QUICK FACTS: 2017-18 COLLEGE OF SCIENCES
COLLEGE OF SCIENCES GRADUATES
EXTRAMURAL RESEARCH FUNDING
National Institutes of Health
National Science Foundation
SHANGHAI ACADEMIC RANKING OF WORLD UNIVERSITIES
- The Department of Psychology is ranked within the top 150 worldwide (Top 59 in the US).
- The Ecology program is ranked in the top 300 worldwide (top 80 in the US).
- Earth Sciences, Atmospheric Sciences, Biological Sciences, and Human Biological Sciences programs are all ranked in the top 500 or above.
News from our Departments
On behalf of the international team of 60 investigators, including SDSU astronomers William Welsh and Jerome Orosz, the work was presented by researcher Veselin Kostov at the 235th meeting of the American Astronomical Society in Honolulu on January 6.
An SDSU volcanologist finds that the same source rock made its way west over time, a discovery that will help us understand past and future eruptions.
“At 20 weeks we were still able to see the cells,” Monsanto said. “Our design takes advantage of the inherent beneficial attributes of three distinct cardiac cell types, each known to possess beneficial properties that blunt heart disease in their own way.”
Senior Dewayani Windy, an applied math major, used computational simulations to study how lung tissue grows and branches out to form airways. She learned to use math equations to describe complex biological processes.
Partnership Scholars Program offers underrepresented students paid internships, training and exposure to cancer research. By Padma Nagappan Nalani Coleman always knew she wanted to investigate diseases, especially cancer, so she found out about a research...
Former astronaut and Director of the Johnson Space Center, Ellen Ochoa, was awarded an Honorary Doctorate at SDSU. “I could not have imagined this career when I was a student at San Diego State…” Ochoa credits one of her former physics professors, Jeffrey Davis, with helping steer her into her interest…
The group name is "Safety in Motion" The problem that they wanted is to solve is how can we reduce traffic in Los Angeles? The Olympics in Los Angeles will be hosted in 2028, and there's already so much traffic in LA. I joined a team that didn't...
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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.