The College of Science is comprised of five academic departments: Department of Biological Sciences; Department of Chemistry; Department of Criminal Justice, Criminology, and Forensic Sciences; Department of Mathematics & Physics; and Department of Natural Resources & Earth Sciences.

Department of Biological Sciences

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The Department of Biological Sciences is a vibrant community of researchers and scholars who delve into the intricate and fascinating world of life. From the molecular mechanisms that govern cellular processes to the complex interactions between organisms and their environments, our students explore the depths of the living world. With a focus on both undergraduate and graduate studies, we cultivate the next generation of scientists who will unravel the mysteries of life and uncover the secrets of our planet.

Department of Chemistry

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In the Department of Chemistry, we believe in empowering our students to become the next generation of scientific leaders. Our small class sizes and cutting-edge research opportunities allow our undergraduate students to delve deep into the worlds of Biochemistry, Chemical Science, Chemistry, Environmental Chemistry, and Forensic Chemistry. For those seeking to take their passion for chemistry to the next level, our graduate studies in Chemistry provide a platform for innovation and discovery, where creative minds come together to push the boundaries of scientific knowledge.

Department of Criminal Justice, Criminology, & Forensic Sciences

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The Department of Criminal Justice, Criminology, & Forensic Sciences offers an unparalleled educational experience for students seeking to delve into the complex world of crime and justice. Our program boasts the nation’s foremost master’s program in Forensic Science, where students can sharpen their analytical skills and explore the latest technologies and techniques used in the field. Additionally, our undergraduate and graduate studies in Criminal Justice & Criminology and Cyber Forensics & Security provide a comprehensive curriculum that combines theory and practice, preparing students to become leaders in their chosen fields.

Department of Mathematics & Physics

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The Department of Mathematics & Physics is a dynamic hub of scientific inquiry, offering a stimulating academic environment where students can explore the mysteries of the physical world through the lenses of mathematics and statistics. With a diverse faculty that boasts leading experts in their fields, the department is committed to providing outstanding instruction in both undergraduate and graduate programs. Whether you’re interested in the theoretical intricacies of mathematical modeling or the practical applications of physics, our department has the resources and expertise to help you excel.

Department of Natural Resources & Earth Sciences

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Embark on a journey of discovery and exploration through the natural world with the Department of Natural Resources & Earth Sciences. Immerse yourself in the awe-inspiring fields of Geology, Natural Resources & Recreation Management, Environmental Science, and Specialty Agriculture, all of which offer unique opportunities to study and understand the Earth’s intricate systems. For those seeking to further their education, our graduate studies in Natural Resources & the Environment provide a platform for pursuing cutting-edge research and innovation to safeguard our planet’s precious resources.