College of Natural and Social Sciences



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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 a uniquely diverse student body. 

The College of NSS reflects a diversity of disciplines through its inclusion of 12 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


The Barry Goldwater Foundation for Research Excellence awarded the 2019 Barry Goldwater Scholarship to Jacob Parres-Gold, an undergraduate majoring in biochemistry. 

Faculty Highlight

Marla Parker

Professor Marla Parker discusses her pedagogical approach to remote learning during the fall semester and the importance of social impact in the curriculum.

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Impact Cover

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