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The College of Science, Technology, and Business at Sonoma State University empowers students with knowledge and skills for success in science, technology, and business. We foster innovation, collaboration, and ethical leadership in a dynamic learning community. Through academic excellence and experiential learning, we prepare graduates to drive positive change in society.

Below you will find links to the individual websites for the School of Business; School of Mathematics, Economics, and Statistics; School of Nursing and Health Sciences;, School of Physical Sciences; Department of Biology; Department of Kinesiology; and Extended Education.

Interested in looking for a specific major, minor, or graduate degree? Go to our Programs by Department webpage.

School of Business

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We are dedicated to transforming the world by growing leaders who are courageous, curious, and compassionate. Our mission is to inspire change through data insights, entrepreneurship, and purpose-driven business practices across various fields, including accounting, analytics, finance, marketing, management, and wine business.

School of Engineering and Computer Science

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We offer a Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering and a Master of Science in Electrical and Computer Engineering. The department emphasizes experiential education, innovation, and industry collaboration, providing students with hands-on learning opportunities, world-class faculty, and state-of-the-art laboratories with advanced technology.

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Computer Science

Our program provides a cutting-edge curriculum with an emphasis on hands-on experience. Our small classes, teaching-focused faculty, strong student clubs and community come together to make learning a fun, interesting, and valuable experience. Dive into the dynamic world of technology, where creativity meets coding and innovation knows no bounds.

School of Mathematics, Economics, and Statistics

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Mathematics and Statistics

We invite and welcome students from all educational and cultural backgrounds to join us in creating an active, collaborative learning community that celebrates the complexity, beauty, and applicability of mathematics and statistics.

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We are committed to excellence in providing you an education in a field that combines theory with real-world applications, making it both practical and intellectually stimulating. Students develop critical thinking, problem-solving, and data analysis skills, which open up diverse career paths in business, finance, government, and research. 

School of Nursing and Health Sciences

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We educate exceptional graduates who initiate and foster the equitable health of individuals within local and global communities. Faculty model a philosophy of caring to sustain a nurturing learning environment that embodies a commitment to equity and standards of inclusive excellence.

School of Physical Sciences

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We are a scholarly group of faculty, students, and staff working together to explore how the world functions at the molecular level. Our curriculum is focused on providing student opportunities to work with relevant instrumentation, to learn experimental design, execution, and troubleshooting, and to practice various forms of scientific communication. 

Geology students out in the field

Geology is the study of the materials, structures, processes, and history of the Earth. It advances our understanding of the formation of rocks and minerals and how they can be used to reconstruct the history of the Earth's biological, climatic, and tectonic evolution across the enormity of geologic time.

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Physics and Astronomy

Physics is the most fundamental of all the scientific disciplines. Ranging from quarks to the cosmos, from the infinitesimal to the infinite, and from the applied to the abstract, the study of physics seeks to explain all the complex and wondrous phenomena of the natural world in terms of a few fundamental laws and principles.

Department of Biology

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We offer a dynamic learning environment, exciting research, training opportunities, and intensive mentoring of students at all levels. Our faculty are dedicated educators and scholars who engage in primary research to address diverse topics in the biological sciences. Educational and research areas include ecology, evolutionary biology, genetics, molecular and cell biology, and physiology.

Department of Kinesiology

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Kinesiology studies human movement from multiple perspectives – biological, behavioral, socio-cultural – to prepare students to lead and participate in a modern, complex society. We prepares students for careers or further study in fitness, health promotion, fitness assessment and exercise prescription, research, and the allied health professions, such as medicine, physical or occupational therapy, athletic training, physician assistant, and chiropractic.

Extended Education

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Extended Education

We are dedicated to providing a wide range of academic credit, degree programs, professional certificates, and lifelong learning opportunities tailored to meet the diverse needs of our students and the community. We take great satisfaction in crafting educational opportunities that promote both career development and personal enrichment.

Centers, Institutes, and Programs

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Center for Professional Engagement

We prepare and launch Business students into meaningful careers through professional development and employer engagement.

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Our mission is to develop exciting formal and informal educational materials that inspire students in grades 5-14 to pursue STEM careers, to train teachers nationwide use of these materials in the classroom, and to enhance science literacy for the general public, with a special focus on increasing the numbers of under-represented students in STEM.

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Health Professions Advisory Program

Our program provides guidance to current undergraduate and post-baccalaureate students preparing for careers in the following health professions: dentistry, medicine, optometry, pharmacy, physician assistant, clinical laboratory science and veterinary medicine.

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Mathematics, Engineering, and Science Achievement (MESA)

MESA is a nationally recognized California academic support program that provides a resilient learning community and strong base to students in the STEM majors. The goal of our program is to increase the number of historically underrepresented students who pursue and persist in STEM related degrees and, ultimately, careers.

Students in the Wine program
Wine Business Institute

The WBI serves as an intellectual and industry center for faculty, students, and the business community. Founded in 1996 as a partnership between the wine industry and the School of Business at Sonoma State University, the WBI provides cutting-edge research that informs industry best practices and program curriculum.