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College of Natural Science

Mission

The College of Natural Science promotes excellence in research, teaching, and public service across the biological, physical, and mathematical sciences. The College provides innovative undergraduate and graduate programs that prepare students to be leaders in an increasingly sophisticated scientific and technological society. These programs grow and evolve in an environment that values multidisciplinary and cross-college collaborations and builds on the advantages that a diverse student body brings to a dynamic community of scholars. The College assumes a leadership role in preparing all Michigan State University students with the fundamental scientific and quantitative proficiencies critical to a quality liberal education. Key to excellence is the College’s commitment to advancing knowledge through progressive graduate-research programs and undergraduate research experiences. This commitment is manifest in our ability to enhance student learning, promote basic scientific understanding of nature, and develop the technical and human resources necessary to address the current and future needs of society.

About

The College of Natural Science promotes excellence in research, teaching, and public service across the biological, physical, and mathematical sciences.

The College of Natural Science at Michigan State University is home to 28 departments and programs in the biological, physical and mathematical sciences.

The college averages $28 M in research expenditures annually while providing world-class educational opportunities to more than 5,000 undergraduate majors and nearly 1,000 graduate students. There are approximately 325 faculty and staff associated with NatSci and more than 40,000 living alumni worldwide.

The college is led by Dean R. James Kirkpatrick. For administrative items related to finance, budget, research, student affairs, administration, development, and communications, contact the appropriate department within the Office of the Dean.