College of Natural Sciences

From the desk of Interim Dean Mike Ward

mike-wardWelcome to the College of Natural Sciences!

The 21st century has presented us with profound challenges such as global health, clean water, depletion of precious natural resources, and protection of the environment.  As a college, we are committed to preparing graduates who can work cooperatively with other scientists, engineers, policy makers, and business professionals to develop innovative solutions to these complex problems. The College of Natural Sciences undergraduate and graduate programs are highly successful at producing graduates who go on to make a positive difference in this changing world.

By exploring our website, you will learn about our academic programs, scholarship and internship opportunities, and much more.  We offer you the advantage of a hands-on learning environment, one-on-one mentoring, and a faculty dedicated to student success.  We welcome your interest in our college, our programs, our faculty, and our students.  Please take a few moments to learn more about us!


10th Annual Poster Session


Floyd L. English Scholarship Ceremony


2014 Commencement Ceremony

Sunday May 18th, 2014 - College of Natural Sciences

Featured Articles

SimCenter celebrates seven years

Medical Director David Damazo explains to Margaret Schmidt, director of advancement for the College of Natural Sciences, how the AIRSIM Advanced Combo Bronchi is used on Monday in Chico.(Frank Rebelo/Staff Photo)

Rural hospital simulation center in Chico celebrates seven years



"Book in Common"


"Exploring Mars with the Curiosity Rover"


Center for Water and the Environment - CWE