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College of Science and Engineering

College Administrative Offices Office Extension*

Dean of the College James C. Kelley TH 323 1571 Associate Dean Susann Novalis TH 323 1571

College Directory

School/Department/Program Chair/Director Office Extension*

Biology John Hafernik HH 534 1549 Chemistry and Biochemistry Daniel H. Buttlaire TH 806 1288 Computer Science Gerald Eisman TH 906 1008 Engineering V. Krishnan SCI 163 1228 Geosciences John Monteverdi TH 509 2061 Mathematics Newman Fisher TH 937 2251 Meteorology John Monteverdi TH 509 2061 Physics and Astronomy Gerald Fisher TH 334 1659

Center/Institute Director Office Extension*

Center for Clinical Laboratory Science William N. Bigler SCl 264 1696 Center for Interdisciplinary Science Susann Novalis TH 323 1571 Sierra Nevada Field Campus James Steele TH 323 1571 Moss Landing Marine Laboratories John Hafernik HH 534 1549
John Monteverdi TH 509 2061 Tiburon Center for Environmental Studies Alissa Arp Tiburon 435-7141
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College of Science and Engineering


The College of Science and Engineering offers undergraduate degrees 1 in the following disciplines:

Bachelor of Arts

Biology 040112
Chemistry 19051
Geology 19141
Mathematics 17011
Physics 19021
Concentration in:
Astronomy 19111
Science 49023
Concentrations in:
Individual Major 49023
Physical Science 19011
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 04011 6
Biology
Concentrations in:
Cell and Molecular 04171
Conservation Biology 04011
Ecology and Systematic 04201
Marine 04181
Microbiology 04111
Physiology and Behavioral 04101
Mathematics 17011
Science 49023

Master of Science

Applied Geosciences
Chemistry 19051
Concentration in:
Biochemistry 04141
Clinical Laboratory Science 12231
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

Graduate Certificate Programs

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

College Structure and Mission

The College of Science and Engineering is committed to providing superior scientific 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, computer science, 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, the college offers civil, electrical, and mechanical engineering. At the graduate level, the school offers the Master of Science in Engineering. The college offers an interdisciplinary major in science through the Center for Interdisciplinary Science and 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. 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.



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