Message from the Dean

It is my pleasure to welcome you to the School of Natural Sciences, Mathematics, and Engineering (NSME) at CSU Bakersfield.

The faculty and staff in NSME are proud to serve CSUB students and the local community. We are dedicated to the advancement of science, mathematics, engineering, and nursing as a whole. Our equal dedication to both teaching and research is necessary is reflected in NSME’s excellent scholarship record, an emphasis on student learning, a commitment to research with students, careful and continuous advising, and an attention to the appropriate infusion of technology into the various programs in the school.

NSME faculty total 70 in number, distributed into seven departments and offering nine baccalaureate degrees and two graduate degrees. The school serves around 1,700 full time equivalent students yearly, and claims 1,349 majors. Graduates of NSME typically enter the workforce as researchers, teachers, nurses, or industry employees, or advance to graduate programs in top research universities nationwide.

Please take the time to explore NSME's pages, where you can get detailed information about specific programs and departments as well as general information about the school and its faculty and staff. If any of your questions remain unanswered, please do not hesitate to contact my office.


Kathleen Madden, Ph.D
Dean, School of Natural Sciences, Mathematics, and Engineering
California State University, Bakersfield

Dr. Kathleen Madden

Dean, School of Natural Sciences, Mathematics and Engineering
Professor of Biology

Phone: (661) 654-3450
Office: Science I-104