The Department was originally formed in 1964 as the Department of Statistics and Computer Science and remained such until 1984. We have retained that strong emphasis on computing and maintain our own state-of-the-art computing network. In addition, we have maintained the three-fold mission of teaching, research, and service.

Center for Integrative Conservation Research

The Center for Integrative Conservation Research (CICR) was established to respond, through research and training, to one of the key challenges facing conservation today: identifying conservation practices and policies that simultaneously preserve biodiversity and serve human needs. CICR promotes the synthesis of social and biological science research methods and conceptual approaches in conservation through an integrative approach to conservation research.

Theater and Film Studies

The Department of Theatre and Film Studies offers four degree programs: two are Bachelor of Arts degrees, one in drama and the other in film studies, and two are graduate degrees, the Master of Fine Arts (M.F.A.), and the Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.). Both bachelor's degrees are liberal arts degrees providing an exposure to sciences, the humanities and the arts while also allowing a concentration in drama or film studies.