College of Natural and Social Sciences



NSS Dean's Office: Rosser Hall 223 | (323) 343-2000 | Fax (323) 343-2011 |
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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 uniquely diverse student body. 

The College of NSS reflects a diversity of disciplines through its inclusion of 15 departments and interdisciplinary programs that serve nearly 6,000 undergraduate majors and over 500 graduate students. Our outstanding faculty and staff are committed to creating educational experiences for students that utilize and generate knowledge that is culturally responsive and inclusive and to facilitating the development of the next generation of leaders in academic centers, industry, local, regional and national government. 

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Student Highlight

Lily Nguyen

Lily Nguyen enrolled at Cal State Los Angeles when she was just 13-years-old. Now the 18-year-old graduate with a degree in biochemistry and a double minor in biology and psychology will reasearch alongside the world's leading scientists.

Faculty Highlight

Six Outstanding Professor Awardees seated with four administrators standing behind

NSS faculty members (Heidi Riggio and Howard Xu) were recognized at the Fall Convocation as Outstanding Professors while Jessica Bodoh-Creed was named the University-wide Outstanding Lecturer.

Event Highlight 

Students receiving Big Data prize

Students, faculty, administrators and community partners gathered on April 22, 2019 for Cal State LA’s first annual Big Data Community Forum. The event highlited student research projects, posters and story maps.