research centers.
The College of Science and Mathematics is involved with the school systems in science and mathematics teacher education.
The recruitment, retention, and education of underrepresented minorities and females in science and mathematics are also major emphases.