The academic and research programs in the School of Natural Sciences create an environment for excellence in student achievement and cutting-edge research in the broad areas of life, physical and environmental sciences.
Advances in biology, chemistry, Earth sciences, mathematics and physics promise solutions to many problems — from fighting disease to creating sustainable energy sources.
Research excellence translates to excellence in graduate education and undergraduate experiences. The School of Natural Sciences is developing stellar academic programs for discoveries and applications in science and technology, and for graduate and undergraduate education. The research and teaching programs serve as economic engines for the region and for the state. They also contribute to the emerging college-going culture in the San Joaquin Valley.