Our vision is to conduct innovative research, teaching and outreach on the patterns and processes of highest value of life with a focus on animal sciences. Our mission is to develop infrastructural facility and introduce tools and techniques in relevant fields and supporting the outstanding students, faculty and staff needed to sustain our vision. We focus on the patterns and processes that undertake research projects in different fields and conduct quality research in
frontier areas. The department is unique because of our focus on fundamental research and teaching on plants as well as our study of populations, communities and ecosystems of which they are the key component. Within the department, we offer a Graduate in Zoology and our faculty participates in several interdisciplinary degree programs.