School of Science and Technology


The School of Science and Technology houses the following departments and programs:
  • Biology
  • Chemistry
  • Computer Science
  • Engineering Science
  • Geology
  • Family Nurse Practitioner Program
  • Health Professions Advisory Program
  • Kinesiology
  • Mathematics and Statistics
  • Nursing
  • Physics and Astronomy

Science and Technology graduates serve technology, healthcare, education, financial services and many other workforce needs in Sonoma County and the wider region.

More than 60 highly qualified Science and Technology faculty are engaged in innovative research and service to their students, departments, school, campus and community. Hands-on, laboratory-based and field experience along with internship and research opportunities are the hallmarks of Science and Technology curriculum.

With approximately $2 million in annual grants and contracts, Science and Technology faculty are a highly productive group in securing grant-supported research activities. The proceeds of the School’s $6 million endowment benefit the 3,600 acre Galbreath Wildlands Preserve and the Fairfield Osborne Preserve as well as the Engineering Science Department, student scholarships and department-specific projects.

Many Science and Technology departments organize lecture series that are open to the campus community and the public. Speakers from academia, industry and business present state-of-the-art topics in science, technology and mathematics. Several Nobel Laureates are among the distinguished speakers.

A strong Science and Technology student community throughout the School provides a rich array of club activities, support and tutoring services, academic excellence efforts and other programs for students’ success.

Science and Technology hosts the NASA Education and Public Outreach group, which has received more than $10 million in funding since 2000, engaging more than 40,000 teachers, students and members of the public in cutting-edge science.

Science and Technology works to attract, retain and graduate more young people in the sciences, technology, engineering and mathematics fields. Programs include MESA (Mathematics, Engineering and Science Achievement), Louis Stokes Alliance for Minority Participation, Expanding Your Horizons and others.