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Mission Statement

The School of Natural and Social Sciences at Lehman College is comprised of ten departments: Anthropology; Biology; Chemistry; Economics and Business; Environmental, Geographical, and Geologic Sciences; Mathematics and Computer Science; Physics and Astronomy; Political Science; Psychology; and Sociology.

In keeping with the College’s mission, the departments in the School are dedicated to fostering a stimulating academic environment in which our diverse student population can actively engage in discovering, modeling, and interpreting natural and social reality. These activities will be enhanced by the new environmentally “green” sciences facility that is currently under construction on the camups, as well as through current and ongoing collaborations with the New York Botanical Garden, the American Museum of Natural History, health and human service institutions in the surrounding area, and with partners in the private and corporate sectors.

Our faculty seeks to prepare students for a wide variety of advanced study and careers through research, faculty mentoring, internships, and other enrichment activities involving local and professional communities. The School is committed to the ongoing development of new academic programs, scholarship, community service, and cutting-edge research initiatives in theoretical and applied scholarship.


  • To provide high-quality undergraduate and graduate education in the natural and social sciences
  • To support students’ learning of the scientific approach to knowledge acquisition and attainment of scientific-based knowledge
  • To promote faculty-student involvement in research and scholarly activities
  • To encourage faculty development and productivity, including research initiatives in theoretical and applied scholarship
  • To support the departments’ efforts to develop existing and new academic programs