About the College of Sciences

college of sciences by gary tang
©2006 Gary Tang

Overview

SDSU's College of Sciences is the region's largest center for science education and research. Comprising eight departments and various specialties, our College offers bachelor's, master's and doctoral degrees, as well as curricula for pre-professional students in medicine, veterinary medicine, and dentistry. Our coursework is enhanced by research centers that provide our students with real-world experience and seminars given by notable leaders in the field. We also maintain off-campus sites at the Mt. Laguna Observatory, Coastal Waters Laboratory, and nearly 9,000 acres comprising four biological sciences research stations. Our faculty remain leaders in their disciplines through their research, enabling our students to benefit from both practical classroom instruction, as well as hands-on laboratory work with our professors.

The College of Sciences strives to produce scientifically educated graduates who possess both a fundamental understanding of their fields and the essential professional skills needed by local and regional industries. The College also contributes to the training of future mathematics and science teachers, and provides general education courses to ensure the scientific literary of all SDSU graduates.


Vision, Mission, and Goals



Degrees Awarded by the College of Sciences 2014-15

DegreeBachelor'sMaster'sDoctoralTotal
Total1024304351363
Applied Mathematics 21 5 0 26
Astronomy 5 5 0 10
Bioinformatics 0 9 0 9
Biology 236 0 5 241
Chemical Physics 2 0 0 2
Chemistry/Biochemistry 49 14 6 69
Clinical Psychology 0 11 15 26
Computational Science 0 2 5 7
Computer Science 74 78 0 152
Ecology 0 9 4 13
Environmental Science 14 0 0 14
Geological Sciences 17 10 0 27
Homeland Security 0 50 0 50
Mathematics 20 15 0 35
Microbiology 22 0 0 22
Molecular Biology 0 14 0 14
Physics 6 6 0 12
Psychology 539 19 0 558
Radiological Health Physics 0 5 0 5
Regulatory Affairs 0 16 0 16
Statistics 19 30 0 49
Systematics Evolutionary Biology 0 6 0 6
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