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Mission for Biology and Chemistry

Fitchburg State University is an institution of higher education that integrates a liberal arts and sciences core with all professional and arts and sciences majors. The Department of Biology and Chemistry is central to this mission because it contains the largest basic science major on campus, biology, as well as a minor in chemistry. In our role as one of the core academic departments that have traditionally constituted a liberal arts and sciences education, we prepare students whose main interest is in a scientific career as well as provide foundational experiences for other majors on campus (e.g. nursing and exercise science) and offer courses for non-majors seeking to fulfill the scientific component of their liberal arts and science education.

We strive to:

  • Produce students who are well prepared for careers and advanced study in the study Biological Sciences and related fields.
  • Maintain a high level of scholarly activity in a variety of fields associated with Biology, Chemistry and Science Education.
  • Serve the needs of the entire college and specific academic departments through our curricular offerings and involvement in the college community.
  • Provide state of the art pedagogical approaches as well as utilize appropriate equipment, technology, and resources for teaching, learning and research in the Sciences and Science Education.
  • Recruit and retain qualified students for our academic programs from a variety of backgrounds.