College of Natural and Social Sciences

The College of Natural and Social Sciences is committed to programs of academic excellence that provide access and opportunity for our uniquely diverse student body. The College boasts 15 academic departments and programs that serve nearly 5,500 undergraduates and over 500 graduate students.

The mission of the college is to be agents of change, promising to serve and transform Greater Los Angeles and the global society through innovative and intentional learning environments, socially conscious and equity-minded civic engagement, and impactful (inter)disciplinary research.

The College of Natural and Social Sciences relies on the generosity of our alumni and friends to enhance the educational experience our students receive.  By supporting the college, you help us implement our strategic priorities (link embedded) described below:

  1. Intentional learning environments: Create an accessible and welcoming student-centered learning environment that cultivates professional growth, career readiness, and global leaders

  2. Socially conscious and equity-minded civic engagement: Cultivate an environment that integrates and values civic engagement

  3. Impactful (inter)disciplinary research: Create academic distinction in key research areas that establishes NSS as a source of expertise

Contact Us

photo of Dean Scott-JohnsonPamela E. Scott-Johnson, Ph. D. 
Natural and Social Sciences
(323) 343-2000
[email protected] 


photo of Marissa GarciaMarissa Garcia
Director of Development,
Natural and Social Sciences
(323) 343-3043
[email protected]