Mission

Derived from the liberal arts tradition, the study of physical sciences supports inquiry, exploration, and a lifelong appreciation for learning in the disciplines of physics, chemistry and biochemistry. In keeping with the University’s core mission, the study of the physical sciences emphasizes:

  • Analytical and critical thinking skills
  • Personal growth in both individual and collaborative work
  • Ethical and responsible research and lab practices
  • Hands-on experience with modern instrumentation
  • Exposure to a broad curriculum that is inclusive of most sub-disciplines of chemistry and physics
  • Preparation for graduate study or workforce entry
  • Commitment to service through local and global community outreach

Mission