Faculty of the College of Natural and Applied Sciences carry out the institutional mission of academic instruction, research, and service. Academic instruction is the primary role of the majority of the faculty. Research is the primary role of faculty from the Western Pacific Tropical Research Center (WPTRC) and a secondary role of other faculty.
The mission of service is the primary role of faculty from the University of Guam Cooperative Extension Service and a secondary role of other faculty.
Research activities of the faculty of the College of Natural and Applied Sciences lead to original discovery and creative work of regional and global importance. The college’s contributions benefit Guam and the Micronesian region, and permits the inclusion of relevant and current regional information into the classroom. In addition to contributing to the advancement of regional knowledge, this original work allows students to be exposed to modern basic and applied research methods, which contributes to the development of critical thinking skills, and promotes intellectual understanding and growth.
For those students who wish to seek graduate degrees, undergraduate research training and experience in the College of Natural and Applied Sciences prepare them to compete effectively for graduate school admission and for success once accepted.
Instructional activities of the faculty of the College of Natural and Applied Sciences prepare students for employment opportunities in the military, and in the fields of applied and basic sciences, and for continued education in graduate and professional schools.
The College of Natural and Applied Sciences is responsible for the academic advisement of students who have declared a major in the College’s academic disciplines, preprofessional programs or military science.
Advisement is essential to the planning of appropriate and efficient student schedules. A student who has not declared a major must consult the Student Counseling Office for advisement.
Listed below are the faculty advisement liaisons for all CNAS major and minor programs. Students should contact one of the liaisons in their declared major or minor and request assignment to an advisor in that field. Advisement for preprofessional courses is handled through the biology advisor.
In addition to the majors, the college offers minors in Biology, Chemistry, Computer Information Systems, Computer Science, Consumer and Family Sciences, Mathematics, and Military Science. Reserve Office Training Corps (ROTC) is administered through the College’s Military Science Program.
The College of Natural and Applied Sciences also offers Secondary Education Option specializations in Agriculture, Consumer and Family Sciences, and General Science. The College offers the following preprofessional programs: Preengineering (Click here to read the UOG/U Iowa Pre-Engineering Agreement), Premedical, Preoptometry, Predental, Pre-Pharmacy, (Click here to read the UOG/UH Hilo Pre-Pharmacy Agreement) and Preveterinary.
The College of Natural and Applied Sciences awards Master of Science Degrees in Biology and Environmental Science.