Apr 01, 2023  
University Catalog 2020-2021 
University Catalog 2020-2021 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Programs in Natural Science

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College of Natural and Social Sciences
King Hall D1051
Phone: (323) 343-5693
E-mail: NatSci@cslanet.calstatela.edu
Website: http://www.calstatela.edu/academic/natsci

Coordinator: James Rudd

Programs offered under the heading of Natural Science emphasize the interrelationships among the natural science disciplines, including biology, chemistry, geoscience, and physics.   Because the degree programs in Natural Science provide broad training across several science disciplines, career opportunities for persons with the degree span a wide range.  The rapid pace of scientific and technical advances makes a broad understanding of science valuable to careers in academia, business, government, law, medicine, nonprofit organizations (e.g., museums, private foundations), and other fields.  A degree in Natural Science also serves as a solid foundation for additional training, such as a law degree, medical degree, or teaching credential, that is often required for more advanced career positions. Lower division courses in Natural Science (NATS  1010 and 1020) and in the Biological Sciences (BIOL  1030) prepare future elementary school teachers..

The Faculty

Instruction is provided by the faculties of all natural science departments, i.e., Biological Sciences, Chemistry and Biochemistry, Geosciences and Environment , and Physics and Astronomy, as well as the Department of Mathematics. Advisement information is available from the Natural Science Coordinator.

Programs for this Program:

Undergraduate Major
Natural Science, B.S.  

Undergraduate Certificate in Natural Science  
 • Minor in Natural Science  

Natural Science Subject Matter Program 

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