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Message from the Dean

There has never been a more exciting time to be a science or math major. Today's students will help fulfill the promise of the Human Genome Project, Clean Energy Technologies and other scientific breakthroughs. In the College of Natural Sciences and Mathematics, students get to know professors while studying a hands-on curriculum. Graduates who seek stimulating careers that continually offer new challenges will find excellent job prospects.


Mary McCarthy Hintz, left, and Semarhy Quinones-Soto are co-administrators of the NIH grant. (Sacramento State/Craig Koscho)

$1.3M grant opens doors to careers in research

More researchers will be entering the biomedical field through a $1.37 million National Institutes of Health grant received by Sacramento State to give students real experience in research projects.

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Featured Video

NSM Students Present Their Research

From the far reaches of outer space to the depths of the oceans to tiny organisms that can’t be seen with the naked eye – this is just a small sampling of where Sacramento State science students find their research projects. Forty-three teams from the College of Natural Sciences and Mathematics spent most of their free time in summer 2016 conducting undergraduate research; and on Oct. 13, they presented their work at the annual NSM Undergraduate Research Reception and Poster Session.

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Academic Departments

Biological Sciences

Dr. Shannon Datwyler, Chair
(916) 278-6535
Fax: (916) 278-6993


Dr. Michael Schmandt, Chair
(916) 278-6109
Fax: (916) 278-7584

Math & Statistics

Dr. David Zeigler, Chair
(916) 278-6534
Fax: (916) 278-5586


Dr. Linda Roberts, Chair
(916) 278-6684
Fax: (916) 278-4986


Dr. Tim Horner, Chair
(916) 278-6337
Fax: (916) 278-4650

Physics & Astronomy

Dr. William DeGraffenreid, Chair
(916) 278-6518
Fax: (916) 278-7686

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