Mission and Vision

Mission

The mission of the Department of Natural Sciences and Mathematics at Savannah State University is to offer educational, research and outreach programs that help society understand the interconnected natural world of which we are a part.  In response to challenges posed by increasing populations, limited resources, and environmental threats, the Department is committed to developing a vibrant, technically qualified, intellectually thoughtful, and ethnically diverse community of individuals able to solve problems and answer questions.  By being able to do so, these individuals will be qualified to pursue higher degrees and compete in the marketplace for careers in the pure or applied sciences and mathematics.

Vision 2006-2011

 The vision of the Department of Natural Sciences and Mathematics at Savannah State University is to develop and implement  new Master’s degree in Biology, an interdisciplinary Bachelor of Science and Certificate in Forensic Science, a Bachelor of Science in Chemistry (Biochemistry Option), and a Bachelor of Arts in Chemistry and  implement a new certificate program in aquarium science; to distinguish the Marine Science Program as a “Center of Excellence due to its strategic location near the ocean;  to lead the university in  sponsored research and externally funded programs; to support research and student development; and to continue to grow such that  departmental programs eventually become nationally/internationally  recognized organizational units.