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SDSU Leads Collaboration to Detect Oil Spills Sooner

Researchers and alumni with the firm InterOcean Systems aim to develop sensors that use ultraviolet light to pick up traces of oil on the ocean surface.

Thomas B. Day Awards for Excellence in Physics

President Day was a tremendously accomplished man, and in many ways, most well-known for his work as President of SDSU. Less known is that he was a widely published and successful physicist.

Binaries are for Computers

“The message that I’d like to deliver to other trans students is this: nothing is more important than who you are. Nothing…” —Brienne Hayes, First Transgender/Nonbinary Person to Graduate with Distinction from the Department of Mathematics and Statistics.

Red Flag: Childhood Irritability Could Signal Future Problems

Psychologist Jillian Lee Wiggins received $5.4 million in NIH grants to study irritable youth to predict risk for mental health issues.

SDSU Astronomy Department Receives $14 Million Bequest

San Diego State University has received the largest donation to a single department in the university’s history, a $14 million gift to the Department of Astronomy.

SDSU Professor Rees Garmann’s Research on the Assembly of Bacteriophage MS2 Recognized for Understanding COVID-19 and other Viruses.

Scientists are exploring the physics of viruses, to understand how these pathogens assemble themselves — and might be rent apart.

Ancient Lake Contributed to Past San Andreas Fault Ruptures and Could Help Explain Fault’s “Earthquake Drought”

SDSU joint Ph.D. student Ryley Hill presented new work using geophysical modeling to quantify how the presence of a large lake overlying the fault could have affected rupture timing on the southern San Andreas in the past.

SDSU Named to Consortium for Terrorism Prevention and Counterterrorism Research

SDSU’s Homeland Security Graduate Program co-directors, Eric Frost and Lance Larson, will use additional funds provided by the award to deliver an education of the Homeland Security Enterprise with focused training on cyber and open-source intelligence to build up existing and future DHS needs and opportunities and solve real problems as a means to learning.

New Guidelines for Phage Preparation Can Accelerate Lifesaving Treatment

“Many of our patients have so little time, so speed is of the essence and this protocol would really make a difference, since one run can produce enough doses to treat a patient for months.”

‘Little Brain’ or Cerebellum — Not so Little After All

Neuroscientist Martin Sereno, director of the SDSU MRI Imaging Center, and his collaborators discovered the cerebellum is much larger than previously understood, enabling future advances in research.

40 Years of Frost— No end in site.

40 Years of Frost— No end in site.

Dr. Eric Frost was recently celebrated for completing 40 years at San Diego State. He received a special award from the dean of Sciences for his outstanding career and accomplishments over the past 40 years. When asked about his milestone …


College of Sciences Alumni are Making a Difference


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Dean’s Office Virtual Front Desk

9:00am to 1:00pm PDT / Mon–Fri
College of Sciences staff are here for you.

Virtual Explore SDSU Open House March 20 & April 17

Programs, Admissions, Financial Aid, and More

Attend sessions hosted by professors and students in your major and ask questions that matter to you.

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2,285 Dean’s List Honorees

Congratulations on this achievement! The hard work you have put into your studies will be invaluable in your future endeavors.


Repopulation, Instruction, and Business Plans.

  • Slowly repopulate campus.
  • Face-to-face instruction and online course offerings.
  • Provide an immersive student-focused experience.
  • Continue our research mission, including the adoption of new COVID-19 related research.

RESOURCES for Virtual Learning and Remote Work

Technical Support for hardware, software, remote access, telephone, and cloud document storage.

Advance your Career with a Degree in Science

SDSU’s College of Sciences is the region’s largest center for science education and research. Comprising eight departments and various specialties, our College offers bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral degrees, as well as curricula for pre-professional students in medicine, veterinary medicine, and dentistry. Our coursework is enhanced by research centers that provide our students with real-world experience and seminars given by notable leaders in the field. We also maintain off-campus sites at the Mt. Laguna Observatory, Coastal Waters Laboratory, and nearly 9,000 acres comprising four biological sciences research stations. Our faculty remain leaders in their disciplines through their research, enabling our students to benefit from both practical classroom instruction, as well as hands-on laboratory work with our professors.



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