Mission

The School of Natural and Social Sciences at Buffalo State College seeks to be the leader among the SUNY Colleges in regard to the scholarly achievements of faculty and students, level of accreditation, infrastructure, technology, and library support. The central mission of the School of Natural and Social Sciences is to enable students, staff, and faculty to achieve their full potential in an environment that fosters intellectual growth through discovery.

 

We achieve this mission by...

  • Providing high-quality comprehensive degree programs wherein students can acquire the knowledge, skills, and experiences necessary for success
     
  • Encouraging students’ understanding and appreciation for the relevance of natural science, social science, and mathematics in everyday life
     
  • Integrating coursework with research and hands-on experience
     
  • Helping students to develop skills in analytical thinking, quantitative methods, problem-solving, critical thinking, and effective communication
     
  • Embracing diversity and preparing students for engagement in the world as tolerant, informed citizens of the global community
     
  • Enabling students, staff, and faculty to gain new knowledge and expand their research and scholarly horizons
     
  • Encouraging faculty growth in teaching, excellence in scholarship and faculty service within our disciplines and to the wider community
     
  • Fostering an atmosphere of camaraderie and intellectual stimulus
     
  • Applying interdisciplinary and multidisciplinary approaches to issues in the United States and abroad
     
  • Contributing to the college community, Western New York, and beyond through outreach, engagement, and public education

1300 Elmwood  •  Classroom Building A 113
Buffalo, NY 14222  •  Phone: (716) 878-6434  •  Fax: (716) 878-4009

booskg@buffalostate.edu
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