College of Science and Mathematics

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Dean and Professor of Chemistry Michael McGinnis

The College of Science and Mathematics is comprised of the Departments of Biology and Physical Education; Chemistry and Biochemistry; Geology and Environmental Science; Mathematics; Physics; and Sports Medicine. Each department has its own chair.


The mission of theĀ College of Science and MathematicsĀ is to provide high quality academic degree programs in mathematics and in the physical, biological and life sciences for our majors. We also provide support courses in these areas to meet the needs of the University. To this end we will provide the knowledge, experience and guidance in mathematics and the sciences in lecture, laboratory, and clinical settings that prepare our students to pursue advanced study, successful careers, and to become responsible citizens in a democratic society.

Teacher Licensure

Students seeking teacher licensure as secondary or elementary teachers should review the Teacher Education section under the offerings of the Psychology Department in the College of Liberal Arts and consult with the Director of Teacher Education during the first semester enrollment of the freshman year.