College of Science and Engineering


College Administrative Offices   Office Telephone
Dean of the College Sheldon Axler TH 323 338-1571
Associate Dean Sung Hu (Interim) TH 323 338-1571
College Directory      
School/Department/Program Chair/Director Office Telephone
Biology John Hafernik HH 534 338-1548
Chemistry and Biochemistry James Orenberg TH 806 338-1288
Computer Science Jozo Dujmovic TH 906 338-1008
Engineering Shy-Sheng Liou SCI 163 338-1228
Geosciences Lisa White TH 509 338-2061
Mathematics David Meredith (Acting) TH 937 338-2251
Meteorology Lisa White TH 509 338-2061
Physics and Astronomy James Lockhart TH 334 338-1659
Center/Institute Director Office Extension
Center for Biomedical Laboratory Science William N. Bigler SCl 211 338-1696
Sierra Nevada Field Campus James Steele TH 323 338-1571
Moss Landing Marine Laboratories Kenneth Coale MLML 831-755-8650

College of Science and Engineering

The College of Science and Engineering offers undergraduate degrees1 in the following disciplines:

Bachelor of Arts

Biology 040112

Chemistry 19051

Geology 19141

Mathematics 17011

Physics 19021

Concentration in Astronomy 19111

Science

Concentration in Meteorology 19131

Bachelor of Science

Applied Mathematics 07031

Biochemistry 04141

Biology

Concentrations in:
Botany 04021
Cell and Molecular Biology 04171
Ecology 04201
Marine Biology and Limnology 04181
Microbiology 04111
Physiology 04101
Zoology 04071

Chemistry 19051

Civil Engineering 09081

Clinical Science 12231

Computer Science 07011

Electrical Engineering 09093

Geology 19141

Mechanical Engineering 09101

Physics 19021

Concentration in Astrophysics 19111

Statistics 17021

The College of Science and Engineering offers the following graduate degrees:1

Master of Arts

Biology 040112

Biology

Concentrations in:
Cell and Molecular 04171
Conservation Biology 04011
Ecology and Systematic 04201
Marine Biology 04181
Microbiology 04111
Physiology and Behavioral 04101

Mathematics 17011

Master of Science

Applied Geosciences

Biomedical Laboratory Science 12231

Chemistry 19051

Concentration in Biochemistry 04141

Computer Science 07011

Engineering 09011

Marine Science 49022

Physics 19021

Cooperative Doctoral Program

M.A. in Biology to Ph.D. at University of California, Davis and University of California, San Francisco

M.S. in Chemistry or Biochemistry to Ph.D. at University of California, Davis or University of California, San Francisco

Certificate Programs

Biotechnology (Biology Department)
Genetic Engineering (Biology Department)
Clinical Laboratory Science (Center for Biomedical Laboratory Science)

College Structure and Mission

The College of Science and Engineering is committed to providing superior scientific, engineering and mathematical education in the context of a major urban university with a liberal arts tradition. The college offers programs at both the undergraduate and the graduate levels in astronomy, atmospheric sciences, biology, clinical laboratory science, chemistry, geology, biochemistry, physics, and mathematics through the six departments of Biology, Chemistry and Biochemistry, Computer Science, Mathematics, Geosciences, and Physics and Astronomy. Through the School of Engineering and Computer Science, the college offers civil, electrical, and mechanical engineering. At the graduate level, the school offers the Master of Science in Computer Science and in Engineering. The college offers a graduate program in biomedical laboratory science through the Center for Biomedical Laboratory Science which provides practical professional experience and research opportunities through collaboration with numerous hospital service laboratories and off-campus clinical research laboratories. Finally, the college offers a multidisciplinary degree program in Statistics drawing from courses in Business, Economics, and Mathematics. The Statistics program is listed in the Department of Mathematics.

The college provides all of its students with a current, relevant, hands-on education in science and engineering. Close interaction between student and faculty in the laboratory and field environments fosters the development in the student of the critical skills required in science: the ability for objective analysis of a problem; the ability to design and carry out critical tests; and the ability to make objective interpretations of data.

Students wishing to follow one of the major and/or minor programs in the college should meet with a faculty adviser in the appropriate department immediately after admission to the university. Science curricula are inherently sequential so early advising and satisfaction of course prerequisites are essential to success in timely completion of program requirements.


1The numbers following the degrees are used by this university to identify the programs indicated. These numbers must be used on the application for admission, registration forms, application for graduation, etc.

2General Biology



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