The mission of the College of Science and Technology is to seek academic excellence by providing outstanding instruction in the sciences, and to foster scientific research of the highest quality. In pursuing its mission the College is committed to meeting the needs of a diverse student body, and is truly dedicated to the founding principles of Temple University in providing a superior education to the prepared student.
The educational mission of the College is pursued through offering a current curriculum that incorporates the fundamental principles as well as the latest discoveries in the major scientific disciplines.
Interdisciplinary degree programs, and independent research projects allow the student to explore scientific boundaries. The College offers a general education curriculum that provides the opportunity for non-science majors to be better informed of the complex scientific and ethical issues facing society. The College also strives to improve science and mathematics education in the Philadelphia schools. All of these aspects of the educational mission of the College are achieved through the dedicated efforts of the faculty, who are leading scholars in their fields.
The research mission of the College is pursued through a sustained effort to recruit the best and brightest new faculty, to aggressively develop promising research initiatives, and to create a modern science campus with facilities fully supportive of cutting-edge research. The College also strives to support the scholarly pursuits and professional activities of its faculty, who in turn advance their respective disciplines. In so doing the College provides an outstanding environment for graduate and undergraduate research, with the Departments and Centers as focal points for interdisciplinary research initiatives and graduate degree programs. In pursuing its research mission the College of Science and Technology will be a vital participant in establishing Temple University as a recognized center of excellence in scientific research and development.