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Opening the World of Science

The world of science is a world of exploration. Perhaps you are excited about exploring that world for yourself. Maybe you're interested in CNAS because of the advantage it gives you for a career in one of the medical or health professions. Maybe you love math and science but aren't sure what direction to go in. Or maybe you've chosen a major but want to have some other experiences too. No matter which description fits you best, the CNAS Advantage is working for you.



Undergraduate students in the College have 17 majors available, with a total of 29 options or tracks. Click on the name of the major to get more information.

(c) UCR - Professor Davi Reznick looking through a microscope in a biology lab

Life Sciences majors


Options: Biology, Chemistry, Medical Sciences

Biological Sciences

Tracks: Bioinformatics and Genomics; Biology; Cell, Molecular, and Developmental Biology; Conservation Biology; Entomology; Environmental Toxicology; Evolution and Ecology; Medical Biology; Microbiology; Plant Biology.

Biology  |  Cell, Molecular, and Developmental Biology  |  Entomology  |  Microbiology  |  Neuroscience  |  Plant Biology
(c) UCR/CNAS - students looking at lasers with goggles on

Mathematical Sciences majors


Options: Biology, Chemistry, Economics, Environmental Sciences, Physics, Statistics.


Options: Quantitative Management, Statistical Computing

Mathematics for Teachers of Secondary School
Field Reseearch at Boyd Deep Canyon UCR Natural Reserve (c) UCR

Physical Sciences majors


Options: Chemical Physics, Environmental Chemistry, Pure Chemistry

Environmental Sciences

Options: Environmental Education, Environmental Toxicology, Natural Science, Social Science, Soil Science


Options: General Geology, Geobiology, Global Climate Change, Geophysics

Geophysics  |  Geoscience Education  |  Physics





Check out helpful links and CNAS programs and resources available to undergraduate students:


CNAS Undergraduate Programs & Resources

Undergraduate Academic Advising Center (UAAC)