The mission of the College of Natural, Applied and Health Sciences is consistent with the overall mission of the university. The College is strong in its program offerings of quality programs in the sciences and health professions. The faculty and staff are committed to providing a relevant education and services to a diverse student population. The goal is to prepare students to think critically and creatively so that they can adapt to changing social, economic and technological conditions. Building external collaborations with major technological corporations and the health care industry is an integral part of the college's outreach mission, which enables it to provide valuable services to the community, as well as increased opportunities for students.