The Department wants to be noted for its academic, research and development and outreach excellence. Students entering the Department will be academically well prepared and eager to learn about life and universe through fundamental and applied sciences. Upon graduation, the students will be successful in finding employment in their chosen field of study or in being admitted to graduate and/or professional schools. The Department faculty will continue to be appropriately credentialed and encouraged to involve in scholarly and outreach activities. The Department facilities, laboratories, classrooms, etc., will be well kept and modernized as necessary, and equipped with state-of-the-art equipment in order to provide an environment that is conducive and supportive of overall teaching and research programs.