Vision Statement

Vision Statement:

» Lead the integration of natural, social, and information sciences to understand and solve problems of people and the environment.


» Destination for Top Students: Be the destination of choice for high-quality undergraduate and graduate students.
» Unique Interdisciplinary and Methodological Approaches: Continue to lead in integration and collaboration across disciplines, locally, nationally, and globally.
» World-Class Faculty: Recruit and retain outstanding faculty to advance the Department’s vision.
» Sustainable and Transformative Funding and Infrastructure: Attract sustaining and transformative funding from public and private agencies.
» Strong Departmental Identity: Capitalize on the value of the Department’s collaborative intellectual diversity.
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