The mission of the College of Science is to prepare students for rewarding careers in biological sciences, chemistry, computer science, geology, mathematics, meteorology, physics and astronomy; Provide lower division core biology, chemistry, mathematics, meteorology, geology and physics courses for majors in technical disciplines (such as engineering); Enable all undergraduate students to achieve a well-rounded education by attaining the quantitative, critical thinking, and scientific skills necessary for lifelong learning and informed decision-making on scientific issues; Prepare future K-12 teachers with the appropriate math and science content and teaching practices required for teaching math and science in California's diverse classrooms; and provide professional development opportunities for these teachers; and foster high levels of student learning and faculty development by encouraging and supporting individualized undergraduate and graduate inquiry-based research and scholarship.


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Biological Sciences


Computer Science


Mathematics and Statistics

Meteorology and Climate Science

Moss Landing Marine Laboratories

Nuclear Science Program

Physics and Astronomy

Science Education