About the School of Natural Sciences, Mathematics, and Engineering
Welcome to the website of the School of Natural Sciences, Mathematics, and Engineering (NSME)
at California State University, Bakersfield (CSUB). CSUB is Your Public University in the southern
San Joaquin Valley. NSME is proud to be a vibrant and growing School recognized as the 2012 Example of Excelencia in Education.
(Click here to learn more about this recognition.)
The faculty and staff in NSME pride themselves for their service to the CSUB student, the local community, and the advancement of science, technology, mathematics and engineering (STEM) and nursing. NSME is proud to partner with the Kern County community in advancing STEM education. A video highlighting our partnership can be viewed by clicking here.
About one hundred faculty and thirty staff personnel are distributed into seven departments that offer fourteen baccalaureate degrees, three masters, and numerous concentrations. The school serves around 2000 full time equivalent students yearly, and claims 1700 majors, of which about 1400 are in STEM. 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, and 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.
Anne M. Houtman, D. Phil.
Dean, School of Natural Sciences, Mathematics, and Engineering
California State University, Bakersfield
Seven departments within the School of Natural Sciences, Mathematics, and Engineering offer Bachelor of Science, Bachelor of Arts, Master of Science and Master of Arts degrees as follows:
|Biology||BS, Minor, MS|
|Biosystems & Agricultural Engineering||Emphasis within BS Engineering Sciences|
|Biotechnology||Concentration within BS Biology|
|Chemistry||BS, ACS Certified, Minor|
|Computer Science||BS, Minor|
|Engineering Management||Emphasis within BS Engineering Sciences|
|Environmental Studies||Concentration within BS Geological Sciences|
|Food Science||Concentration within BS Biochemistry|
|Geological Sciences||BA, BS, Minor, MS|
|Human Biological Sciences||BA|
|Hydrogeology||Concentration within MS Geological Sciences|
|Information Security||Concentration within BS Computer Science|
|Management & Marketing||Concentration within BS Chemistry|
|Nursing||BS, RN to BSN|
|Petroleum Engineering||Emphasis within the BS in Engineering Sciences|
|Petroleum Geology||Concentration within MS Geological Sciences|
|Pre-Engineering||For aeronautical, civil, mechanical, and other engineering degrees|
|Pre-Professional||Includes Pre-Medical, Pre-Dentistry, Pre-Pharmacy, and Pre-Veterinary|
Other tracks and options within degrees are also available, such as application software, biochemistry, forensics chemistry, statistics, and many others. Our faculty members remain active in their disciplines through their research. Our students benefit from both practical classroom instruction, as well as hands-on laboratory work with our professors.
The School of Natural Sciences, Mathematics, and Engineering is dedicated to providing an outstanding educational experience consistent with the University's Mission which is to be a comprehensive public university committed to offering excellent undergraduate and graduate programs that advance the intellectual and personal development of its students.
The objectives of the School of Natural Sciences, Mathematics, and Engineering are to:
- Offer required coursework in science, mathematics, engineering, and nursing for students majoring in these disciplines.
- Offer required course work for students seeking a teaching credential in science and mathematics.
- Promote science, engineering, and health education for the purpose of improving the human condition.
- Foster scientific integrity in all professional endeavors.
- Prepare students for entry into the workforce in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM), and healthcare services.
- Prepare students for admission to graduate programs in science, mathematics, engineering, and nursing.
- Prepare students for admission to professional programs in medicine, veterinary medicine, pharmacy, dentistry, nursing, and other health professions.
- Prepare students for leadership roles in the community.
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