College of Natural Sciences
Dean Frederika "Fraka" Harmsen's Welcome
The 21st Century has presented the world with profound challenges such as global health, transnational climate change, resource depletion and cyber security. 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. Whether you are beginning at Chico State in one of our science or health science programs leading to a Bachelor’s degree or you plan to pursue one of our graduate programs, the Faculty can provide you with an educational experience that will help lead to a successful and rewarding career.
By exploring our website you will learn about our programs, scholarship opportunities, how to find an advisor and much more. For example, a unique feature of all the college’s undergraduate programs is the opportunity to become involved with faculty in research. Undergraduate research gives students the ability to work with state-of-the-art equipment on cutting-edge problems. Undergraduate research often leads to participation at national conferences and scholarly publications. Students who have taken advantage of this opportunity are exceptionally well prepared for graduate and professional study.
In the College of Natural Sciences we offer you the advantage of a learning environment with small class sizes, one on one mentoring, and a faculty dedicated to student success. You will discover that the College plays an integral role within Chico State, in our local community, and in our state with respect to scientific and technological education, research, and outreach.On our web site you will find detailed information about the College programs and degree requirements. Please, let us help you achieve your educational and career goals. Join a vibrant community of more than 1,800 undergraduate majors and graduate students in the College of Natural Sciences, and enjoy the journey.
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
By KATRINA CAMERON-Staff Writer