West Texas A&M University

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Department of Life, Earth and Environmental Sciences Mission Statement

Mission Statement

The mission of the Department of Life, Earth and Environmental Sciences is to promote the acquisition of scientific knowledge and development of critical thinking skills in our students. Our department prepares students for entry into professional schools in the health fields; graduate programs in the biological, ecology, natural resource management, geological, and environmental sciences; and careers in those fields. Students are provided the opportunity to enhance their academic experience in the life, earth, and environmental sciences with specialized courses in multiple subject areas and participate in both laboratory and field research opportunities. The Department of Life, Earth, & Environmental Sciences houses museum quality collections of biological and geological specimens for use by students, faculty, and qualified outside researchers. We furnish well-equipped laboratories and field equipment for use in research by both students and faculty. The faculty members serve the region with educational and consulting expertise in select areas of the biological, ecological, environmental and geological sciences.