To be a leader in transforming lives through an innovative, rigorous, and compassionate approach towards education. Our vision is to bring our students into the 21st century through innovation and advance marine technology. Learning will be enhanced with experience and knowledge and that will allow students to proceed at their own rate according to their ability.
We are absolutely committed to freedom of inquiry—the freedom to think, to question, to criticize, and to dissent. We will pursue the value of excellence in our research and educational missions with the single-mindedness that only great commitments deserve. We will provide our students with the foundations for ethical citizenship and service to others, a respect for differences among people, and a commitment to high standards of thought and communication. We also will prepare them for rewarding lifelong careers and will imbue in them a continued and permanent desire for the study of knowledge and the search for truth.