Building on the inquisitive nature of individuals to better understand their place in this world, the science department creates an environment where students can discover answers to questions. To accomplish this, we provide a solid foundation in physical, life, and earth/space science. Students are encouraged and assisted in developing and nurturing the skills of questioning, describing nature, planning and executing investigations, analyzing data, reaching conclusions, and becoming familiar with technology. To allow for individual achievement in each science area, various courses are presented throughout the four years. All classes contain laboratory experiences which enhance the students' understanding of each subject. Students must successfully complete three years or 18 credits in science in more than one area of concentration to fulfill graduation requirements.