College of Science and Technology


“The United States has become a global leader, in large part, through the genius and hard work of its scientists, engineers and innovators. Yet today, that position is threatened as comparatively few American students pursue expertise in the fields of science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM)—and by an inadequate pipeline of teachers skilled in those subjects.”

– Excerpt from U.S. Department of Education website

Within the College of Science and Technology, we are developing in our students the knowledge and skills required in STEM fields. More than pure academics, our approach also cultivates inquisitive and analytical minds to appreciate the mechanics of the world and its environments. 


Further, we are committed to developing in our students the following skills:

  • Our programs prepare students for graduate and professional schools and for exciting careers in an age of ever-evolving advanced technology.
  • Our efforts are anchored in giving students a mastery of mathematics, biology, physics, chemistry, computer science, and communication skills as a gateway to the acquisition of knowledge of the physical world and the sciences.
  • We are committed to providing our students with the ability to think critically, to communicate effectively in writing and speech, and to master the technological and computing skills necessary to function effectively in the 21st century.
  • We create an environment conducive to learning and appreciating the sciences through classroom teaching, hands-on laboratory exercises, undergraduate research, seminars, workshops and internships.
  • We mentor our students to be successful in their career goals, in pursuing graduate and professional training, and in lifelong learning.

The College of Science and Technology also offers an interdisciplinary General Sciences program leading to Bachelor’s degree in General Science. It is designed for students who may not require the focus of a single science curriculum. The degree is designed to provide a broad education and to teach the fundamentals of science. The flexibility in the choice of courses allows students to obtain a degree that meets their career goals. Students can concentrate on biological sciences or chemistry as they prepare for admission to medical school, or other professional school in the health industry. Students can also prepare for graduate school, or work in fields in the pharmaceutical industry, clinical or laboratory setting, public health or environmental sciences, federal, state and local government, in the military.

Dr. Derrick Swinton Dean, College of Science and Technology; Professor, Chemistry and Physics; Program Coordinator, LEAPS 7470
Kathy L. Clark Dean's Office, College of Science and Technology, Senior Administrative Assistant 8143

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