Mission Statement

The primary mission of the Department of Physics and Astronomy is teaching of the highest quality at both the graduate and undergraduate levels. The Department, through its various programs, continually strives to provide students with the knowledge and skills necessary for life long learning, an understanding of the physical aspects of the world in which we live and the ability to comprehend physical science and mathematical advancements and their benefits to our culture and future generations.

To assist in the accomplishment of this mission, the Department of Physics and Astronomy encourages and supports scholarship and research of the highest quality among the faculty.

To provide outreach and service as an educational institution, the Department of Physics and Astronomy supports its faculty in utilizing their expertise to the benefit of the university community and regional, state, national and international communities.