The Life and Physical Science Department provides students with opportunities to acquire knowledge in a variety of science topics, including: biology, chemistry, integrated science, physical science, and physics. In addition, the department offers courses in health and physical education.

The department strives to advance scientific literacy for general education opportunities, as well as for more specialized preparation for upper level science, engineering, and health occupations.

Many of the courses in the Life and Physical Science Department include laboratory components where students have hands-on learning experiences to further advance scientific understanding and knowledge.