Mission & Objectives

Mission and Objectives

The Department of Physics and Geology provides courses and programs that lead students into productive careers in physics, geology, engineering technology, and related areas, that support other academic programs and the general education goals of the University, or that prepare students for further study at the graduate or professional level.

In service of the community, the Department makes its facilities and equipment available, and individual faculty, staff, and students give their time and expertise in support of community, educational and other science-related projects.  Department faculty engage in research commensurate with our primary emphasis on teaching and learning, and place particular emphasis on involving students in their research activities.