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 a cutting-edge investigation conducted in our own nationally recognized research laboratories.
Chemistry & Biochemistry
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 a medical, pharmacy and other health professional schools.
We offer both an undergraduate program and master's program. Our department faculty are 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.
Earth & Climate Sciences
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 emphases: Geology, Hydrology, and Ocean, Weather and Climate. The Department also offers an M.S. in Geosciences. The Department of Earth & Climate Sciences is an Academic Affiliate of the University Corporation for Atmospheric Research (UCAR).
School of Engineering
Our mission is to educate students from a diverse and multicultural population to become productive members of the engineering profession and society at large. We received ABET accreditation for three existing programs — Electrical Engineering, Civil Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, and for the first time, the Computer Engineering program. All engineering programs are growing rapidly and are providing students hands-on training opportunities and terrific job prospects.
Geography & Environment
We provide undergraduate and graduate programs 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.
Mathematics has been called the Queen of the Sciences. It represents over two millennia 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.
Physics & 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.
We are dedicated to the discovery of knowledge about human behaviors, beliefs, and emotions. We seek to share knowledge with our students and with the greater community. Through the discovery of knowledge, we provide opportunities for individuals to develop intellectually, personally, professionally, and collectively as members of their larger community.