The College of Science and Engineering provides students with a comprehensive education to prepare for careers in mathematics, science, engineering, and related fields such as education and the health professions. This is accomplished not only through classroom training but especially through laboratory-, project-, and field-based instruction. Scholarly research is integral to our mission as a means of teaching students to be original and critical thinkers, as well as improving our world through discovery and invention.
Degree Programs for Students
The College includes seven Departments: Biological Sciences, Chemistry, Geosciences, Mathematics & Statistics, Civil & Environmental Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, and Physics & Nuclear Engineering & Electrical Engineering. The College also directs the Computer Science Program in the Department of Informatics and Computer Science. Each department offers a range of degrees pertinent to its discipline, including the undergraduate Bachelor of Science (B.S.) and Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) degrees as well as the graduate Master of Science (M.S.) and Doctorate (D.A., Ph.D) degrees. The individual strengths of these departments and degrees coalesce to create a college that leads in innovation, growth and, most importantly, student success.
Research and Development
The College of Science and Engineering is proud of its research legacy. From genetics to planetary exploration, from material science to nuclear reactors, faculty-led research teams are making new discoveries that improve our lifestyles and strengthen our economy. Our research takes place in dozens of laboratories, uses powerful computing resources, and spreads across an unparalleled field setting in the northern Rocky Mountains. We attract more than $8M annually in research funding and frequently partner with business and industry to help solve problems of local and regional concern. Graduate students are a vital part of our research endeavors and hundreds of undergraduate students also take the opportunity to start their research careers.