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California State University, Long Beach
College of Natural Sciences and Mathematics

About the College

Science and mathematics play an increasingly important role in our society. The College seeks to educate the next generation of scientists and mathematicians as it does science-literate citizens who make informed decisions in daily life. The College educates teachers who effectively teach our children. Students in this College are provided a broad-based, fundamental education in the natural sciences and mathematics and are challenged to think critically, analytically, and creatively.

Faculty and staff of the Departments of Biological Sciences, Chemistry and Biochemistry, Geological Sciences, Mathematics and Statistics, Physics and Astronomy, and Science Education are committed to providing outstanding educational experiences for majors. Alumni of the College demonstrate that its science and mathematics graduates are well-prepared to enter graduate and professional schools or to assume responsible positions in industry or government.

A National Science Foundation study ranked CSULB first in the nation among comprehensive universities in the number of bachelors' recipients who went on to earn doctoral degrees between 1991 and 1995. Currently more than 2,000 students seek undergraduate science degrees and 178 students are pursuing master's degrees.