• As a department, we believe that science education should cultivate every student’s natural curiosity and lead them to become informed decision-makers in their adult lives.


    To achieve that goal, we will:

    • Base our curricula on state and national science standards;

    • Use technology in the classroom and lab whenever practical and appropriate;

    • Provide students with challenging, inquiry-based laboratory experiences;

    • Model science as a dynamic process which changes based on new data;

    • Practice the use of higher-level thinking skills, not only in our own curricula but also across disciplines;

    • Provide students with the strong foundation in science needed to enhance long-term employment prospects in the 21st century.