Biological Sciences

The Department of Biological Sciences offers a challenging curriculum leading to Bachelor of Science or Bachelor of Arts degrees. The purpose of the department is to prepare well-educated biologists who will be competitive in their particular discipline: medicine, health professions and/or graduate school. The department also offers courses to meet the general education requirements for the natural sciences.


The Department of Mathematics serves the university in two major capacities. The department prepares mathematicians to serve in education and industry and/or enter advanced study in mathematics. In addition, the department meets the needs of the general student body by giving special attention to the areas of business, computer information systems and the natural sciences. Courses are taught with the intent of increasing the understanding of the basic concepts of mathematics and improving competency in the application of these concepts to mathematical problem solving.

Physical Sciences

The Department of Physical Sciences includes the disciplines of chemistry, forensic science, geology, physical science and physics. It exists to enable students, science majors and non-majors alike, to develop a scientific literacy through: (1) appreciation of the contributions of science to modern life; (2) development of an awareness of measures necessary for personal safety and ecological responsibility in this scientific era; and (3) development of a background of information in the physical science discipline studied.