The School promotes student learning in an atmosphere that nurtures critical and creative
thinking, an appreciation of the beauty and complexity of natural systems, the development
of ethical codes in striving for moral excellence, the ability to communicate effectively
in speaking and writing, and an understanding of the importance of service and leadership.
Within the liberal arts tradition, the School emphasizes the methods of science as it prepares all students for informed citizenship and as it prepares natural science students for positions of leadership in the professions. The School places emphasis on the preparation of the students for graduate and professional schools.