The Sciences at Cal Lutheran

A catalyst for change.

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Interest in the sciences at California Lutheran University is at an all-time high. Since 2008, the University has experienced a 77 percent increase in students enrolling in science programs. Today one in four students at Cal Lutheran are science majors.

Nationwide, there is a growing demand for graduates well-versed in the sciences. At the federal level, the President's Council of Advisors on Science and Technology has challenged universities to enroll 1 million STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics) undergraduates in the next decade. Statewide, STEM employment in California has increased by 25 percent.

At Cal Lutheran, we are preparing our graduates to be catalysts for change by providing a science education that is:


We provide a learning experience that combines personal faculty attention with a focus on inquiry-based learning, so that each student is motivated by a sense of curiosity and passion.


We encourage all our students to explore science as a possible career track, particularly women and those students who are first in their families to attend college.


We provide students with immediate research experience and encourage them to present and even publish their work, placing them on an accelerated career track.

Did You Know?

Students who major in STEM fields at smaller private institutions are less likely to change their major and more likely to complete a bachelor's degree in STEM than students at public universities, according to the Council of Independent Colleges (CIC).

Student Researcher

Meet Our Science Students

We place a priority on student-driven research, strong faculty mentor relationships, and experiential learning in the classroom. Here from our students about their experiences.

Meet Science Students

Science Faculty

Meet Our Science Faculty

Cal Lutheran faculty are committed to supporting the interests and passions that drive student learning and research through personal attention and providing many opportunities for hands-on learning.

Meet Science Faculty

Science Research

Meet the Science Committee

The Science Steering Committee composed of university leaders, faculty, alumni and industry experts serving as advocates for the university and students majoring in science disciplines.

Meet the Science Committee

Science Research

Meet the Commission for the Sciences

The Commission for the Sciences (CFS) is an advisory council who share their expertise and engage their spheres of influence in support of science education at Cal Lutheran.

Meet the Science Commission

Learn More

Learn more about the future of the sciences at Cal Lutheran. Email for information and updates.