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College of Natural and Agricultural Sciences (CNAS)
As a CNAS student, you will deepen your knowledge of the universe and improve the quality of life for inhabitants of the state, nation and world.
Analyze data to solve real-world problems as a Statistics major. Understand chemical reactions in the body as a Biochemistry major. Or identify and prevent disruption to the earth's systems and species as an Environmental Science major. Other majors include Microbiology, Physics and Entomology.
CNAS graduates go on to influence the pharmaceutical and plastics industries, manage space missions for NASA and the Jet Propulsion Lab, work as a Supervisory Scientist at the Naval Surface Warfare Center (NSWC), track oil spills in the world's oceans, and win the Nobel Prize.Visit the CNAS Website
Undecided? We Can Help
The College of Natural and Agricultural Sciences (CNAS) helps students successfully
into a major field of study that is consistent with their aptitudes, values and goals.
acres serve as a real-life laboratory for plant research.
galaxies are examined by UCR astronomers to address an unsolved astrophysics mystery.
of all CNAS undergraduates engage in research outside of coursework.
(Many co-author research papers!)
CNAS undergraduate majors offer 29 options/tracks.
In the Spotlight
“I feel like I wouldn’t have become the person I am today if it was not for this school,
and the amazing peers that I have met here.”
- Melanie Liu, '14
“UCR is more than a school. It is a family full of people who share a common goal
of love and service to our community. If I had to choose a university to attend all
over again, UCR will always be my number one choice.”
- “Rocky” Peter Ajoku, ’13
“Both the students and faculty are very friendly and always willing to help. UCR offers
incredible resources and programs; all you have to do is look for them and reach out.”
- Jennifer Avila, '16
Sonia Zarate ’07 (Ph.D. in Plant Molecular Biology) was elected to the board for the Society for Advancement of Hispanics/Chicanos and Native Americans in Science (SACNAS). Zarate serves as director of the office of undergraduate research at the University of San Diego.
Fortino Morales III ’11 (Environment Science) is UCR’s first R’Garden manager. He also established the first student-run course and the urban garden seminar. Morales helped pass a student referendum to fund sustainability engagement.
Jean Easum '75 (Mathematics) is a Supervisory Scientist at the Naval Surface Warfare Center (NSWC). She has worked with the Science and Technology Education Partnership Teacher Conference, the Regional Science Olympiad Competition, and the Inland Area Science Teachers’ Association.
Highest-Paying Bachelor Degrees
Discover how much you can earn with a bachelor degree from CNAS.
2017-2018 PayScale National College Salary Report
Based on national averages. Higher earning potential with advanced degrees.
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