Welcome to the College of
Natural Sciences and Mathematics!

About Us

The College of Natural Sciences and Mathematics (NSM) is one of eight colleges at CSUF and contains five departments. The college offers through its departments and programs, baccalaureate degrees in all disciplines and master's degrees in biological science, chemistry, geology, physics and mathematics.

NSM currently has more than 120 full-time faculty members and more than 2900 students majoring in the programs offered by NSM. Each year the college graduates an average of about 390 students with baccalaureate degrees and 65 students with master's degrees. Many of our graduates, either immediately following graduation or after receiving postgraduate degrees, find employment in our neighboring communities, providing a tremendous resource for the economic development of Orange County & SoCal.


  • Mission
    The College of Natural Sciences & Mathematics is dedicated to the principle that teaching and research are intricately mixed and undergraduate research is an integral part of education. By combining quality classroom instruction, student involvement in research, and strong academic advising, we transform the student experience.
  • Vision
    Through creating knowledge and learning by discovery, CNSM changes the lives of students while preparing them for advanced degrees and successful careers in science and mathematics.
  • Tagline
    Exploration by inquiry and learning through discovery.

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