The College of Natural and Social Sciences is the largest college at Cal State LA with over 150 outstanding and dedicated faculty who have won more Statewide Outstanding Professor Awards than faculty in any other academic unit in the California State University system. The college is committed to programs of academic excellence in the fields of natural and social sciences that provide access and opportunity for a uniquely diverse student body.
Dean René Vellanoweth
Welcome to the College of Natural and Social Sciences which houses 12 departments and programs. It is my honor to lead the college this year, as we celebrate the 75th Anniversary of Cal State LA.
Urban Ecology Center
The mission of the Urban Ecology Center (UEC), housed within Cal State LA’s College of Natural and Social Sciences (NSS), is to support the advancement of transdisciplinary research, education, and professional development with a focus on sustainable, equitable, and fair economic drivers, land use practices, and public policies.
Department of History Receives 2022 Institutional Equity Award
The American Historical Association has awarded the 2022 Institutional Equity Award to the Cal State LA Department of History.
In Memoriam: Ronald R. Bates
We are saddened to announce that Cal State LA Distinguished Alumnus Dr. Ronald R. Bates, PhD, passed away unexpectedly on Tuesday, September 6, 2022.
NSS OUTSTANDING PROFESSORS
NSS FACULTY RECOGNITION
NSS professors Choi Chatterjee and Krishna Foster were recognized for their outstanding achievements and excellence in teaching. Chatterjee received the President's Distinguished Professor Award and Foster received an Outstanding Professor Award.
Need help with degree planning and progression, graduation check, exploring or declaring a major, or other academic concerns? The NSS Advisement Center team is here to help.
NSS congratulates Charmaine Chui who at 16 years old, graduated with a dual degree in psychology and criminal justice with summa cum laude honors.
Introducing the LEEAF Program
Cal State LA received a $1M grant from Wells Fargo to launch a program supporting students to learn more about entrepreneurship and communities recover from the effects of the pandemic.
Stay up to date with NSS
Read more on the accomplishments of faculty, staff, and students in the latest edition of Impact, a report from the College of Natural and Social Sciences.
Alma Rosa Nieto
Alumnus Alma Rosa Nieto understands the importance of representation and role models and aims to be a source of inspiration to current Cal State LA students.
GRADUATE PROGRAM HIGHLIGHT - ANTHROPOLOGY
The objective of the M.A. degree in anthropology is to prepare students for professional-level employment in industry and government, teaching positions in community colleges, or advanced study towards a Ph.D. degree.