Schools & Departments

Departments Biology

Our core mission is to provide an outstanding education at the graduate and undergraduate levels, preparing the next generation of leaders in the field. Students are exposed to an integrated approach to biology at the molecular, cellular, organismal and ecosystem levels. Our education emphasizes hands-on laboratory experience and the excitement of discovery through cutting-edge investigation conducted in our own nationally recognized research laboratories.

Departments Chemistry

Our mission is to educate and train the next generation of chemists and biochemists. We offer three undergraduate degrees and two Master's degrees. Students from our programs get jobs as research scientists at local biotech companies, go to graduate schools to get M.S. and Ph.D. degrees and go to medical, pharmacy and other health professional schools.

departments computer science

We offer both an undergraduate program and master's program. Our department faculty is nationally recognized and engaged in high quality research and teaching involving both undergraduate and graduate students. We offer a strong foundation in Computer Science, with special focus areas in: Computing for Life Sciences, Computing and Business and practical and global Software Engineering and management.


departments earth & climate science

The department offers a B.A. and B.S. in Earth Sciences, a Minor in Earth Sciences and a Certificate in Weather Study. The B.S. in Earth Sciences has three emphasis: Geology, Hydrology, and Ocean, Weather and Climate. The Department also offers a M.S. in Geosciences. The Department of Earth & Climate Sciences is an Academic Affilate of the University Corporation for Atmospheric Research (UCAR).

department engineer

Our mission is to educate students from a diverse and multicultural population to become productive members of the engineering profession and society at large.

department geography and environment

We provide undergraduate and graduate program in Geography (B.A. & M.A.), Environmental Science (B.S.), Resource Management & Environmental Planning (M.A.) and Geographic Information Science (M.S.). The department supports research with field and lab equipment, and computer labs with advanced GIS, remote sensing and modeling software.


department math

Mathematics has been called the Queen of the Sciences. It represents over two millenia of accumulated knowledge. Even more than a body of facts, mathematics has developed into a language and a formalism ideally suited for the scientific investigation of the world we live in. The Department offers three undergraduate degree programs, a Master of Arts in Mathematics and a Minor in Mathematics.

department physics and astronomy

Research and teaching are our top priorities. Students planning to pursue a doctorate degree or to enter industry can expect an outstanding education and exposure to cutting-edge research through our B.S. and M.S. programs. Our B.S. in Physics for Teaching provides excellent preparation for prospective high school teachers.

department psychology

The Bachelor of Arts in Psychology is built around a core set of courses in theory and methods and three broad areas of study: basic psychological processes, psychological development and individual differences and social, cultural, organizational and community contexts. The undergraduate degree is an excellent preparation for graduate school in all fields of psychology and other behavioral and social sciences as well as for graduate programs in business, law, medicine and many other professional fields.