Department of Chemistry and Life Science
To educate cadets with a firm foundation in the fields of chemistry, life science, and chemical engineering, so that each graduate is a commissioned leader of character who can leverage their understanding of science to implement solutions using appropriate problem-solving skills; and to inspire cadets to a career in the United States Army and a lifetime of personal growth and service to the nation.
Life Science is a branch of the sciences that study the structure and processes of living organisms. Four unifying principles form the foundation of Life Science: cell theory, evolution, genetics, and homeostasis.
Chemistry is the branch of sciences that studies the composition, structure, properties, changes and interactions of matter. Therefore, it is truly the central science and underpins much of the efforts of scientists and engineers to improve life for humankind.
The mission of the chemical engineering program is to prepare commissioned leaders of character who are proficient in applying chemical and engineering principles to solve problems in a complex operational environment.