The College of Science & Engineering (CoSE)

The College of Science & Engineering offers students supportive academic experiences of thinking, learning and doing by providing them with engaging instructional programs, research-enriched experiences and inspiration to participate in and lead the workforce of the future.

Explore Our College

The College supports a number of programs designed to encourage and support all students to pursue careers in science and engineering. Get to know our Departments and Schools:

Biology · Chemistry & Biochemistry · Computer Science · School of Engineering · School of the Environment · Mathematics · Physics & Astronomy · Psychology

Through our inclusive campus life, our thought-provoking faculty and academics, our supportive student services and location in the City of San Francisco, Biotech Bay and Silicon Valley, we ignite the power of education for all, so our students can go on to make a positive impact in their communities and the world.

What's Happening at CoSE

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Carrying on a Legacy

Alumna Lisa D. White (B.A., ’84), director of education at UC Berkeley’s Museum of Paleontology, offers a personal story exploring how her and her sisters’ scholarship endowments for SF State students honor their remarkable parents, who met on campus in the 1950s.

tent campsites next to flowing river

A River Runs Through It

For nearly 75 years, the Sierra Nevada Field Campus has been a training facility, a children’s camp, a research field site, a nature haven for creatives, a field trip destination and so much more. But at its core, SNFC has always been an eclectic community learning in and from nature.

students in lab coats work in a future CoSE lab space

The Science & Engineering Innovation Center

Coming in 2024, the College of Science and Engineering's new facility — the Science & Engineering Innovation Center — will serve all 7,000 CoSE majors and hundreds of general education students each year.

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