Message from the Dean

It is my great pleasure to serve as Interim Dean of the College of Science & Engineering at San Francisco State University.

San Francisco State University is a vibrant and dynamic university. Our talented and hard-working faculty and staff are committed to excellence in teaching, research and service. At SF State we are proud to serve the State of California and the Bay Area community by training and preparing our diverse student population for productive and rewarding careers in STEM and health-related fields.

Our college strives to build a strong workforce by working together with the Unified School Districts of San Francisco and South San Francisco, local community colleges, universities, and partnering with industry leaders. We believe that together we can provide the best training ground for our students who are working hard to improve the health and well-being of all of our communities. Our students are actively engaged in our classrooms and in our research groups. Students are involved in a range of training opportunities investigating strategies to build earthquake resistant skyscrapers to addressing local health disparities. Our faculty and lecturers are implementing innovative teaching strategies that engage students in the classroom to solve real-world problems. We have many successful student training programs that are increasing the diversity of people entering the workforce, top-notch Ph.D., medical school and K-12 teacher certificate programs. Our faculty have an excellent track record of being awarded numerous federal, state and local grants that support a wide range of research programs.

Our mission is to ensure that we provide our students an excellent learning experience and an inclusive environment to prepare our next generation of scientists, innovators, health care providers, and experts that will move our region forward in a positive and conscientious direction that is inclusive and represents the rich diversity of our people. I welcome you to learn more about us and the great work that we do at the College of Science & Engineering!





Carmen Domingo, Interim Dean, College of Science & Engineering


Dr. Carmen R. Domingo was appointed Interim Dean of the College of Science & Engineering in August 2017. Interim Dean Domingo is an accomplished scholar and dedicated teacher and mentor who has been a member of SF State’s Biology Department for 20 years. She is widely recognized for her collaborative leadership style, her commitment to innovation in research and teaching, and her deep understanding of CoSE and SF State. She holds a bachelor’s degree in Biological Sciences from the University of California, Irvine and a Ph.D. in Molecular and Cell Biology from the University of California at Berkeley.


Our College

The College of Science & Engineering (CoSE)

CoSE is home to more than 400 faculty and staff members, including 182 tenured and tenure-track faculty and more than 6,000 students in eight departments and one school. CoSE also provides foundational education to students crossing the entirety of San Francisco State University.

Our Mission

CoSE provides an encouraging environment to develop the intellectual capacity, critical thinking, creativity and problem solving ability of its students so that they may become honorable, contributing and forward-thinking members of the science and engineering community of the San Francisco Bay Area and beyond. CoSE fosters a thriving environment for scholarly and creative activities so that new knowledge or solutions to problems are discovered or created and provides science education to all students in the University so that they may be equipped to succeed in the modern world.

Our Vision

CoSE is committed to offering students an academic experience of "thinking, learning and doing." The best way to provide this experience is through involving students in research and the solution of real world problems. Thus, teaching and research are mutually supportive and one cannot excel without the other. Faculty and students conduct research together in topics spanning a broad range of theoretical and applied topics on projects supported by a variety of funding sources, including foundations, companies, state and local governments and a broad range of federal funding agencies.

CoSE is committed to serve a student population that reflects the diversity of the region and includes many international students. The College supports a number of programs designed to encourage and support all students to pursue careers in science and engineering. The College is committed support and retain a diverse group of faculty, staff, and students, both domestic and international.