You are in the official 1997-98 General Catalog
for California State University, Fresno.
The School of Natural Sciences
Special programs of the school include the Science Careers Opportunity Program (SCOP),
the Certificate in Biotechnology, the Man /Woman and the Natural Environment thematic cluster,
and the South Pacific Semester.
Science Building, Room 101
KIN-PING WONG, Dean
The School of Natural Sciences provides study for students in the areas
of biology, chemistry, geology, mathematics, physics, and psychology by
offering courses in the majors. Support courses for nonscience majors such
as agriculture, engineering, and the health professions and courses for
the general education of all university students are also offered through
the school. In doing so, our goal is to provide professional training at
the undergraduate and graduate levels, to serve as a foundation for a career
in science/mathematics, to provide preprofessional training in preparation
for careers in medicine, dentistry, pharmacy, veterinary medicine, and other
professions or for continued study at the graduate level.
Furthermore, students and faculty members in the school conduct research and scholastic activities in their academic areas and in solving applied scientific problems of the region. These research activities are carried out among campus scientists along with investigators at other research centers.
The School of Natural Sciences is involved with the school systems in
science and mathematics teacher education.
The recruitment, retention, and education of underrepresented minorities and females in science and mathematics are also major emphases.
The School of Natural Sciences includes the following departments:
- Marine Science at Moss Landing Marine Laboratories
- Natural Sciences -- Interdisciplinary Programs and Courses
Special Programs of the School of Natural Sciences include the following:
- Science Careers Opportunity Program (SCOP)
- Certificate in Biotechnology
- Man/Woman and the Natural Environment (MNE) thematic cluster
- South Pacific Semester