Our Mission

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.

Foster high levels of student learning and faculty development by encouraging and supporting individualized undergraduate and graduate inquiry-based research and scholarship.