The curriculum offered in the School of Science and Technology meets the professional needs of students planning a career in sciences, mathematics, nursing, kinesiology, and computer science. The school also covers the needs of students in the schools of Arts and Humanities, Social Sciences, Business and Economics, and Education. Many of the general education courses offered in the school are directly beneficial to the students of other schools.
Students with career goals in fields such as business, management, law, and urban planning may find courses in mathematics, statistics or computing essential to their future. In addition, the School of Science and Technology offers a rich selection of studies that can enhance a student's entire life. Courses in kinesiology, astronomy, biology, geology, and computer science can provide a basis for lifelong pursuits and enrichment.
The nursing department offers both undergraduate and graduate programs. Since the department enjoys a close relationship with the health community within the service area, students are provided with a variety of clinical opportunities in the hospital setting and other health care agencies prior to the completion of their program. Many of the nursing graduate courses are delivered by distance learning methods and a significant number of nursing graduate students live and study outside Sonoma County.
The school's dedicated faculty of professional scientists, mathematicians and health professionals are proud of the education they provide and of the accomplishments of their students. Graduates have established excellent records; some have earned national awards, many have earned advanced degrees, and virtually all have found excellent employment opportunities.
The four masters programs in biology, computer and engineering science, kinesiology, and nursing provide graduate students with a wide variety of opportunities ranging from research to clinical studies. In certain departments, graduate students are also provided with teaching or research assistantships. Sonoma State University is surrounded by many high tech industries and centers, which include telecommunications, electronics, optics, biotechnology, and bioinformatics. In addition to our resident faculty, a number of scientists and engineers from our local high tech industry participate in exciting graduate and undergraduate research activities in the school.
Millions of dollars have been invested in the school's new Engineering Science laboratories. The new laboratories, featuring the newest technological instrumentation, are available to undergraduate and graduate students interested in the fields of biology, chemistry, computer science, engineering science, geology, and physics.