About CoSM

The Mission

The College of Science Mathematics prepares students to be lifelong learners and responsible members of society with the skills necessary for further study in graduate and professional programs and for success in a competitive workforce that is responsible for developing innovative solutions to diverse challenges.

We contribute to this mission by:

  • Utilizing high impact instructional strategies to provide our students with the knowledge and skills necessary to be lifelong learners;
  • Supporting faculty to pursue their research and other scholarly endeavors for continued professional growth;
  • Engaging with our community to strengthen the understanding of Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM) in our region;
  • Responding to the economic, social, conservation, and technological needs of the region, which are inherently linked with our global obligations; and
  • Creating an inclusive, supportive, and rigorous environment where diversity is valued and resources and opportunities are accessible to students, faculty, staff, and the community.

The Vision

The College of Science and Mathematics strives to be regionally and nationally recognized for its educational excellence that leads to the development of an innovative and adaptable workforce composed of engaged individuals who make positive impacts on the scientific advancement of our society.  We endeavor to support continuous intellectual and professional growth of our constituents by fostering an inclusive and student-centered environment that meets the needs and addresses the challenges of our institution, region, and beyond.

Our Core Values:

  • Integrity – having academic honesty and personal rectitude
  • Empathy – having the ability to identify and understand the emotions and perspectives of others
  • Inclusion –valuing individuals with diverse backgrounds and characteristics
  • Adaptability – being able to adjust to new conditions or situations
  • Excellence – possessing high intellectual standards and continuous improvement
  • Resilience – having the ability to recover from adversity and after facing difficult challenges
  • Innovation – fostering critical thinking and welcoming new ideas
  • Collaboration –promoting cross-disciplinary learning and research
  • Humility - being intellectually humble