Mission Statement of the School of Natural Sciences

The School of Natural Sciences strives to help our students understand and be able to value their physical, social, academic, and cultural worlds. Through our programs in natural sciences, computer sciences and mathematics, we provide students with knowledge, skills, and experience that prepare them for careers as scientists, mathematicians, or practitioners in a related profession. Our mission is rooted in the University’s Mission Statement, which calls for a balance among the humanities, sciences, and the professions. The School helps to accomplish this by its contribution to the General Education Core-Curriculum and by its various degree programs. By providing General Education courses, the School also educates non-science majors in understanding the role of science and mathematics in today’s world. The School of Natural Sciences strongly promotes research and scholarly activities among students and faculty, which in turn provides the ultimate active learning environment for the students and teaches them to be life long learners. Because of our Catholic and Holy Cross heritage, we attempt to promote an understanding of the human person and the world, which is derived from reason and open to faith.

Our mission is rooted in the Mission Statement of St. Edward’s University, which calls for a balance among the humanities, sciences, and the professions. We offer programs that provide students with knowledge, skills, and experience to prepare them for careers in biology, bioinformatics, chemistry, computer science, computer information science, forensic chemistry, mathematics or related professions. The School also offers courses such as Science in Perspective, Mathematics for the Liberal Arts, and Environmental Studies, which contribute to the General Education curriculum.