College of Science and Mathematics


In the College of Science and Mathematics (COSAM), we are passionate about the success of our students in science, mathematics and education. Learn by Doing at COSAM means that students have opportunities to collaborate with faculty on cutting-edge, peer reviewed research as undergraduates — an unheard-of opportunity at most other institutions. Our small class sizes give students access to close guidance and mentorship from energized and involved faculty. As a COSAM student, you will gain the skills and confidence to lead the workforce, succeed in premier graduate programs, and grapple with and solve the most complicated issues facing society. Our graduates go on to careers in medicine and other healthcare fields, biotechnology, teaching, research, government, higher education, consulting, sales, data analysis, entrepreneurship and more.

Quick Facts

  • 50 percent admission rate to medical school
  • More than 25% of students earn credit for doing real-world research
  • Lab component in more than 60% of science major courses
  • No. 2 in the nation among master’s comprehensive universities for number of chemistry grads who go on to earn Ph.D.s
  • All undergraduate education students participate in local K-6 classrooms.
  • State-of-the-art research and instructional facilities are housed in the Warren J. Baker Center for Science and Mathematics
  • Top employers include Amazon, Boeing, Disney, Kaiser Permanente and the National Park Service


Biological Sciences
Liberal Studies
Marine Sciences