College of Natural Sciences and Mathematics

MISSION STATEMENT

The College of Natural Sciences and Mathematics is committed to the goals of faith and learning: faith in order to provide a spiritual foundation that harmonizes work and quality of life; learning to develop a lifelong pattern of scholarship and application of knowledge in a constantly changing technological society; faith and learning to enhance service-learning for all majors in the college.

The requirements for any of the offered majors (biology, cell biology, computer information science, computer science, cybersecurity, environmental science, health sciences, kinesiology, macrobiology, mathematics, natural sciences) are appropriate for students to enter into industry, teaching, or to do graduate work in their major area of study. The college also provides the pre-professional courses necessary for entrance into professional schools in chiropractic, dentistry, nursing, medicine, occupational therapy, optometry, pharmacy, physical therapy, physician's assistant, and podiatry.

In addition to the bachelor degrees contained within this section, the College of Natural Sciences and Mathematics offers an Associate of Science degree which can be found in the Associate Degree section of this undergraduate catalog. An Associate of Engineering degree will be available Spring 2021.

GOALS OF THE COLLEGE

The college is committed to the education of learners of all ages to enable them to function successfully in the academic programs of the college or in other respective majors for which general studies support courses are required.

  • All students enrolled in general studies courses offered in the College of Natural Sciences and Mathematics will be able to demonstrate an acceptable level of mastery in their respective course(s) and social and intellectual competencies required for broad-based effective performance in their chosen majors.

  • All graduates of the College of Natural Science and Mathematics will receive an education at Dallas Baptist University which makes them competitive with peers with similar degrees from other comparable major programs.

  • The faculty in the College of Natural Sciences and Mathematics will demonstrate excellence in teaching and continue to learn and grow academically, professionally, and in faith, effectively servicing the academic needs of our students.

  • The students in the major programs of the College of Natural Sciences and Mathematics will demonstrate service-learning/leadership in selected required core major course(s).