College of Science

The College of Science (CoS) transforms its majors into qualified science professionals for a global and regional Silicon Valley work force, and prepares them for advanced (graduate) training and life-long learning. Core science education is provided for engineers, health care professionals, K-12 teachers, and other technical fields, as well as basic mathematics and science skills to students in non-science majors. Our students are instilled with the awareness of science and technology necessary to be an informed person in our highly technical, culturally diverse society.

The Mission of the College of Science is to:

  • prepare students for rewarding careers in biological sciences, chemistry, computer science, geology, mathematics, meteorology, and physics.
  • provide the lower division core biology, chemistry, mathematics, and physics courses for majors in other technical disciplines (such as engineering).
  • enable all undergraduate students to achieve a well-rounded education by attaining the quantitative, critical thinking, and scientific skills necessary for lifelong learning and informed decision-making on scientific issues.
  • prepare future K-12 teachers with the appropriate math and science content and teaching practices required for teaching math and science in California's diverse classrooms, as well as providing professional development opportunities for these teachers.
  • foster high levels of student learning and faculty development by encouraging and supporting individualized undergraduate and graduate inquiry-based research and scholarship.

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To see program learning objectives, assessment schedules, assessment reports, and program planning documents, please visit the individual program sites below: